Green Homes in Real Estate

6 Nov

Green Homes in Real Estate

Green Homes are one of the latest trends in the real estate industry. One of the reasons why green homes are in such demand is because of the increasingly environmentally-aware society. Having a eco-friendly home is an effective contribution to the green efforts of your community. Green homes also offer great benefits to homeowners, since they save money by cutting the need for additional energy.

A green home’s flooring should be made of recycled materials. Being eco-friendly is a trait of a green home and the materials used should be safe for the environment. The installation process involved should be eco-friendly, without harming nature by releasing gas fumes or other toxic elements. The most commonly used materials in eco-friendly flooringare cork, bamboo and linoleum, all of which give off a warm, inviting and cozy appeal. Additionally, they are durable enough to last for years. These materials do not contain harmful chemicals such as formaldehyde, which is known to be damaging to health. Unfortunately, these toxins are present in products utilized in many homes that are not eco-friendly.

One note-worth material used in green homes is salvaged lumber. Salvaged lumber can be obtained from homes that are old and beyond repair. Salvaged lumber has many advantages for your home since it is already aged to a progressive density unlike new lumber. Solar energy implementation is another efficient characteristic of a green home. This effectively decreases energy costs as well as improves energy efficiency.Make sure that the home equipment to be used, such as ovens, washing machines, dryers, microwaves, refrigerators, washers and other electric appliances are energy efficient. Otherwise, look for other green-approved appliances for your home.

Jennifer Fields
Oklahoma City & Edmond Real Estate Agent


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