What Makes a Green Custom Home Different from a Traditional One?
The best representation of what’s unique about building a green custom house is a simplified version of the checklist below.
Energy and water conservation:
This is the motivating motivation behind many people’s desires to build a green new home. During the home’s design process, every possible option for lowering energy and water use is considered. Low-flow fixtures and Energy Star appliances are just a few examples, as are insulation, efficient lighting, and the use of renewable energy sources like geothermal heating and cooling or solar panels.
When a custom home builder in Oregon is looking for a place to build a future home, they consider the site’s sustainability. Is the house near existing infrastructure (roads, sewer, etc.)? The less impact on the environment, the more important it is to create a green custom home near existing infrastructure.
Green building materials include:
This means general contractors look for products created from recyclable, renewable, or locally sourced materials. When it comes to designing a green bespoke home, they discuss recycled materials with clients, such as recovered glass and architectural components salvaged from previous projects. When it comes to flooring, we recommend utilizing renewable resources such as bamboo or cork, but only if doing so would be more expensive and have a bigger carbon footprint than using more locally produced alternatives. Green products, which are becoming more popular and widely available, provide them with additional design options while also providing homeowners with rates comparable to non-green materials.
In-home health and well-being:
When it comes to custom green building, eco-friendly home builders are always on the lookout for materials and goods that are potentially detrimental to their customers. Harmful vapors are released by some paints, carpets, wallboard, and cabinetry. Also, double-check that your heating and cooling system is properly sized and sealed. As a result, dwellings have better air quality, more even moisture distribution, and fewer uncomfortable hot and cold spots. Green custom homes also contain rooms that are filled with natural light, which not only saves energy but also gives the house a more positive “feeling.”
Another way to look at the differences between green custom homes and standard custom homes is to compare their environmental effect to each other. There is a difference between the two, and understanding it is crucial for homeowners’ contentment with their houses, utility bills, and ability to contribute to a greener future.