has long been a source for eco friendly green homes
and experienced green home builders. Eco friendly green homes
are high quality homes that are built to a green specification set forth by the client and then certified by third parties to assure that the home has met all requirements. Green built homes
will usually be at least 30 percent more energy efficient than other homes and most will be healthier to love in because most green building programs require that less toxic materials are used within the construction of the home, thus making the indoor air quality of a green built home better for its residents.
Green Homes save energy
The main components of any green building program are site, energy, water, materials, home envelope, and indoor air quality. Minimal impact is made to the home site when a green home is built by removing only the required trees and only disturbing the soil where the home will be placed. Native plants and turf will be installed that is hearty and requires little or no water. A green home will be typically built using more insulation, and having fewer thermal breaks while sealing the home envelope tighter for reduced energy consumption. Energy Star appliances, lighting, HVAC and hot water heaters will be used that have much higher energy efficiency ratings than their counterparts.
Asheville NC Eco Friendly Green Homes
Green Homes have better indoor air quality
Water consumption will be reduced in the home by using low flow water fixtures and perhaps dual flush toilets. Low or no V.O.C. building materials, paints, finishes, caulks and adhesives will be used in the home so that off gassing of toxic fumes is reduced and provides for healthier indoor air. Energy recovery ventilation systems along with proper dampers and air balance of the home can also be provided so that the new green built home has proper air turn over for cleaner, healthier indoor air quality. Green homes
are planned and built to a higher standard than normal building code and thus are higher quality, more energy efficient and will typically last longer while being healthier to live in.
Call Green Mountain Realty at 828.215.9064 for green homes, land or real estate here in the Asheville area.