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3 ways green building can save you money on your home

It’s no secret that green-certified homes are healthier for your family – as well as the planet.

But is a sustainable remodel for your home out of your budget?

Surprising to many homeowners, the answer is no. Green building techniques offer a number of opportunities to save during construction, as well as after completion.

1. Reduce building costs

The federal, state and local governments offer varied green building rebates and tax credits to promote sustainable homes and businesses. Ask your home renovation professional about eligible incentives in your area to learn how much you can potentially save through these programs.

2. Lower utility costs

Energy-efficient upgrades reduce gas, electricity and water consumption in your home. The results are utility bills cut by as much as 20 to 30 percent, says the U.S. Department of Energy.

Additionally, many utility companies also offer rebates for energy-efficient improvements.

3. Ensure long-term savings

While green building techniques and products can cost more up front, higher quality results generate long-term savings for a worthwhile return. More durable materials, for example, won’t need replaced as often – costing less in the long run than cheap substitutes.

What’s more, green enhancements increase the resale value of your home significantly – with green homes selling for an average of 30 percent more than conventional homes, according to research reported on by the United States Green Building Council.

So don’t just dream about a green home remodel. With sustainable solutions to fit any budget, contact the Alexander Group at (301) 230-3040 today!

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