Sustainability has been a buzzword bouncing around in many industries lately. While it’s something that we’ve all been hearing a lot of, you might be curious what sustainability really is. As far as beaulive is concerned, our industry is encoring the use of sustainable construction techniques that are meant to reduce the impact a home has on the environment both during a renovation and well after. You can learn more about sustainable techniques used in home renovation projects and why they matter by reading our short guide below.
There’s been a concerted effort across much of the globe in recent years to find renewable energy sources in wind and solar power. Even if you can’t install solar panels on your home or outside your apartment, you can use sustainable techniques to reduce your energy consumption throughout the day by installing large windows on the south side of your home to maximize daylight exposure or opening living spaces so sunlight illuminates more areas.
Saves you money
Sustainable building materials are meant to be durable and last for many years. You might find that you’re paying more for some materials upfront, but ultimately the materials will last longer, and you won’t have to renovate again for many years. If you’re looking to sell your home, sustainable materials are appealing to buyers, so they’re often willing to pay more compared to what they would for other homes.
Reduces your carbon footprint
It can be intimidating when you’re trying to reduce your carbon footprint. Single-use plastics and other materials that aren’t recyclable seem to find their way into our homes without making much effort. You can feel better about your efforts when you use sustainable construction techniques because it goes toward reducing your carbon footprint. Remember, helping the environment doesn’t take a few people doing everything perfectly. It takes everyone doing a few things imperfectly. Even a small impact can go a long way toward helping the planet.
Improves resale value
Buying homes with sustainable materials and an energy-efficient floorplan can go a long way to encoring a buyer to purchase your home. Most buyers understand the benefits of paying more for materials and concepts in a home when they’ll help to save them money in the long run.
In an effort to encourage homeowners to use sustainable construction techniques, the government has put tax credits and rebates in place. You can claim these benefits when you file your taxes for the year you had your renovation done. The amount of each rebate will vary based on the type of improvements you make to your home, but you can speak with a contractor to learn more about how you can save money with your renovation.
Promotes healthy living
One of the major benefits you’ll experience with sustainable building is that the materials used emit little to no toxins. Traditional building materials are often treated with chemicals to reinforce them and provide added strength. Individuals in your home can be sensitive to these chemicals and exacerbate their condition. Using sustainable materials is a great way to ensure this doesn’t happen to them.
Reach out to get started
Get in touch with us at beaulive to learn how we can perform your home renovation using sustainable construction techniques. We’re proud to provide you with durable materials and energy-efficient techniques for your home. Schedule a meeting with our team by calling 866-420-5666 or sending a message through our online contact form.