Many are looking to enhance their home through remodeling rather than buying a new home. In the design phase of these remodeling projects, more than aesthetics should be considered. Sustainability and Responsible Construction should play an important role during the design of the new project for the purpose of adding resale value to the home and protecting the environment.
Responsible construction is considering environmental impacts and sustainability in the design of your remodeling projects. This may be as simple as installing water saving shower heads. Or using Daylighting design as part of LEED considerations to reduce the need for electric lighting. The LEED is a certification system created by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). The LEED guidelines are excellent for anyone looking to add value to their home, save money on energy costs and be active in protecting the environment.
The Millennials are looking to buy homes, contrary to the belief that this entire generation wants to rent for the rest of their lives. So when designing a remodeling project, keep this large buying contingency in mind. The millennial generation is developing into a powerful economic force. They are said to be larger than the aging Baby Boomers. Consider these young first home buyers when renovating your home and maximize the return on the money you spend.
In a Construction Drive post called “10 construction industry trends to watch in 2016” the 5th trend mention was the following. This is important because millennials can be very environmentally conscious.
Green building will grow in commercial and residential sectors
Commercial construction has typically led the pack in green adoption, but the residential sector is starting to catch up. The growing trend in both sectors is driven not just by a desire to produce environmentally friendly structures, but by consumer demand, higher-quality results and lifecycle cost savings, according to experts at Greenbuild 2015.
Regina Sturrock of Regina Sturrock Design states in the post “North American Designers Embrace “Responsible Luxury” I believe designers and specifiers play a significant role not only in influencing the choices of their clients for a well-designed and healthy home, but in moving the market in a greener direction. We have a most certain responsibility to select beyond what may best suit our clients’ environments aesthetically. It means education and research to insure we are making the right choices and that we’re doing our part in preserving the world’s environment.”
Consult a professional construction company to discuss your home remodeling design. At Veri Construction, we have our own showroom. We are able to show you customized options specific to your situation. We work with clients and subcontractors, while utilizing state of the art 3-D computer generating drawings along with architectural plans for successful project delivery. We can help you get on your way to a newly renovated home.