As more and more people are becoming conscious of their impact on the environment, eco-friendly building materials and systems have become increasingly popular. Here are some of the top residential eco-friendly materials and systems that are trending in the building industry today.
Solar Panels: One of the most popular eco-friendly systems is the installation of solar panels. Solar panels can help reduce energy costs while also reducing your carbon footprint. Additionally, there are often tax incentives and rebates available for installing solar panels.
Sustainable Insulation: Insulation is an important part of any home, and choosing a sustainable insulation material can help reduce the environmental impact of your home. Some popular sustainable insulation materials include recycled denim, sheep’s wool, and cellulose insulation made from recycled paper products.
Low-VOC Paint: Traditional paint can release harmful volatile organic compounds (VOCs) into the air, which can have negative effects on your health and the environment. Low-VOC paint, on the other hand, is free of these harmful compounds and can help improve indoor air quality.
Bamboo Flooring: Bamboo is a rapidly renewable resource that makes for a great eco-friendly flooring option. It’s also durable and easy to maintain, making it a popular choice for homeowners.
Geothermal Heating and Cooling: Geothermal heating and cooling systems use the earth’s natural heat to warm your home in the winter and cool it in the summer. This system is not only eco-friendly but can also help reduce energy costs in the long run.
By incorporating these eco-friendly materials and systems into your home, you can not only help reduce your environmental impact but also create a healthier living environment for you and your family.
Another upgrade that we find many of today’s home buyers are looking for on their homes are Electric Vehicle (EV) Chargers. If you are considering installing an EV in your current home and garage or unsure about investing in the cost in your new construction home, it is likely well worth the investment!
Looking for more information on building trends and eco-friendly options? Contact us at Ivy Residential, where we can connect you with our preferred vendors and partners in the building industry.