In years past, every home built was, by default, sustainable. People once built their homes using the resources and the land they had available to them. There was no electricity; no tractor-trailers or other inefficient human-made materials. People made their houses out of clay, chopped down local trees for wood, or dug out hillsides to create safe, functional homes.
Today’s homes look much different. They are constructed with materials shipped from around the world using incredibly harmful processes. There’s probably no going back to the sustainability of early homes, but we are taking steps now to change the way we think about building. Choosing an environmental home designer is a great way to do your part to help the environment now and far into the future. Here are some things to keep in mind about sustainable building design.
It’s Built to Last
When you work with an environmental house designer, you’ll quickly learn that part of what it means for a home to be sustainable is that it will withstand the test of time – not fall into disrepair in a couple of decades.
It’s Highly Efficient
When an environmental building designer designs your home, you can be sure that it will be optimally efficient in several ways. Energy efficiency is a big part of this, but there’s more to it, as well. A truly efficient home will be built with the local climate in mind to allow its owners to use fewer resources – not just heating and cooling, but also repairing or reconstructing areas that couldn’t handle the challenges of their local weather.
It’s Tech Savvy
An environmentally friendly building designer doesn’t just want their homes to be sustainable – they also want them to live up to the expectations of the modern buyer regarding comfort, functionality, and impressing guests. That means taking advantage of technological advances such as programmable thermostats, solar panels, efficient appliances, and more – all designed to make your living experience customisable and fun as well as sustainable.
Where to Find an Environmentally Sustainable House Designer
Ecolibrium Designs is a design studio on the Sunshine Coast focusing on sustainable design. If you are thinking of building a home, whether your first or fifth, consider making it an ecological home to benefit yourself, your family, the community, and the environment itself. Let us help you make your dream of working with an environmentally sustainable house designer a reality – contact Ecolibrium Designs today.