Benefits of Going Green in Your New Custom Home

October 13, 2015

Did you know that if one out of every four homes in the US replaced just one incandescent light bulb with an environmentally friendly CFL bulb, it would save as much carbon dioxide as planting 200,000 acres of forest? Now, imagine what building a completely green home would do. Going green isn’t a passing fad. It’s how we answer the question of sustainability. Not all Bainbridge Island new homes are built to the latest standards in green building, but you can be sure that those built by Estes are. We take pride in creating homes that compliment – not compromise – the environment. We build homes that are thoughtfully designed for maximum efficiency and minimum waste. When you build with us, your new home is constructed with high quality Energy Star rated appliances and Watersense rated plumbing that provide superior experience without draining your wallet or depleting the earth. Building a green home is a win-win: a win for you and a win for the next generation. Let’s take a look at why.

A Win for You

One of the goals of green building is to improve the air and water quality within structures. Studies have shown that air pollutants can be two to five times higher indoors than outdoors. It’s estimated that Americans adults spend an average of 65% of their time in their home. According to the American Lung Association exposure to poor air quality over time can lead to a wide range of health problems from dry eyes and nausea to lung infections. Green building creates a healthier home with better air quality through the use of sustainable, locally-sourced materials with low volatile organic compounds (or VOCs). Building green is good for your wallet, too. Building green typically costs 2% more than traditionally-built structures but can reduce energy usage up to 33%.

A Win for the Next Generation

We all want to leave this earth better than we found it. One of the best ways you can leave a better future for your family is with a home that respects nature and lives in harmony with it. Building green isn’t just about adding a few energy efficiency features to your home. Our commitment to green building includes sourcing building materials locally whenever possible, minimizing construction waste through an efficient building process, and even consideration for the environmental impact of long-term care and maintenance of your home. Would you like to learn more about how Estes Builders creates energy efficient homes that work well with the environment? Sign up for our eNewsletter where we’ll provide you with a continuing education in home building. Join for free now. Estes Builders is an award-winning design build firm that specializes in custom homes in Western Washington. We have earned more than 130 customer testimonials and a reputation as Western Washington’s most trusted custom home builder. We build custom homes in Sequim, Port Angeles, Port Townsend, Port Ludlow, Bainbridge Island, Kingston, Silverdale, Port Orchard and surrounding areas. Contact us for a FREE Project Analysis to discuss your project.]]>

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