What Does it Mean to Have a Sustainable Home?

What Does it Mean to Have a Sustainable Home?

What Does it Mean to Have a Sustainable Home?

Apr 9, 2013 by samtheguestblogger@gmail.com

Sustainability is a big issue in contemporary home design. Homeowners and builders alike are striving to find ways to construct homes that are not only cost-sustainable, but environmentally sustainable as well.

The word ‘sustainable’ and ‘green’ are often used together. While they both allude to the environment, sustainability goes beyond what it takes to reduce our impact on the earth. Sustainability can also refer to our financial efforts. Let’s look at what it can mean to have a sustainable home.

Financial Sustainability

When people think of sustainability as it pertains to their architectural design and construction, money isn’t the first thing most homeowners think of. However, ‘green sustainability’ wouldn’t be viable without first clearing a few economic hurdles.

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