What is Behind Customer Demand for Energy Efficient Homes?
That's what a seasoned builder here in Asheville wanted to know.
"The local Green Building Council says that HealthyBuilt Homes® are leading the way in the built environment," he said.
"What would make me want to build them?"
That is a good question, and one that seems to be coming up more and more even in a challenging economy where the impact on the real estate market is significant.
Here are just three (3) "secrets" I suggested he consider:
•1. Customer demand for energy efficient homes. From Atlanta to Asheville to Santa Monica developers involved in sustainable innovation continue to enjoy.
Possibly, it's time to capitalize on the opportunity.
•2. Federal and State Tax credits, zoning allowances and other incentives
•3. Lower operating costs attract new home buyers.
In the future, should the home buyer decide to sell the home, the certificate proving that the homes that meets "green home guidelines" and is built by residential builders who practice sustainable, high-performance building strategies, adds value to the purchase.
Summing it up: Everyone wins. Eco-friendly homes create a comfortable, healthy and affordable place that reduce energy and water usage, promote renewable energy use and help protect the land where the home is built.
Resource: Green Building Council educating homeowners and building professionals on the benefits of:
- creating energy efficient buildings
- increased use of alternative energy sources
- sustainable development
- using green building materials
- decreasing use of natural resources
- preserving topsoil and trees
- reducing storm water runoff
- _____________ (fill in the blank and let me know what that is)_
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