The New Sacramento trend- Green Homes

Larry O. Doss Monday, November 30, 2009

Green Sacramento is the current trend with all builders and real estate agents in town. Sacramento survived all the trials and tribulations through 2009 and opportunities and partnerships for Green Sacramento are getting better.

The Green builders of Sacramento feature homes that annually save thousands of kilowatts of energy, thousands of gallons of water and acres of trees! The home buyers benefit from lower energy costs and while their homes make less harmful impact on the environment.

Then what are some features of an ideal green home that make it so attractive and increase its demand?

The materials used to build an environmental friendly green home are often recycled from other buildings. These materials last longer than traditional materials and reduce the electric and heating bills through the life of the residents. The quantity of surplus building material discarded in landfills is considerably lower than the quantity generated by conventional methods.

Green homes integrate efficient plumbing and bathing fixtures, drought tolerant landscapes and water conserving irrigation systems that uses less water than traditional homes. Homes also have floor tiles and carpets recycled from bottles and tires. Some homes use sustainable and renewable products like bamboo, soybean and hemp. Paints used are made of organic compounds that are less volatile and are toxin free. Formaldehyde insulation ensures that less hazardous chemical substances are released to the environment.

The green home designs contain wider doorways, flat entries, no stairs and easily reachable bathrooms, showers and sinks that assure inhabitants with varying ability and all ages to live and mature in these homes.

A green home uses 15% less energy than standard homes. High performance windows keep air warmer in winters and cooler in summers and reduce fabric fade by 95%. Improved installation of insulation can comfortably reduce costs of heating and cooling. Heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems are designed to mean more comfort, less maintenance and quieter homes.

Water conservation is the most cost effective and environmentally sound way to reduce the increasing demand for water. Green homes use 20,000 gallons less water per year than their counterparts. Weather based irrigation controllers track rainfall, temperature, wind feed and other factors to match the water needs of your landscape according to the current weather conditions. Re-circulating hot water systems provide hot water in matter of seconds by saving those buckets of water lost before receiving hot water.

Engineered wood products are recycled or reconstituted for exterior window or door headers, roof sheathing, shear wall and sub floors.
The quality of indoor air is improved in green homes by properly sized and tested air conditioners and furnaces that provide better air quality and save on electricity and heating bills.

Green homes reduce construction wastes by 50% including wood, drywall, concrete, metal and cardboard. Reusing clean wood and recycling products will help in reducing construction waste.

Air flow tests, blower door tests, duct tests and refrigerant tests ensure a perfectly healthy living in green homes.

The opportunity to update your home into a green home is the current most attractive option to home builders, local governments and homeowners alike.

For additional resources and information please visit the following sites.

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