Monday, May 28, 2012

Sustainable How much does a sustainable energy home cost to build?

Question by Jane: How much does a sustainable energy home cost to build?
I am contemplating buying/building a house, for the first time, with no deadline. I haven’t selected a site yet (I know that changes things) but I want to know what I can expect. How does the intial cost of a sustainable energy home typically compare with a less green option?

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Answer by Sienna
This of course depends on a lot of different factors. But… for the most part it really doesn’t cost as much as many people think. Since you are building a home instead of trying to remodel a home it makes things much less expensive. Many people think that to be “sustainable” everything needs to be run entirely off of solar and will cost a fortune. This is very wrong.

First you need to figure out where most of the energy in your home is going to be used.
1. heating/cooling
2. Water heating
3. Major appliances
4. lighting & smaller appliances

So if you can reduce the energy needed by the largest energy users you can almost elminate your energy bill.

Visit this site, this maybe helpful for you

http://buildyourownhomeenergy.blogspot.com/

What do you think? Answer below!



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