Friday July 24, 2020
The costs and savings of green homes include economic, social, and environmental impacts. Green building and design are more than just buzz words used to attract clientele. Making the choice can put a builder or homeowner on the right side of history and help build trust between you and your builder, knowing they want to give you the best quality in the market.
Here's everything you need to know about Green Building and how Boone Homes makes sure you’re getting maximum efficiency and quality in your home.
Understanding Green Building
Green building or sustainable design has been around for centuries but is only now becoming a term of art in the world of construction and real estate. Sustainable design allows homes to minimize their energy, water, and material usage, with an overall aim of reducing the carbon footprint that they take up.
We now have a better understanding of the home lifecycle and the way that we build and maintain these homes can have a major impact on human life. Green building takes concepts and extends them beyond the walls of the home itself. The concept extends to site planning, land usage issues, as well as the community impact it can have.
What Makes Green Building Practices so Important?
The growth and development of communities have a massive impact on the natural environment. The way that houses are designed, operated, manufactured, and constructed consumes natural resources. What's become important is for everyone involved to take ownership and responsibility for their role in how these homes have their impact.
Considering Environmental Impacts
By thinking about the impact that houses have on natural resources, it's possible to plan or to maintain homes in a way that minimizes their impact.
Green building ends up enhancing and protecting biodiversity and ecosystems near the location of the home. The air and water quality will improve, minimizing the number of people with respiratory issues impacted. By reducing waste streams, you can protect and even restore natural resources in the process.
Considering the Economic Impacts
Many of the practices that we take for granted in building or maintaining a home involve a great deal of material and financial waste. By going green, it's possible to reap some of the major benefits.
You see ownership costs lower when you implement green building practices, as with less consumption comes less need for expensive resources and utilities. Using proper Boone Homes insulating and construction methods, LP TechShielding and OX exterior sheathing, reduces energy costs over the life of your home. LP TechShielding is the #1 product in the market, and offers superior insulation, helping block radiant heat in the roof panel from emitting into the home’s attic, resulting in reduced attic temperatures up to 30º F, keeping your home cool. OX exterior sheathing offers the industries tightest air barrier for lower air infiltration which eliminates thermal bridging into the homes interior walls. Thermal bridging can be a major source of energy loss in homes, leading to higher energy use and higher utilities cost.
With green homes, you see an increase in the value of the asset of the home itself as well as its ability to make a profit. When building and maintaining a green home, you see an improved performance in the economic life cycle of the home. Boone Homes feature Energy Star appliances throughout our homes to save energy and money by lowering energy use and maximizing efficiency.
Considering the Social Impacts
Beyond our own needs within the four walls of a home, there is a whole world impacted by new construction.
Green homes enhance the health and comfort of the occupants, allowing them to live life without the distractions of bad air or temperature quality. Local utility infrastructures will be thankful for your low impact, which leads to fewer outages.
Boone Homes Green Building Practices
At Boone Homes we build every home like it was to be our own. This process includes choosing the highest quality materials as well as the most energy efficient and environmentally friendly. We build every Boone Home using stick-built construction to ensure your home's thermal envelope is as tight as possible in order to conserve the highest possible amount of energy.
Using proper Boone Homes insulating and construction methods of LP TechShielding and OX Exterior Sheathing , we reduce overall energy costs over the life of your home. LP TechShielding is the #1 product in the market, and offers superior insulation, helping block radiant heat in the roof panel from emitting into the home’s attic, resulting in reduced attic temperatures up to 30º F, keeping your home cool. OX Exterior Sheathing offers the industries tightest air barrier for lower air infiltration which eliminates thermal bridging into the homes interior walls. Thermal bridging can be a major source of energy loss in homes, leading to higher energy use and higher utilities cost.
We also take care of the land we build on, and around us, by recycling all construction waste, and using sustainable land management practices, because we know our impact matters.
Green Building and Design Has Long-Lasting Impacts
The positive benefits of green building and design extend far beyond the walls of a home. It has an impact on homeowners and neighbors. Contact us today to start designing your new green home with Boone Homes.