The definition of a “green” home varies based on the homebuilder.
The definition of a “green” home varies based on the homebuilder. Some common features of green construction are homes built with better insulation, updated appliances, heating and cooling systems that are known for their efficiency and LED lighting installations.
In traditional construction, insulation is always a consideration, but it generally only includes certain parts of the building. Green builders take special care to make sure every part of the house is insulated. Special insulation products, such as spray-on foam, are often used.
Energy Star appliances and air conditioning systems help the homeowner to reduce their home’s energy footprint. They can also help them save a huge percentage of their energy, heating and cooling bills throughout the year.
LED lighting not only uses less energy that traditional lighting, but also has a variety of other benefits. These lighting systems last for many years, unlike traditional light bulbs. They also put off less heat, which further reduces cooling bills during the summer months.