If a Seattle buyer wants a home that is environmentally friendly and efficient, then there are fortunately options in both the Seattle townhouse 2008 market and also single family houses. It seems as if builders are really starting to understand what modern savvy buyers want and the real estate available is beginning to reflect this.
Building green is more than just using energy efficient appliances!
It is even more than Bamboo flooring or highly efficient windows. There are dual flush toilets, low toxin paints, recycled glass and tiles, plus a whole set of guidelines about percentages of carpeting in building, garage sizes, etc. There is actually a whole matrix of different things builders can do to determine how green their home is! Careful consideration should be taken as to placement on lot, landscaping, materials used, etc., but check out the list to see how in depth these green homes can be!
I am excited to see some of these wonderful environmentally friendly building techniques in Seattle!
I love the idea of solar powered water heaters and Bamboo flooring in Seattle! I love that a builder gets extra points for putting in a food waste and compost bin or worm bin instead of a garbage disposal. Check out the list before you go visit some of these properties! There are wonderful built green properties out there, but knowing how green they are will often have a high impact on your ability to enjoy them.
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