People are constantly evaluating their homes environmental impact whether they are looking to reduce their carbon footprint, or simply live a healthier lifestyle. There has never been more demand for green homes. And it’s not only about solar panels on the roof or double-paned windows. There are plenty of new ways to make your house more eco-friendly and home builders of today are making it easier than ever before to build green.
Many companies are creating green homes from scratch, using prefabricated designs, which feature efficient insulation and triple-paned windows. For example, eco-friendly homes built by EcoCraft are custom-designed to match the style of the homeowner and use resource-efficient methods of construction that reduce the waste of materials to just 5 percent, an enormous improvement over conventional residential construction.
These green homes also often make use of energy-efficient appliances and high-quality insulation to limit homeowners’ energy use. Some are built on passive strategies like the orientation of the home on the land as well as the type and size of windows or solar options.
Other green features that homeowners are looking for include electric vehicle charging stations and tankless water heaters as well as smart HVAC systems that track and optimize their energy usage. Another common feature is natural cleaners that keep toxins out of the environment, as well as in the water supply and off the skin. Green homes are becoming more well-known because there are many choices.