As the city of Vancouver strives to create a healthier city for the future generation they have chosen to focus on green buildings, which includes green homes. Under the greenest city goal, the mandate is to “lead the world in green building design and construction.”
This is a mandate that SilverBeam Homes believes to our core and as such we are already urging home buyers to invest in green building technologies and techniques. Our Approach is to offer these types of homes and is always working to improve our operations to ensure that the houses we build now and in the future follow the necessary codes for a greener Vancouver.
Here at SilverBeam Homes, we create homes that are sustainable and environmentally friendly. But what exactly does it mean for your home to be green or environmentally friendly? What kinds of materials are used to ensure that a home fits this bill? What makes a green home any different from other homes built years ago?
What Makes a Home Green?
A home that is referred to as “green” is typically also referred to as environmentally friendly or sustainable. These homes are designed and constructed with materials that employ and incorporate strategies, techniques, and technologies that work together to make the home healthier and more energy efficient while not depleting natural resources. The use of sustainable materials during the building process is just one of the aspects of what makes a home “green”. Along with the use of sustainable materials, there is also the way they are used. For a home to be considered green the sustainable materials must be used so that they lower the maintenance costs of the home to ensure that the home is, in fact, a “green” home. The materials help to improve the health and productivity of the occupant while aiding in the conservation of energy. Most often “green” homes offer a greater amount of design flexibility which can benefit both us the builders and the home buyer in creating a customized home.
“Green” Home Description
According to the Environmental Protection Agency of the United States, the best way to describe a green home is;
“…the process by which a healthy, resource efficient home is constructed, renovated, operated, maintained or demolished…”
Let’s Get Specific!
Owners and occupants of green homes get to benefit from their homes in a number of ways. These include!
When you live in a green home you can see;
- Energy Savings
- Reduced Maintenance and Replacements
- Improved Overall Health
The Green materials used here to build your homes at SilverBeam Homes are:
- Resource Efficient
- Help to Improve The Quality of the Air in your Home
- Energy Efficient
- Conserve Water
- Are Affordable
- Made from Recycled Content
- Are more Durable than Conventional Counterparts
- Includes Renewable Content
- Available Locally
Here at SilverBeam Homes, we are very proud to bring Green Homes to consumers. Let us help you move into your dream Green Home. Contact Us today!