I’m not sure whether to go for a conventional home or a sustainably built home. What should I do?
There are many factors to consider when deciding which type of home to buy and we understand it can be a tough decision. While there are many benefits of opting for a sustainably built home, we understand that for some clients a conventional home is a better fit for their personal situations and that's totally fine. We're here to help you make a fully informed decision and to find the solution that will best fit the needs of you and your family.
Have a read through our FAQ and email us or give us a call. We’ll be happy to go through the various options with you to figure out which is the best option for you.
What do I look for to know if a home is sustainably built or not?
With many competing sustainability standards, it can be difficult to understand where to focus your attention. LEED and Passive House certification are two of the more popular certification measures used and there is a lot of overlap between the two. Based on this there are often cases where a green building can meet or exceed multiple standards simultaneously.
How does the build quality of a sustainably built home compare to a conventional home?
There are many stringent standards that sustainable homes must adhere to. While there are different sustainability standards and certifications, the commonly used standards employ cutting-edge construction techniques and materials for an exemplary fit and finish.
Are there any health benefits to a sustainably built home?
Definitely. While there is some variance based on which sustainable standard a building achieves, many green buildings are virtually air-tight. This forces air entering the building to go through the filtration system, which works 24 hours a day to replace the existing air in the house with fresh air filtered of dust and other contaminants.
Can a sustainably built home save me money?
Yes! High efficiency fixtures like low-flow faucets, energy efficient appliances and smart climate control allow you to conserve while also saving you money on your monthly bills.
How will a sustainably built home affect my resale value?
The industry is already embracing sustainable building measures, as showcased in the feature sheets of many of the new construction projects currently underway. As the home building industry shifts towards green buildings, through increasing consumer demand and legislation, choosing a sustainable home now, will help you to sell your home for more in the future.
I enjoy my peace and quiet, can a sustainably built home help with this?
Yes! A great side effect of all of the insulation required throughout the house to meet the energy efficiency standards, also goes a long way in filtering out sound - allowing you enjoy a quiet, peaceful home.