The Benefits of Green Construction
Nowadays, we’ve all heard the term “green” tossed around to cover a great many things – construction being one of them. But what is “green” construction? What does “green” mean in this kind of work? At PowerHouse Green Construction, “green” means everything to us as you can tell from our name. In fact, we believe so strongly in the benefits of “green” construction for homeowners in the San Diego area that it’s all we offer!
So, What Is Green Construction?
When you hear the team from PowerHouse Green Construction discuss “green”, we’re talking about energy efficiency, about the use of recycled and reused materials and the techniques and products we use to build, install and repair. Think of the blue bin you put your recyclables in at the curb. Think of the other bin that just goes to the landfill without giving a care about whether that’s the right thing or not – today, tomorrow and beyond. “green” construction is the blue bin. Traditional construction is the landfill and no one wants to contribute to that if there’s a way to avoid it. So, “green” to PowerHouse means commitment to reducing the overall environmental impact of everything we do!
Does Green Construction Benefit My Home?
You bet it does! In fact, we can break it up into three distinct ways that going “green” with your construction projects around the house can benefit you and your pocketbook. Now, there are more ways that “green” choices can benefit you as a homeowner but we’re going to stick to these in this article. They include:
- Better Durability & Less Maintenance: It might surprise you to learn that many “green” products are actually superior to their traditional counterparts. You see, science and technology have come a long way in building materials and a great deal of that progress has been in the areas of durability and maintenance requirements. Simply put, “green” materials are better and need less attention to stay in tip-top shape for years to come.
- Energy Efficiency Means Lower Electric Bills: This one is pretty obvious as it’s what attracts a lot of people to “green” construction in the first place. Just as with science’s ability to make more durable products using more efficient means, it’s also made tremendous strides in producing materials that are just all-around better at insulating the interior from the exterior.
- You Can Save Serious Amounts of Water: It may not be as obvious as the energy savings associated with “green” materials and construction techniques, modern fixtures and appliances can go a long way toward conserving water. Homes use an incredible amount of water every year – water that will only get more expensive – so a “green” approach can save huge money over time!
Get Started with PowerHouse Green Today!
If you’re interested in learning more about how “green” construction can benefit your residential construction projects in the San Diego area, just reach out to the team at PowerHouse Green Construction to schedule a free consultation where you can get answers and information specific to your “green” ideas from the team that knows them best. Call (619) 971-2619 or use our contact form to get started today!