Building a custom home is about more than just personal design and quality finishes. Choosing to create a custom home gives you the ability to choose what is installed in your home that is not seen by the eye. Committing to building an energy efficient home can bring many benefits environmentally and financially. It can help you in the short term and in the years to come. Not sure why you should consider building an energy efficient custom home? Here are some of the amazing reasons energy star homes are becoming the standard in custom builds.
Reduce Enivronmental Impact
Building a home to Energy Star standards means that you have committed to building a home that reduces energy consumption on the part of your family. According to Energy Star, “A new home that has earned the ENERGY STAR label has undergone a process of inspections, testing, and verification to meet strict requirements set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), delivering better quality, better comfort, and better durability.” This means your home is reducing the footprint you leve on the environment and will reduce your footprint for years to come.
Reap the Financial Benefits
Choosing to create an Energy Star Custom Home can lead to great monetary ROI. Although the upfront cost may be higher than a standard home, tax cuts and the overall reduction of costs for the life of the home makes building the property a investment that returns money to your pocket over the years. For those who are money savvy, this offers the perfect opportunity for money retention in the decades to come.
Custom Design, Focused on You
If you are interested in one portion of energy efficiency in particular, your custom design can focus its attention to optimizing this energy saver. Whether solar energy, wind energy or energy reducing appliances, your custom home can be built to not only meet you tasteful design desires, but create a highly-reduced energy footprint.
Want to learn more about Energy Star and the certifications? Check out this video and contact MH Akers to learn how we can make your energy efficient custom home a reality!