You've probably heard of a 'green' home before...
But what exactly is a green home? Let's dive into the key characteristics and features of green homes, green homes for sale right now, and more.
A green home is one that has been designed and built in an efficient manner, that respects resources, and that optimizes energy and water use. Typically, these homes last longer if they are made with quality systems and materials as they won't wear out or break quickly and therefore waste less.
Green homes could be considered synonymous with 'sustainable' homes, and ideally use low-impact, high-performance materials that are considered efficient in terms of manufacturing, shipping, and installation.
Factors like building materials and method, insulation, windows, heat and AC, ventilation, appliances, plumbing, EV-friendliness, use of smart systems, and solar or wind energy generation can deem a home as eco-friendly. These homes are ideal for the homebuyer who is concerned with reducing their environmental impact.
Of course, you don't need to live in a home built from the ground up with the environment in mind for your home to be green. Read on for elements you can incorporate into your home or into your home search that can contribute to a green-minded lifestyle.
While EV charging is not necessarily explicitly connected to the home itself, a home with an EV charger, (or proximity to chargers) definitely fits in with a green lifestyle. In that same train of thought, being located in an area with high walk, bike, and/or transit scores would also be characteristics of a green home, as that would indicate that travel for many day-to-day activities outside the home could be completed with less or even no use of fossil fuels.
If you're looking for homes with EV chargers, check out our collection here.
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