Energy cost are the second largest expense that homeowners incur after the mortgage payment. With an energy efficient home the homeowner reaps the benefits with lower energy costs.
Homes with improved ventilation and fewer drafts allows the homeowner more control over the temperature and humidity in their home. Proper designs in a new home can take advantage of sun in both the winter by using it to help heat the home and in the summer to help keep the home cooler. A less drafty home with improved ventilation increases the homeowner’s control of humidity and temperature. Appropriate design and orientation can take advantage of the sun's warmth in the winter and reduce the sun’s impact in the summer.
As water becomes a more precious resource year after year, installing water efficient appliances such as low-flow fixtures allow the homeowner to better control the use of these resources. Energy Star dishwashers, clothes washers and water aerators on the faucets also help in our water conservation. Planting landscapes that are drought resistant or require less water are also easier to maintain as they need less attention.
Healthier Indoor Air
Well sealed duct systems are encouraged by the BUILT GREEN™ program making the ventilation system in your home healthier for you and your family.
Durability and Less Maintenance
Both inside and outside your home, more durable building materials are used to reduce both maintenance and the need for costly replacements.
By purchasing a BUILT GREEN(TM) home built by Nicon Developments Limited, you not only seeing the benefits as the homeowner but the environment and community are also seeing the benefits. Using local sustainable materials not only reduces the cost of the products used to build the home, it also reduces the pollution as less transportation is required to get the supplies to the building site. Buying locally also stimulates the economy and when the builders choose materials and products made from recycled content we see a reduction in the energy to extract new materials.