You probably don’t realize it, but buildings generate nearly 40% of our annual carbon emissions globally. If you’re one of the people who advocates sustainability and environmental responsibility in building homes, then you have probably considered carbon free living.
Building a home that emits less to no carbon is possible through many simple, cost-effective steps.
By making small changes in our daily lives, we can all work to reverse the effects of climate change on our planet.
Here are eight benefits of reducing your carbon footprint.
8 Benefits of Carbon Free Living
1. Protects the Environment
A zero energy home emits no net carbon dioxide as a result of its design, construction techniques, and technology.
In other words, your home is not contributing to global warming and helps protect the environment.
2. Enhances Air Quality in Your Home
Zero energy homes are now a reality, thanks to ground-breaking construction techniques and the latest in green technology. These homes use less energy to heat and cool your spaces. This means you not only enjoy great quality air but also save a lot on your utility bills.
With the latest in ventilation technology installed, you’ll have fresh, filtered air that is preheated or pre-cooled with a minimum of pollutants and allergens.
3. Utilizes Clean Energy Source
Living in a zero-energy home without using dirty fossil fuels is possible. The energy used in your home comes from solar panels on your roof, which produces clean, sustainable energy.
4. Promotes Peaceful Home
A properly sealed home helps to prevent noise pollution with reduced noise levels. Also, high-density external wall insulation and insulated energy-efficient windows and doors reduce noise transfer.
5. Reduces Your Homeownership Costs
A zero energy home reduces energy expenses. Thus it costs less to own from the start than a comparable regular home. Instead of paying exorbitant energy costs, you may put that money back in your pocket.
6. Decreased Maintenance Cost
Zero energy homes in Delaware are low maintenance and easy to keep clean, thanks to their durable, airtight construction and fresh, recirculating air systems.
They are resistant to mold and water damage because of high quailty construction. They also do not accumulate as much dust since they have fresh filtered air.
7. Creates More Durable Homes
Designing and creating a zero-energy home requires the use of long-lasting, high-quality materials. Steel is a primary building material used to construct zero-energy homes’ floors, walls, and roofs.
Steel is far more durable than wood and does not hold moisture, which is the main cause of mold growth in homes.
8. Ensures a High Resale Value
As the demand for energy-efficient homes grows, the value of these homes will rise as well. A carbon-neutral home will be more valuable than homes around it that are not carbon-neutral.
Carbon-neutral or even carbon negative homes are not just energy-efficient, but they also represent a new way of building homes in Arlington.
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