Tips For Going Green

Over the past few years, “green” has been a trendy buzzword in the building, automotive, food and retail industries. With recent technological advances, living green doesn’t mean what it used to and is more attainable than you think. Today, green should not negatively impact your quality of life and does not have to cost an arm and a leg. Green homes combine:

Urbanism
Truly green homes are located in compact communities where minimal driving is required to accomplish daily tasks and errands.

Architecture
Whether you’re starting from scratch or trying out green remodeling, it’s important that a home’s design will be aesthetically pleasing 5, 10, even 50 years from now. Timeless and classically- designed homes are consistently sought after and therefore, are homes that people care about maintaining.

Materials
There’s a difference between homes that are green in a laboratory and green over time. If it has to be replaced, repaired or repainted frequently, it isn’t really green. Green homes and sustainable buildings that are built to last are those that can resist the elements and require minimal care and maintenance over time.