3 Reasons to Live in a Green HomePosted 01/08/2018
When new homes are built with energy savings in mind, everyone wins. At Maracay Homes, we began our sustainable building journey more than a decade ago when we teamed with the EPA’s Energy Star program to construct homes to the highest energy-efficient standards at the time. In 2016, we stepped up those efforts and began building homes to meet the LEED® Certified designation from today’s top certifier of green homes, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). With more than 300 LEED® Certified homes under development this past year, Maracay is among the top green homebuilders in the country.
Now, in 2018, we are adding to our growing portfolio of sustainable communities with the opening of two brand-new LEED® Certified communities, Rio Paseo in Goodyear and The Vista at Granite Crossing in East Mesa.
Not sure how a green home could benefit your family? Here are three reasons to help you consider whether choosing a green community is right for you:
Enhanced property value: According to NerdWallet, homes with green upgrades can expect to increase in value much more than a typical home. Coupled with a prime, up-and-coming location like Goodyear, homeowners can rest easy knowing they’ve made a sound investment.
Breathe easy: Living in Arizona’s high desert can take a toll on those who are sensitive to dust and pollen. Our LEED® Certified homes meet the EPA’s Indoor airPLUS specifications to improve air quality inside your home by eliminating airborne pollutants and contaminants. According to the EPA, poor indoor air quality can lead to eye irritation, headaches, allergies, respiratory problems such as asthma, and other serious health problems. With features like LOW-VOC, water-based paint, Merv 8 air filters and fresh air intake systems, LEED® homes can help keep you and your family feeling healthier all year long.
Save money: With water-efficient fixtures, LED lighting, energy-efficient heating and cooling systems, Energy Star® appliances, and Wi-Fi enabled, programmable thermostats, there are plenty of gadgets that help you save energy and money in your home. LEED® and Energy Star-certified homes are designed to use 30 to 50 percent less energy than typical homes, leaving more green in your pocket to enjoy shopping and entertainment nearby or fill your accessary garage with a new boat or RV.
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