People are increasingly looking at their homes’ environmental impact whether they are looking to reduce their carbon footprint or simply live a healthier life. As a result, there has never been an increase in demand for eco sustainable housing. And it’s not only about solar panels on roofs or double-pane windows. There are many innovative ways to make a home more eco-friendly and home builders of today are making it easier than ever to build green.
Many companies are creating green homes from scratch, using prefabricated designs, which feature efficient insulation and triple-paned windows. For instance, eco-friendly homes built by EcoCraft are custom designed to match the style of the homeowner and utilize energy-efficient construction techniques that reduce material waste to less than 5 percent, a vast improvement over traditional residential construction.
These green homes make use of energy-efficient appliances, as well as superior insulation, which reduces the amount of energy used by homeowners. Some are based on passive strategies like the orientation of the home on the property, and the type and number of windows or solar options.
Other eco-friendly features home buyers are seeking include electric vehicle charging stations as well as tankless water heaters, and smart HVAC systems that track and optimize the use of energy. Another common feature is natural cleaners that keep toxins out of the environment as well as out of the water supply and off the skin. With so many options to choose from, it’s no wonder that green homes are more popular than ever before.