Custom green homes are fast becoming the “going thing,” so to speak – and for good reason. Today, green home design doesn’t mean trading out elegance, beauty and a distinctive, inviting home for one that is energy efficient and environmentally friendly! At Bud Bartley Homes, we want prospective homeowners to know that you CAN have it all, and you don’t have to settle for either a home that is beautiful, or one that’s affordable.
Why Green Is Good
Green homes help eliminate greenhouse gases, which are the primary cause of global warming. You can build a home to your specifications, and still help preserve natural resources, all the while saving on energy costs.
What is the difference between a conventional-built home and one that is considered green? Typically, in green home design, building materials are used that are eco-friendly, many of them recycled. Energy-efficient appliances are used as well. Most people associate energy-efficiency with heating/ac systems, but the fact is there are many appliances that save on energy usage, including washers, dryers, stoves, refrigerators, even televisions.
You may not understand the correlation between energy savings and how it’s good for the environment. Essentially, reduced energy consumption helps in the effort to prevent global warming.
Not only are recycled and eco-friendly materials used in the actual construction of custom green homes, many builders even use recycled materials in countertops and materials that are considered “green” for flooring, such as bamboo and cork. These materials are durable and long-wearing, not to mention beautiful.
Ultimately, green homes help keep the planet healthy, and save you money over the long-term. As a leading builder of custom homes in Denton County, we want you to know that you never have to sacrifice in terms of quality, design and beauty to make your contribution to a healthier planet.
What can you do to protect the environment, other than building green?
You already know that you can choose energy-efficient appliances, dimmer switches for the lights, even replace your incandescent lights with those that are luminescent. When it comes time to update your decor, consider whether your furniture can be reupholstered, refinished, painted, covered with slip covers or otherwise “recycled.”
If you’re in the market for a custom green home in Dallas, count on the experts at Bud Bartley Homes. We build every home as if it was our own.