Top Seven Reasons Why Sustainable Construction is Important (And Why You Should Consider It)

Sustainability is a common buzzword that we all know too well.

Every day we are being asked to be mindful of the environment and do our part to reduce our carbon footprint. While we may be responsible citizens who recycle and compost, we may not realize that we have the ability to integrate sustainability into our living spaces by constructing a green home or retrofitting your current one.

What is a green home?

A green home is built specifically to conserve resources and produce less waste. Essentially, they incorporate the efficient use of energy, water and building materials and reduce environmental footprints both during the construction phase and when you live in the home.

If you’re building your forever home, why should you consider sustainable construction? Here’s our top seven reasons for building green:

1. Lower Costs

You will notice slightly lower utility bills and operating costs. When you construct a green home, you create a structure that produces more energy than it uses. For example, instead of relying on resources such as coal and natural gas, solar panels cost less to heat and cool the structure. This means a drop in your monthly utility costs.

2. Healthy Homes

Green homes are healthier to live in than standard homes. Not only do green homes run on renewable energy sources, but the healthy and natural material choices that we can help you select also support local economies. In addition, green homes rely on fresh air inside and out which decreases the chances of being exposed to unhealthy chemicals.

3. Support the Environment

You’re supporting the fight against climate change. By incorporating renewable energy sources and purchasing local healthy materials, you’re decreasing greenhouse gas emissions.

4. Increase Longevity

The durability of your home increases. Because green homes focus on natural, long-term building materials, your home’s ability to withstand wear, pressure and damage increases.

5. Support Mental Health

Your mental health will be better than ever. Green homes are designed to absorb natural light and incorporate open spaces. This is deliberately incorporated so that the home can use the sunlight to help heat the structure. Sunlight is the perfect boost for strong mental and physical health, and a green home is the perfect way to soak up some rays right from the comfort of your own living room.

6. Support a Sustainable Future

You’re a pioneer for the future. By building green, thinking locally and acting globally, you are doing your duty to make the world a better place for future generations.

7. Increase Resale Value

You generate a higher resale value. If you do want to sell your home in the future, a green home has higher resale value than a standard home. The next generation of consumers who are looking to purchase a home want a living space that aligns with their environmental beliefs, so building a green home now will support your financial goals in the future.

~by Michelle Crossland

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