Sustainable home design is a trend that’s here to stay as many homeowners make more of an effort to reduce their carbon footprint and become more eco-conscious when building new or remodeling homes.
If sustainability is a priority for your new construction home plans but you’re not sure where to start, here are some sustainable home design tips.
Energy Efficient Windows
Low emittance windows reflect heat and UV light from windows so that the cool air stays inside the home and overall keeps the home cooler for longer. Low emittance windows keep energy bills lower because your cooling system doesn’t have to work as hard to cool the house.
Reclaimed Local Materials
Reclaimed materials that are sourced locally are a great sustainable design option, keeping your flooring, walls and structural features as eco-friendly as possible. Reclaimed lumber can be used for wood flooring and accent features within the home, and reclaimed stone can be used for pavers or edging on the exterior.
A well insulated home will save on energy costs by saving your heating and cooling system from working overtime to make up for leaks. Making sure your new construction home is properly insulated will account for most of your energy saving efforts.
Energy Star Appliances
Energy Star appliances are certified energy efficient appliances that use less energy to operate and save money on electric bills. Energy Star appliances save the household money, water and energy in your everyday life.
Smart Home Features
Smart home features like smart thermostats, smart smoke detectors, smart kitchen appliances and more are becoming much more affordable and can reduce the home’s overall energy expenditure. Families building new homes are investing in smart home features, making the homes more valuable and reducing energy usage year after year.
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