Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Jan 5, 2016 9:00:31 AM
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The Pacific Northwest is green in more ways than one. Along with our lush landscape that leaves everyone green with envy, our green way of living is changing the world for the better. For the environmentally conscious buyer, Adair has earth friendly custom homes built to please.

Check out our favorite new green home design trends (that you’ll enjoy as an Adair homeowner) and why it’s better to build a brand new green home with Adair than buy resale.

Why It’s Better to Buy New

While it may seem hypocritical to be an environmentalist and then purchase a new home, it’s actually the smartest (and greenest) decision you can make.

As you’ve read below, buying a green home means that you can choose sustainable materials and keep up with the newest green design trends. Check out our favorites:

1. Energy Efficiency Everything

As a green conscious buyer, energy efficiency is first on the home building wish list. Here at Adair Homes, we’ve earned the coveted Energy Star certification for our homebuilding practices. Together with other Adair homeowners, you’ll help remove 4,500 lbs of greenhouse gases from the atmosphere every year.

When it comes to your own home, you’ll enjoy better insulation and lower heating and cooling bills than an older resale home. In fact, approximately 50% of a home’s energy consumption comes from heating and cooling so this is a very important factor.

You can also opt for even more energy efficient solutions, like solar panels which can save you at least $1000 each year on electricity, or consider a tankless water heater which can save you hundreds of dollars over its lifetime. Plus, you’ll never have to wait for hot water. It’s hot water on demand.

2. Less Repairs

Buying a resale inevitably means you’ll have to repair this or that. This could mean a leaky faucet or a whole new foundation. Yikes!

Buying new means that you won’t need to worry about purchasing other people’s headaches. There won’t be any need to patch up old floor boards with new sustainable ones that don’t quite match. A new home means that you can rest assured that the materials used are sustainably sourced.

3. Built to Please

Building a home from the ground up means that you can build it just the way you want it. If that means facing the south for an energy efficient passive solar design, we can do that. If you’d like to install a water saving plumbing system that minimizes your daily consumption, we can do that, too.

We’ll work together to create a home that’s eco smart, energy smart, and just plain built smart. You’ll also enjoy a transferable 10 year limited warranty on your brand new green home. Now, that’s smart.

Are you ready to learn more about how we’ll build your home to meet your environmental dreams? Be sure to read more about our Smartology here, and then live chat with Dara. We’d love to answer your questions and help you create a home you’ll love.