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One of the most common trends we’re seeing in the architectural world today is design geared towards green homes. Green homes aim to reduce the continuously rising carbon emission consumption of households. You’ll notice they’re often termed “passive homes” because they do not aggressively waste energy! The sad reality is that homes account for a large amount of the world’s energy consumption – which is why green practices are an inspiration for my homes. If this trend became accessible to every single person, imagine the positive impact this would have on our environment.
More and more, architects and designers are paying attention to the materials used to build, decorate and furnish homes. Certain paints, insulation, wood stain, upholstery and synthetic materials are being replaced with materials that don’t pose the same health concerns. Healthy homes give you superior quality of air, water and lighting. Although these materials are always available, the struggle is often the price tag attached to building and designing with them. My strategy for Sean homes in Barrie is to make healthy homes available and affordable to everyone.
In the mid-20th century, building affordable housing began to translate to high-density, high-rise apartments. After a while, it became evident that these designs lacked sufficient green space and created isolated living conditions for many residents. Currently, the building industry is changing this by creating affordable living that values green space and encourages community. This high-density solution often incorporates more light, open space and a closer connection to the ground. Implementing green building practices is one of the ways I’m making Sean homes affordable. Building green lowers my overall cost because the government offers tax credits – which means the money goes directly into the pockets of homebuyers! The savings continue after buyers move in because their green home conserves water, increases energy efficiency and lowers utility bills. Residents of energy-efficient homes are also eligible for their own tax credit!