Myth #3 – Green Homes Are Less Comfortable
Some people think a green built home is less comfortable and requires sacrifice. That is simply untrue. A green built home is typically MORE comfortable than a traditional built home. The reasons are many. For example, planning for natural lighting is a key strategy that we incorporate into a green built home. There is nothing that can make you feel better than having abundant natural light in the key living spaces. Another example, is the heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems. The systems are carefully designed on a room by room basis to make sure the temperature is even throughout the entire home. There are no hot and cold spots in summer or winter. Green built homes programs encourage smaller footprint, but there is a ton of attention paid to the livability. How do you use the home as you live in it? Too often new homes have 1,2,3 or more rooms that never get used. A well designed green built home will have every room used nearly everyday. Spaces are planned for how you live, not a random plan you found on a web site that knows nothing about your family or lifestyle. Green built homes also have all the same amenities of a traditional home.