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Three Future-Proof Features of a Sustainable Home


Three Future-Proof Features of a Sustainable Home

These in-demand features deliver long-term value when building sustainable homes

December 6, 2022
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Sustainable home building practices are sweeping the residential industry and becoming more common not just among luxury buyers, but for all Americans, and according to Inman, that’s why it’s more important than ever to select future-proof materials and home features. Photovoltaic (PV) panels and arrays are reliable, easy to install, and have been proven to deliver long-term value to homeowners.

Similarly, eco-friendly thermal insulation ensures that homes are tightly sealed and energy efficient while keeping homeowners comfortable, but with tighter insulation also comes a need for air renewal systems for safe and healthy air flow.

This might not be top of mind for all prospective homebuyers, but it’s something agents should be aware of and point out to their clients: any well-insulated building also needs exceptional airflow. This keeps stale, moist, or contaminated air moving out of the home and prevents the accumulation of mold and mildew. This is why a robust air renewal system, like an exchanger, is another highly desirable sustainable design feature.

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