One of the most widespread trends of the past couple of years is green construction. Sustainable building is environmentally responsible, employing energy-efficient materials throughout the entire home or commercial building. Here in the climate of Prescott, there is much more value this eco-friendliness than just protecting the earth. You can save a lot of money, too! In this article, we’ll explore some of the ways green construction will save you money.
Green Construction = Reduced Energy Costs
Because sustainable building is about saving on resources, it also means lowered energy bills. This is because of increased energy efficiency. Although the cost of green building can be about two percent more than conventional forms of construction, you will quickly recover that money in lower utility costs. On average, sustainable building owners save 30 percent on energy costs, including heating, cooling, and gas. Weigh this continuous savings in contrast to the small cost of going green.
Tax Credits are Available for Some Green Construction Projects
Federal and state governments is offer tax credits, rebates, and other incentives to those who decide to go with sustainable construction. While these perks differ according to where you live, they are significantly attractive in the Quad-Cities. These incentives can put a considerable amount of money back in your wallet. Every time you install a sustainable, alternative form of energy like geothermal, solar, or wind, or you’ll earn credits of some type. The experts at Innovative Home Builders can tell you the specifics for our region.
Lowering Costs of Installation
The costs of sustainable building materials are rapidly decreasing. Since the economy is investing more and more in eco-friendly construction, the manufacturing costs are dropping. That is very meaningful under our current economic conditions! The greater participation in this industry in recent years has made sustainable building much more affordable.
Green Construction Materials Require Less Maintenance
Most green building applications require little maintenance. For example, by choosing bamboo flooring – which is easily renewable, highly popular, and sustainable – instead of hardwood, you can maintain the style and functionality of beautiful wood flooring without worrying about upkeep.
Protection of Your Home
The development of sustainable building products has actually enhanced the protection of homes and commercial buildings. An example of this is EF Block™. This revolutionary invention is manufactured by using recycled products. A construction built with EF Block™ withstands fire, harsh weather, and the invasion of insects and other pests. (We would be glad to talk with you about this miracle resource for construction!
Working Together for a Sustainable Community
We will help you design a home or commercial building that reduces environmental impact. You will also save a bundle on energy costs! To learn more, just call us at Innovative Home Builders. We offer a free consultation and estimate.