Construction Industry Trends: Building a Green Home

The environment is constantly changing around us, and it's important to always remain active and aware of what's going on in order to continue helping it. It's truly amazing how much money you can save by building a green home. The key is knowing all of the current green home building ideas and utilizing them. Building a green home is one construction industry trend that you don't want to miss out on.


Location is everything for many reasons, and helping the environment and your wallet are a couple of them. Most people don't even know that the direction that their home is facing can really help. You should avoid building a west-facing home. This will minimize sun exposure and keep your home cooler. And definitely avoid building your home is an environmentally sensitive location, such as somewhere that is susceptible to things like flooding, earthquakes, or hurricanes.


Most people love the idea of having a large home, but unnecessary space that is not needed is a waste that will only cost you more to heat and cool. The trick is to try to keep your home cost-effective and manageable. Be sure to consider any guests that may visit and any future children that you may add to your family.


Always look for the ENERGY STAR label on equipment that you buy. This means that the Environment Protection Agency has deemed it as energy-efficient. ENERGY STAR appliances will offer you notable money and energy savings without compromising performance at all.

Contact us today at Ascent Builders, Inc. for more information on green home building and all of the latest construction industry trends.