Many years have passed since we started paying attention to environmental issues. These concerns soon transposed to the luxury real estate market, and buying an eco-friendly property has become one of the main priorities for it is both a profitable and responsible investment.
Of course, there is a wide range of options for eco-conscious homeowners, whether they want to refurbish or buy a new property. Genest & Marinacci, Real Estate Brokers, introduce to you a few features that could influence your future construction or acquisition endeavors.
First and foremost, your new property should have a lot of outdoor and indoor greenery space. In the best of dispositions, such space will provide plants with the conditions necessary to their organic growth and, therefore, favorise their reproduction.
Furthermore, the maintenance of this space should be executed in the greatest respect of the environment at large.
It is now widely known that importation and exportation of resources leave a a considerable ecological footprint.
To make sure your luxury property is as “green” as possible, you have to make sure its construction is executed respecting ecological standards.
Even if most people have heard about solar panels, this technology has not reached a majority of homes. However, just like geothermal temperature controls, solar panels represent a viable solution to energetic needs. Furthermore, technological innovations can be added to those sources to increase their benefits. You might want to consider LED lighting and AMX Technology.
In brief, if you choose to go “green” on your next property, you can simply pay attention to LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified houses, that are guaranteed to have as small an environmental impact as possible.
Photo source: Sotheby’s International Realty
Sources : Sotheby’s International Realty, Business Insider, LEED, Wikipedia