#WorldEnvironmentDay: Why Buying A Green Home Is A Must Today
As governments, developers and home buyers shift focus towards green living, the number of environment-friendly homes are on the rise. A global phenomenon that defines construction across the globe now has also greatly influenced the way houses are built in India. Today, a home buyer in India would certainly prefer a house in a building that is greener.
What lies behind this shift in attitude?
Natural resources are limited and are disappearing at a fast speed. It is important that each one of us does his or her bit to ensure the resources are used in the most effective manner. Living in a green home helps us do that to a great extent. While we often think it is for the global leaders to tackle a problem as big as pollution, we, at an individual level, can actually contribute greatly in bringing the rising levels down. A home that helps you save energy and emit less carbon would be your way of protecting the environment.
However, your reasons to invest in a green home could be more than all that.
Let the nature walk in
A green home is designed in such a way that natural light and air abound your home. By installing large windows, creating wide verandas, building air channels for better air circulation and using thermally conducive materials will lessen the requirement for non-natural light and ventilation at your home. These features will make the house look spacious, too.
Adding value to your home
Investing in green homes will significantly boost the overall value of your home. Green homes use sustainable materials that have low impact on environment. This is an important aspect that a potential home buyer looks for. Solar panels and water-conserving fixtures will also increase the value of your home.
Bringing down power bills
Installing solar panels on roof-tops can save considerable amount of money every month on your electric bill. By replacing traditional bulbs with LED, CFL and energy-saving door and window fixtures that use less energy can save both money and energy.
Increasing the durability of your home
Green homes are built on recycled products. So, when you build a green home, you build a more durable home. Recycled products last over five times longer than traditional materials. This also means that by maintaining your home you can save more money, while your home lasts for long.