Such as Kermit the Frog once famously sang, "It's not easy being green" and in these days of financial uncertainty many of us might think a little about the welfare of the planet, and more about the health of our bank balance.
The simple truth is, we all want to save cash and we also can contribute to saving the earth at the bargain then fine. The only problem is, going green can have a hefty price.
A 2009 survey by the National Association of Home Builders shows that while many consumers are happy to consider some additional cost in an effort to be environmentally responsible, the actual amount you want to pay for the privilege of the most far from realistic.
Despite increased concern over energy efficiency would seem that when it comes to making purchasing decisions, it's good old-fashioned point has the final say. Therefore, builders often have to work with tight financial expectations if they want to sell their home.
Surprisingly small number of builders surveyed reported having customers ask about the features 'green' at all. The industry itself must lead the development of more environmentally friendly development initiatives, with the expectation that home buyers fully appreciate the benefits.
The NAHB is committed to seeking a lasting solution for cost-effective residential green building. Encourage environmental awareness and preservation although many projects, awards and schemes. A series of programs will even do to help build a professional guide to move in the direction of improving their knowledge and skills to achieve affordable projects, build energy awareness.
While it may seem strange that many consumers still fail to see clearly got energy efficient lifestyle, there are at least been traded to the wave of green building construction. Despite the many difficulties faced by the industry as a whole for the year 2009, green building continues to grow, both in new homes and renovation sector.
Those in the know are well aware that the high rate at which energy conservation and maintenance will gain significant value in the long run, but until it becomes the norm tends to be regarded by many as an expensive option.Thanks