As “green” products get more and more popular, it can be hard to understand what that term really means, and how it affects your day-to-day life in your new Utah home in practice. We here at Garbett Homes felt it was time to help you understand what we mean when we say we are Utah’s green home builder, and how that can help you, especially when it comes to your wallet.
What is a “Green” Home?
Green homes are homes that have lower impact on their environment and build with more sustainable practices compared to competing new construction homes. Typically, these homes utilize more advanced building techniques and are held to high standards that increase energy efficiency, heighten internal air quality, and conserve essential lifegiving water far beyond current code.
Isn’t That Expensive?
The techniques and materials required to build to a true green standard, like the Zero Energy Ready standard Garbett holds themselves to, can indeed have a higher initial price than homes of comparable size yes. What most people don’t consider when they get the sticker shock of a green home is the year over year savings that the standards Garbett builds to will yield for our homebuyers. The efficiency in the term ‘energy efficiency’ is about how well the product uses the energy it consumes, which in turn makes it use less overall energy. This means lower bills for you, or potentially no bill whatsoever if you turn your Zero Energy Ready home into a Net Zero Energy consuming home by adding a renewable energy source like solar panels.
Green homes don’t just stop at energy bill savings, that is just the most obvious way you save. The higher quality materials, advanced air filtration systems, and other features of a green home also translate into healthier and more durable homes. When combined with proper maintenance this means that costs you don’t even think about when buying a home will also be lower in the long run.
Garbett Homes is proud to offer the freshest and greenest homes in the Salt Lake Valley, if you want to learn more about Garbett Green please click here. Or, if you want to see one of these homes for yourself, make an appointment with our new home specialist at (801) 396-9095 & email@example.com