As eco friendly houses become more and more of a priority for both builders and homeowners numerous questions arise on the in and outs of thinking green and how to apply it to your home.
Whether you’re building new or updating your current home to be greener there are several factors that are taken into consideration when determining a home’s green rating.
Ø Lot prep and design
Ø Resource efficiency
Ø Energy efficiency
Ø Water conservation
Ø Comfort and indoor environment
While we initially think of the environmental benefits and the short term advantages that green building has on our monthly costs, there is also plenty of hidden value to living in a green home. In addition to lowered utility bills, green homes are known for boasting lower maintenance costs, higher resale values and healthier indoor environments. Austin Energy also offers a green home program providing rebate and loan allowances and free upgrades! For more info visit www.austinenergy.com.
Visit these trusted green house resources to stay ahead of the curve:
6 Ways to Save More Than $12,000 on Taxes in 2009
14 Ways to Lower Your Heating Bill
The Green Housing Boom
5 Simple Money Saving Green Ideas
A House of Straw
View our Green Listings:
506 Monroe : 3 bed, 3 bath
815 Columbus : 3 beds, 3 bath with garage apartment