Sustainable homes have had an exponential growth in the past few years. This is due to the deteriorating climatic conditions, and people are taking initiatives to protect their surroundings by reducing the constructions of homes with carbon footprint.
Given below are some of the factors to be familiarized with before constructing a green home
1. Green buildings are healthier but costlier
Anyone who constructs a sustainable homes, should be aware of the fact that these house can be there for 60 years. And all though they are costly, the operating expenses are much lower since there is an optimum utilisation of the natural resources with lower bills, better health and better comfort.
2. Entire Life Cycle should be taken into account
Plan and take into account the entire life cycle of your green building. Conducting a study prior can be crucial but will be helpful for maintenance and operation as well.
3. Green Buildings are energy efficient
Green Buildings are more energy efficient and is good for the environment. They are built using nontoxic environment friendly materials, as a result, they produce much lower carbon than the normal buildings.
4. Certification to leverage
Leadership in Energy and environmental design is a globally recognized symbol that works as a framework for construction of green buildings, promoting highly efficient, healthy and cost efficient buildings. Apart from LEED, WELL building standard measures a buildings impact on the human health and wellness by focusing on seven factors – air, water, nourishment, light, fitness, comfort and mind.
5. Green buildings can enhance profits
The key benefit of green building is its lower operational costs which include lower energy and water cost, lower maintenance cost and better health. With minimal expenses spent, building a green home can be pocket friendly compared to normal buildings.
6. Attracts users with specific green requirements
Green building helps you to design and construct efficient and healthy homes that benefits the community. They come with specific green requirements such as solar panels, water-savings equipment’s, eco-paints, electric conservation measures etc.
7. Utilizing smart home tech in green buildings is key
Smart home technology enhances the purpose of sustainable homes. Temperature controls, smart lightings, irrigation systems etc. can help you manage the property easily and efficiently.