It pays to think GREEN when investing in Real Estate
Green Real Estate refers to a property designed or built to reduce environmental impacts; create a safer, more efficient living or working environment; reduce operating cost; and improve occupant health.
Recently, “Going Green” has become not just a hot trend, but a new lifestyle choice for many, and rightly so. The reality is that our natural resources are limited and as a human race we need to develop better technology and life choices for accommodating population growth and the damage caused by pollution.
In the past decade, the “Green” trend has spread in to the building and housing market and the concept is becoming increasingly more popular. What people may not know yet, is that in addition to making your home healthier to occupy, and less expensive to operate, implementing Green features into homes is a great avenue to make them more marketable for sale.
Some common eco-improvements for existing homes include: Solar water heaters, Attic and Wall Insulation, Low E-Coating windows, Photovoltaic Cells for converting Solar Energy into electricity, Energy efficient appliances, or even by landscaping with Native plants.
If all these options are not immediate alternatives for your family, you can still make smarter choices at home to be more eco-aware. Recycle, buy compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs), reduce your water consumption, and use less electricity when possible, or grow your own food!
Please click on the link below to read the entire article “It pays to think Green when investing in Real Estate” written by Maui’s first female EcoBroker, Meghan Clair