As a DFW custom home / green home builder, we’ve seen a significant increase in the amount of interest for eco-friendly houses recently. It appears that people have become worried about our natural environment. Many homebuyers nowadays consider “going green” a major determining factor when deciding on their new houses. Apart from reducing the residents’ effect on the environment, an eco-friendly home may also end up being less expensive where maintenance is involved.
On the outside, a green home might not look very different at all from traditional houses. The differences will be apparent within the products and materials used in the new custom home’s construction. Homebuyers looking for an environmentally friendly residence know they are on the right course when they locate a DFW custom home builder with accreditations as a certified green professional from environmental friendly organizations.
Green homes that meet the high standards and guidelines of such programs as EnergySmart are guaranteed to have a minimal effect on the environment. These homes can be 20-35% more efficient than conventional homes built by code, and will contain many more energy saving features. They also implement sustainable design engineering and acquire their building materials through environment-safe sources. The Energy Star® stamp is well-known to consumers. More recognized for being linked with home appliances, the blue and silver stamp is provided to all environmentally safe consumer products – especially new homes.
If you think their program sounds great, our DFW custom green homes program, GreenSmart, is even better! Our Homeowners receive a HERS rating certificate showing where their home falls on the HERS rating index. Lower scores mean higher energy savings. The average home rates at 130, Energy Star rated homes must achieve a score of 85, Green Built North Texas homes must achieve a score of 83…and we have multiple homes that have scored much lower than that!
Buyers looking for green homes are also met with an overabundance of acronyms pertaining to their new house plans. Terms which include SEER, MERV, and IAQ all indicate that the residence has been designed and built with energy-proficiency and environmentally-friendliness in mind.
Many people feel that eco-friendly homes will be the way of the future. Our natural resources are dwindling due to a history of exploitation as well as harsher conditions imposed on our environment. Humankind would be wise to correct past mistakes by cooperatively joining the movement to live a greener lifestyle.
The DFW green home builders of Bud Bartley Family of Builders keep up with modern times by providing eco-friendly solutions to home building. For more information about Bud Bartley Custom Homes and the services they offer, please contact our offices at (972) 539-0459 or visit our website at http://www.NewGreenHomesNorthTexas.com.