As Flower Mound home builders, we know that green doesn’t necessarily mean the same thing to one person as it does another. While most people would agree that building a home that’s ‘green’ involves more environmentally friendly construction practices than those used in conventional homes, it’s still a bit confusing. Some of the terms used that mean essentially the same thing are ‘healthy,’ ‘environmentally friendly,’ or ‘sustainable.’ We’ll try to clear up a subject that may right now be clear as mud, below!
Does green home building focus on the indoor environment and the home itself, or also on the impact the home has on the entire environment? The answer to that question can be both, depending on the builder you are using. Some pay more attention to the home’s environment, while others consider building from a broader perspective such as the affect the building of the home may have on air quality, landfills, water, even wildlife. Essentially, builders who are truly dedicated to sustainable homes practice more responsibility in regards to respect for the environment we live in.
Ultimately, building a home that’s truly green begins with energy. In one way or another, about 80% of the environmental damage to the earth relates to energy. When we build a home, our efforts are primarily focused on not only building a quality, beautiful home, but one that’s efficient when it comes to energy, water, and materials. Energy efficiency is top priority, as a home that is energy efficient makes it possible for the family to live in comfort while reducing utility costs and reducing their carbon footprint on the environment.
The benefits of building a green home are many, and include better performance, environmental protection, lower cost of ownership over the long-term, and smart investing. Homes that are built using green practices and materials hold their value, and have a huge advantage if/when it comes time to sell.
At Bud Bartley Family of Builders, our custom green homes include energy efficient appliances (Energy Star rated), high efficiency HVAC systems, radiant barrier roof decking, Tyvek ThermaWrap, LoE3-366 windows, and much more. We’re dedicated not only to an environmentally friendly home, but an improved environment overall. Contact us today, and enjoy the home of your dreams knowing you’re doing your part to improve our planet.