Green home building comes in many shades and styles. The manufacturing construction and operation of residential buildings consumes approximately 20% of America’s energy. Building green is the solution. Home owners can incorporate green into their homes in so many different ways. It really starts with the site preservation, as far as, designing the house around the trees and the lot itself to sealing the house and preventing heat from escaping to using natural stone products like slate in the house. Also using concrete counter tops. There’s just so many different things that you can implement in going green. Many green building methods like site planning and the use of green materials are low cost while providing energy savings. Using recycled, renewable, non-toxic materials improves the indoor environment while promoting conservation of natural resources.
Depending on your home buliders like to use renewable sources wherever possible. Builders were concerned about energy efficiency, but they kind of neglected the quality of the air in the home. To me green in construction is in two phases: the building materials that you use and the other is the quality of the air and they try to address both.
Empowered with this information today’s environmentally conscious homeowner demands a home that is built for energy and resource efficiency from the ground up. It’s definitely important to have a green home. It teaches me and the people around me to be efficient and to take care of nature. Without nature we don’t live. With energy efficiency there’s a lot of things that are important. The way society’s going right now it’s hard to teach a lot of that to the younger generation so they try to do as they can to show them the proper ways to be efficient.
Smart site planning is the first component of building an environmentally responsible home. A skilled design team can assess the site and design a home that complements the existing landscape. Slopes, views, and present vegetation are critical factors designers take into consideration. Building a green home and incorporating design strategy is really critical to the success of the project. Being able to walk the site and utilizing the aspects that the site brings to the table, the position of the sun across the land, the views that might be available to the property, and working with the things that the client really loved about the project in the first place and why they chose that particular site.
Taking a green approach results in better homes. Helping owners save money and providing the inhabitants with a healthier environment while preserving our planet for future generations. The important thing is to start building green and learn the rest along the way. Builders get smarter about their processes every time they do it because you find out what’s important. The build team creates functional livable healthy homes. We have neglected this earth long enough and builders work very hard to make their homes livable for the customers. We need to think about the earth that we’re leaving our kids.
A green building team brings an experienced and knowledgeable perspective to any new construction or renovation project. Whether your concerns are accessibility, air quality, sustainability, or energy efficiency the building team delivers concepts to meet your needs. Establishing the client’s needs takes quite a while. In the very beginning the builders spend a lot of time up front meeting with them discussing all of the things they’d like to bring into the design of the home. The builder also brings the team together in the beginning to walk the site and find out from the client’s perspective what it was that they liked about that particular location. They then bring their own ideas to the table and decide what could be the best solution for integrating all of their design ideas considering their budget and construction processes to decide what their project site will allow. The builder should approach every project with the client’s needs and desires in mind.