Green Construction: How to Build a More Sustainable House in Florida
As sustainability becomes more important to homeowners everywhere, home construction has had to adapt by applying new technologies to help build homes that are more energy efficient than ever.
The Aerial Companies, Inc. is proud to provide effective solutions for green, sustainable constructions across the city of Naples, Florida.
Eco-Friendly and Energy Efficient Building Materials
Insulation is designed to reduce energy costs by keeping hot and cold air out of your home. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, about 51% of the energy used in American homes goes toward heating and cooling. So, efficient insulation can have a huge impact on how much energy your home has to use daily.
The electrochromic smart window technology is one the friendliest for the environment because it blocks up to 90% of solar radiation, lowering the energy transfer and keeping heat or cold out. In Florida, this means keeping your house cool during those hot summer days and lowering the energy costs that pile up from a constantly running A/C.
Household appliances consume a large amount of energy every day. Everything from a fridge to a hairdryer contributes to a negative environmental impact. By choosing energy-efficient appliances, it's possible to keep your home as green as possible while saving money on electric bills.
Recycled Building Materials
From wood, brick, and plastics to building blocks, wall coverings, and insulation, many materials can be reused and, by reusing materials from demolition sites, it's possible to reduce waste while keeping your home eco-friendly.
Smart homes are a huge step toward environmental friendliness and energy efficiency because of how much control they give homeowners to manage everything in their home. By regulating appliances and HVAC systems through your smartphone, it's possible to keep the energy use down tremendously with just a little automation or self-monitoring.
For example, smart thermostats can collect information about your temperature preferences and adjust their work to keep energy use down or they can allow you to turn off your a/c while you’re away.
Energy Efficient Lighting
Incandescent light bulbs are highly inefficient but they’re used in millions of homes. By switching to LED or CFL alternatives, you don't just reduce the hassle of changing bulbs, you save money and energy, too.
Solar panels are an excellent energy saver for sunny parts of the country like Florida. Solar panels source pure and clean energy from the sun and product electricity for your home.
As more and more Naples residents are becoming conscious of the environment, The Aerial Companies Inc. is proud to offer effective solutions of green construction.
For more information on how we implement sustainable home construction practices, contact us today.