Friday, June 13, 2014

Green Materials Q&A: Is building a "green" home cheaper then using standard materials?

Question by Cassie: Is building a “green” home cheaper then using standard materials?
My boyfriend and I are going to start building a new home. I was wondering what the price difference could be per sq ft. if we used eco-friendly materials? Standard materials are $ 90-$ 115 per sq. ft. if I am correct. Has anyone built an all eco-friendly house?

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Answer by Mumsey
No, but in the long run it would be cheaper.

If you want to make it as Eco friendly as possible, double up on the insulation and make sure you get really good windows, basically make your home as airtight as possible, a brick exterior provides an insulation value too, facing your home a certain way saves money too because you get the sun in the morning and late afternoon.

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