There is a ton of pressure to go green in every aspect of your daily lives everywhere you look right now. So, it begs the question, does building green during the construction of your home really make a difference? Let’s find out!
Here are some great reasons why building green with Hastings Construction Inc. is a smart idea.
Building green improves the air quality in your home. Not only are the environmental factors like better humidity control high tech sealing methods to eliminate drafts and cold spots standard procedure, but building green eliminates a lot of the chemicals in building supplies that can release gas and particles for years after installation- potentially affecting the respiratory health of your family for years to come.
Building green can significantly reduce your utility bills. While any Energy Star qualified homes can save the home owner hundreds of dollars each year, homes that are built green also utilize advanced insulation methods and materials that can save you additional hundreds each year. One type of green insulation, called cellulose, is even fire and fungal resistant, in addition to being an excellent sound and temperature insulator!
Building green with your new home can even make landscaping cheaper. While traditional construction basically destroys the existing lawn and landscaping, building green actively works to preserve the existing plants and trees, and the topsoil is typically saved to be reapplied after construction is complete, which can save you thousands of dollars in landscaping costs.
The construction of an average, single family dwelling typically generates between 7,000 and 13,000 pounds of construction waste. When building green with Hastings Construction Inc. these amounts can be cut down and reduced by almost two- thirds! This lessens the amount of waste that is going to end up in landfills, and the amount of travel and fossil fuel usage from transporting it. What’s more, building green relies on local suppliers and materials, which cuts down even farther on the amount of fossil fuels being used simply to get the material for your home to your property.
Although there are many difficult decisions involved in constructing your new home, whether or not to build green should be one of the simplest decisions you have to make.