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Five Reasons to Consider Buying a Sustainable Home

Five Reasons to Consider Buying a Sustainable Home

In the last few decades, people have been getting more conscious about conserving the environment. As a result, sustainable homes are expediting in popularity among prospective home buyers.

Typically, sustainable homes boast eco-friendly and sustainable materials and building processes. They are built to use less non-renewable resources and create less of an impact on the environment. Not only are they aesthetically pleasing, but they also offer economic and social benefits as well. Let’s discuss the top reasons why sustainable homes are an ideal option for many.

Cost-Efficient

Eco-friendly homes are built to generate less waste and consume less energy. Key features like high-performance windows, effective heating, and cooling equipment, and reliance on solar power can greatly reduce your utility bill.

For example, water heating usually accounts for 18% of a home’s electrical bill. Just improving this alone will save you money in the long run; imagine if your whole home was as efficient.

Better Health and Quality Air

Often, homeowners don’t consider how traditional materials can release harmful toxins into the air. Contaminants such as radon, formaldehyde, and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are known for increasing the chances of various illnesses.

Improved air ventilation in sustainable homes reduces the risks of respiratory diseases as well. Better airflow helps decrease dust particles, moisture, and mold, which can trigger asthma and other diseases.

Better for The Environment

An excellent benefit of an eco-friendly home is that it can help lower your water and energy consumption and reduce the carbon footprint throughout its lifetime. It can also help us preserve non-renewable resources and release fewer toxins into the air.

Moreover, reducing our dependency on these resources helps decrease the depletion of the ecological balance and allows future generations to enjoy them.

High Property Value

Eco-friendly homes are built through a combination of futuristic technology and low energy costs. They reduce your energy consumption greatly. This cost-efficiency is a big selling point and helps increase your home’s resale value in the market.

Better Longevity

Many eco-friendly building materials can outperform and outlast their traditional counterparts. For example, recycled steel beams are known for their durability in areas where earthquakes and high winds pose a threat. These are more effective than wooded structures and require fewer resources.

For every 40 to 50 trees needed to build a frame, only six recycled cars would be needed to create the same frame with steel.

Explore Babcock Ranch Sustainable Homes

Babcock Ranch is a sustainable town for residents who want to live in a greener, effortless, and affordable way. With sustainability at our core, we take pride in being America’s first solar-powered town. Not only do we rely on renewable energy, but Babcock Ranch was certified a Platinum Florida Green Community by the Florida Green Building Coalition for its commitment to construction practices that reduce negative environmental impacts.

Ready to browse our sustainable homes? We have over 50 models to best fit your budget and lifestyle needs.  Learn more about our neighborhoods here and contact us to schedule a tour.