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Sustainable Technology for Residential Homes in 2017

August 15, 2017

A Few Technologies that Make Your Custom Home More Sustainable

 

 

There are many benefits to designing a custom home, from the fun (the excitement and satisfaction of personalizing your living space), to the practical (the ability to tailor your home to your lifestyle). But increasingly, one of those benefits involves sustainability. Thanks to new innovations, it’s now easier than ever to decrease the environmental impact of your home while lowering your energy bills. Talk about a win-win.

 

Let’s take a look at a few sustainable technologies you might want to include in your custom home, whether you’re building from the ground up or remodeling an existence residence.

 

5 Sustainable Technologies for Residential Homes

 

  • Home automation

 

These days, smart home automation makes it easier than ever to keep the bills down. Virtually all home appliances and devices can be automated to reduce waste while allowing ease of control via your smartphone.

 

  • Smart windows

 

Similar to other smart home tech, smart windows are automated to sense weather conditions and adjust accordingly. They can also be controlled by phone or even hand gestures.

 

  • Space efficiency

 

We have a better understanding than ever as to how a home’s space design will affect everything from usability to A/C costs. Whether using large, open spaces, or strategically limiting space, there are a variety of design techniques that can drastically improve the efficiency of your home.

 

  • Solar power

 

It’s been around for a long time now, but we’ve really just hit the point where solar tech has not only become highly workable, but practical.

 

  • Wind generator

 

Home windmill systems are not only a novel conversation starter – they’ve actually become highly effective. With a quality wind generator system, you can offset as much as 90% of your home electricity use.

 

  • Solar water heater

 

Solar water heaters are not only highly effective, but they make a lot of sense when you live in the Sunshine State.

 

 

 

Ask Your Homebuilder about the Latest Sustainable Technologies

 

These and other sustainable technologies will help you make your home more energy efficient, reduce your energy bills, and bring your home into the 21st century. What we’ve listed is just the tip of the iceberg. There are many more exciting opportunities for sustainable design. Speak with your homebuilder about your options today.

 

Contact us online to learn more about sustainable building technology, or call Beacon Construction Group at (561) 845-5130 today.

 

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