There are many benefits to building a home with a green builder; some environmental and others economical. When someone with knowledge of the materials and systems that can be used in green construction is involved in every step of the design and development process for your new green building project, you will save critical natural resources and will have a home that uses less energy than a conventional home. There are several companies offering luxury home construction in the greater Asheville area are that market themselves as green home builders - few of them have the experience, portfolio, quality, and customer-service-oriented experience that you'll find at Osada Construction.
The following are 10 benefits of working with the Asheville Green Builders at Osada Construction.
There are many new methods for saving energy in a home. From the way it is sited on a lot to the systems that are used to heat water, cool and heat the home, and the materials from which the home is constructed. All of these factors can affect the energy that is used. The Asheville Green Builders at Osada Construction will use extra insulation and triple pained sealed windows to save energy in your home. Osada also has established relationships with Asheville's best solar energy contractors and can include solar PV and Solar Thermal energy options in your home plans.
A luxury home that uses water as efficiently as it uses power can be a large factor on annual costs of ownership. Toilets can be used that are low flush, water saving showerheads, high effiiciency clothes washers and low water use dishwashers can help save thousands of gallons of water a year.
Using materials that are sustainable such as lumber, bamboo, recycled materials, Hardee board siding, sheep’s wool, concrete and cork, are but a few materials used by the green home builders at Osada Construction.
How well a house is insulated is a big factor in its energy use. The Asheville Green Builders at Osada will know what type and amount of insulation will be required in the construction of your new home and will plan accordingly. A well insulated Osada home will keep you cool during our hot NC summers and warm through our cold mountain winters.
Indoor Air Quality
There is more emphasis placed on the airflow in a green house. Whether the system is passive in your luxury home, using convection for airflow or active, using electrical powered fans, airflow in a green home provides cleaner air than a conventional home. When coupled with low emission materials, such as bamboo flooring and concrete countertops, the amount of toxic chemicals within the home are lowered.
Not to be overlooked, there are tax benefits to using sustainable building practices to construct your new home. There are some local and federal tax breaks for building green.
Long Term Cost Savings
In many cases, sustainable new home construction by an Asheville Green Builder may cost slightly more than that of a conventional house. However, these up-front costs will come back to you over time in overall energy and water savings.
Due to the unique quality construction of a green luxury home, built by a green home builder, the value of your property will be greater in the long run. Many of the homes built by Osada Construction offer owners instant equity even with the smallest of down payments because there is tremendous value in green building. Because not all new home builders have the foresight to use green building practices, a properly constructed sustainable home can be sold at a premium in today's market.
Net Zero Capabilities
By going a little further in the planning of your green home, it can be made into a home that is net zero. This occurs when you have a home that produces its own energy with wind, solar or hydroelectric power that enables the owner to sell back energy to the power company. These upgrades will add to the initial cost of the home, but the long-term savings can be very large.
The personal satisfaction of knowing that you are doing your part to preserve the environment is a very good reason to use a green home builder. Osada Construction has one of Asheville's highest customer satisfaction rates and there's a clear correlation to the pride that owner, Matt Osada, takes in his work. If you're interested in building a new sustainable luxury home in the Asheville area, call 828.606.5295 to find out how Osada Construction can help you through every step of the process.