Having a custom home builder make your home eco-friendly and energy efficient not only benefits the planet but also you and your family. Going green has been a rising trend and with all the advantages of it, it’s easy to see why. Talk to your Toronto home builder and enjoy the following benefits.
One of the biggest benefits of a custom green home is that it is better for the environment. That means that throughout the designing, building, and living process you can feel good. Using renewable materials, recycled building supplies, and adding eco-friendly features all makes this possible. A smaller carbon footprint and decreased negative impact on the planet is always good.
When you start talking to your Toronto home builder you might worry that building a custom green home will end up costing more than a traditional one. The truth is that using sustainable building materials usually saves you money. Some features might cost more money up front but they will end up saving you tons of money in the long run such as solar panels or energy-efficient windows. Building a green home also opens up many government tax breaks that you can benefit from. Eco-friendly materials tend to be higher quality as well meaning they won’t have to be replaced as often as traditional materials, saving you money.
Even if you are building your custom green home to be your forever house, resale value is still something to keep in mind. Building a green home in Toronto will increase your house’s resale value immediately. People are willing to pay a premium in to enjoy the benefits of living in an eco-friendly home. Resale value is beneficial to you even if you’re not selling it as the home equity can impact loans and other financial decisions.
Green homes do a wonderful job of regulating your homes’ temperature. Green roofs, energy-efficient windows, and insulation all help keep your house cool in the summer and warm in the winter. In addition to this making your home more comfortable, there are also the added benefits of wasting less gas or electricity and saving money in lower bills.
Building a custom green home means you will end up saving tons of water. This will benefit the planet, your conscious, and your wallet. Green homes have features such as low-flow faucets and showerheads, dual flush toilets, and efficient irrigation systems. Some homes even have rainwater collection systems that save even more. All of this will lead to lower water bills but more importantly, it will save precious clean water that is often wasted in traditional homes.
Green homes are typically more durable than traditional homes. The materials used are higher quality and have a longer life, some materials even coming with lifetime warranties. Custom green homes are also built with more care, effort, and planning to reduce the risk of any common construction mistakes. You’ll spend less time and money having to maintain your home overall.
Living in a green home can have amazing benefits for your overall health. Eco-friendly homes use non-toxic materials and release fewer greenhouse gasses into the air during construction. Many green homes also have purer ventilation systems meaning the air in cleaner and fresher inside the home. All of this reduces the risk respiratory illnesses and lowered body immunity.
Quality of Life
Life is generally more enjoyable if your mental well-being is good. A happier you tend to mean a happier life. Living in a green home not only benefits your physical health but also your mental health. You will feel good about your reduced impact on the environment and all the money you are saving.
Building a custom green home has so many benefits it’s hard to fathom why people would ever build traditional houses. Everyone benefits in a green home- you, the planet, and your bank account. If you’re interested in a green home contact us today to talk about building a Toronto custom home. At Sina Sadeddin Architectural Design we specialize in LEED homes. Green is what we do.