For those interested in green-home ownership, aligning with a real estate agency well-versed in the green-built market is key. By going to www.mymosaicrealty.com and clicking on “Interests & Lifestyles,” then the “Green Homes” link, you can find a range of available eco-friendly, energy-efficient homes in Asheville and the surrounding areas.
Why go green?
Green-built homes are transforming the residential market and people’s lives everywhere – a fact that is especially true in the Asheville area.
Green homes are built to be healthier and safer by providing cleaner indoor air. They use less energy and water, leading to monthly savings on utilities. This all means the average upfront costs of building green are quickly recouped, as a homeowner will save money for the duration of the home’s lifespan.
Additionally, green-home owners in Asheville and around the country experience increased market value, heralding a higher resale value when the time comes. They also enjoy state and federal tax credits for their home’s renewable energy use and energy-efficiency.
What makes a home green?
The green-built movement in Asheville has the added bonus of support from the Green Built NC Program, a voluntary, statewide green-building program encompassing all aspects of environmental design and construction including:
Healthy Site/Landscape: erosion control and preservation of existing trees
Water Efficiency: use of high-efficiency irrigation and plumbing fixtures to reduce water bills
Building Envelope: use of high-efficiency windows and insulation to reduce energy bills
Heating/Cooling Systems: use of high-efficiency equipment and sealed air ducts to increase comfort
Appliances/Lighting:use of Energy Star appliances and lighting to reduce utility bills
Healthy Indoor Air Quality: use of non-toxic finishes and methods to minimize moisture
Materials: use of durable local and recycled content materials for minimal maintenance
Beyond the “Green Homes” search function on Mosaic’s site, Mosaic agents can guide you through the intricacies and supply you with all of the information you need to go green. To learn more about green homes in the Asheville area, please contact Mike Figura at Mike@MyMosaicRealty.com or call him anytime at (828) 337-8190.
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