When building a home, there may be no greater decision than how to make it sustainable. The EPA states that “the built environment has a vast impact on the natural environment, human health, and the economy.” If you’re considering building a home in Oceanside, California, you’ll benefit greatly from building a sustainable home.
Oceanside is a beautiful city and it deserves to be adorned with beautiful, environmentally friendly homes. Here are five reasons to build a sustainable home.
- A Healthier Way of Living
Ironically, the homes we shelter in for safety may be a detriment to our health. Many building materials contain volatile organic compounds (VOCs). From paint to plastics, these VOCs are in a wide assortment of building materials.
Non-green building materials also promote mold growth, which can cause severe allergic reactions. Mold and VOCs are two sources of indoor air pollution and they should not be taken lightly.
You can combat these pollutants by using greener building materials, anti-mold insulation, and installing a system to improve air quality. Thinking green isn’t just good for the environment. It’s good for your health.
- Built to Last
A major benefit of environmentally-friendly homes is that they are built to last. More durable materials mean fewer repairs and a longer life-span for your home.
Obtain them by implementing the following measures:
- low-flow toilets
- solar panels
- natural and durable flooring
- using reclaimed materials
These materials will ensure that your home is still standing even while others have fallen into disarray. Not only will this save you many repair headaches, but it’ll also save you money.
- Cost Savings
A large draw of sustainable living is the how much money you’ll save in the long run. Saving the planet is nice, but no one said you couldn’t benefit off of it, too.
Sustainability comes into play at just about every step in the home owning process. It starts with the materials used in construction. Metal roofs, recycled materials, and other green options are light on the environment and your wallet.
- It’s Good for the Environment
The environment, like an environmentally-friendly home, is something that’ll be passed on from generation to generation. It’s something that we should look after.
You can do that by investing in a sustainable home that does the following:
- reduces your carbon and environmental footprint
- lessens the strain on landfills
- uses fewer resources and utilities
Understandably, it can be difficult to worry about the environment when you have your own home and future to think about. Wouldn’t you sleep easier at night knowing that your home is the best home that it can be?
- It’s Easy to Think Green
Thinking green doesn’t have to influence every aspect of homebuilding. Often, it’s the little things that make all the difference.
Even if you’re just deciding on lights, why not take a moment to make it a little more sustainable?
A Sustainable Home for a Sustainable Future
Environmentally friendly homes have a huge impact on health, the environment, and on personal funds.
If you’re considering building a home in Oceanside, California, please give us a call. We have the experience to guide you through the process of creating the sustainable home of your dreams.
Saving the environment AND getting the home of your dreams? This process sounds like a win-win for you and the environment.
Dale L. Cexton Architects provides quality and innovative architectural design and planning services to individuals, builders, and developers throughout California.