3 Reasons for the Trend Toward Sustainable Construction
With the home also becoming the office and social hub for many people, consumers looked in search of more space and homes tailored to their new needs. Here are 3 factors that are influencing the trend toward sustainable construction.
1.) Eco-conscious Buyers Transforming Homebuilding
In today’s more environmentally focused society, homeowners have shifted their desires to quality over quantity. With climate change and rising utility costs at the forefront of most buyers’ thoughts, builders continue to adjust to reflect the homeowner’s prioritization of energy resiliency.
2.) Momentum of Sustainability Regulations
Environmental pressures have also paved the way for an increase of governmental climate pledges. Solar mandates, such as California’s Assembly Bill 178 provide both financial and environmental benefits, as homes with solar panels are more resilient to power outages and can save homeowners thousands of dollars over time.
3.) Rising Costs of Homes and Building Materials
Regulations and shifting consumer tastes have translated to higher home prices, leading to inflation of building material prices. If material prices continue to climb as expected to, it will no longer be feasible to build homes without sustainable technology. Builders and contractors can use sustainably sourced materials, such as composite roofing, insulated concrete framing, and hemp insulation.