The Advantages Of GREEN Building And Construction On Overall Energy Usage
The cost of energy is significant for Seattle-area households. To achieve the reduced energy usage associated with GREEN building, we select the following materials for our custom homes:
- High levels of insulation
- Energy-efficient windows
- Energy-efficient doors
- Energy-efficient lighting
- Low-energy consumption appliances
- Renewable-energy technologies as appropriate and desired
- Optimized home designs that will retain heat throughout colder months
Increased efficiency resulting from new GREEN technology and design can dramatically reduce operation costs associated with heating, electricity, and water in your new home.
Energy-Efficient Water Use
Just as with energy use, GIS works to create a house that effectively reduces water consumption. We suggest options for incorporating water-efficient appliances into kitchens and bathrooms, offering spray taps and low-flush toilets. You can take advantage of recycling water around your custom home by means of rainwater harvesting systems. We also work to develop your site in a way that reduces localized flooding, which can carry pollution into water sources and cause erosion.
For those interested in solar power, we can provide solar energy systems. While the Seattle area and climate are not necessarily the ideal location for solar power, it is a green energy source that can help optimize low-impact living, especially when used in conjunction with other green living technologies.
Let GIS Show You How To Build An Energy-Efficient Custom Home With Minimal Environmental Impact
Contact GIS International and schedule a time for us to review your plan. We can help you optimize those plans to include ways to make your building and your daily living more environmentally responsible and energy efficient.