Sustainable Real Estate Benefits

by Maryann Ross Levanti 07/24/2022

Sustainability in real estate continues to rise in popularity and convenience. With increased awareness for the environment, builders and homeowners alike are prioritizing sustainable practices and materials in the real estate market. Here are some of the most important benefits of sustainable real estate:

Environmental Benefits

As you might expect, there are many environmental benefits to sustainable practices in real estate. Traditional real estate construction creates a tremendous amount of waste. Sustainable construction methods include renewable sources and materials to reduce and avoid waste. Sustainable real estate also prioritizes conserving water during construction.

Building sustainably also means building in an energy-efficient way. The latest and greatest in windows, roofs and insulation help the home remain energy efficient and reduce its carbon footprint while keeping funds in your wallet.

Financial Benefits

Minimizing waste and reducing water usage also help keep costs low. Sustainable real estate can cost significantly less to build as it consumes fewer resources and efficiently uses waste. Sustainably built homes benefit the homeowner, as well. Not only does sustainable construction have excellent ROI and resale value, it helps keep individual energy costs lower. The better insulation and energy-efficient features like windows and roofs equate to spending less on heating and cooling. Low-flow bathroom fixtures will keep water & sewer service bills more manageable no matter the size of the home.

Health Benefits

Green buildings and sustainable real estate are better for homeowner's health than conventional construction. Sustainable techniques and materials avoid the use of harmful chemical compounds that contribute to pollution and exacerbate existing health issues. Paints, carpets, cleaning supplies and even insulation are constantly improving to become more health-friendly as well as environmentally friendly. Sustainable architecture that prioritizes gardening and other green spaces can also help improve homeowner's health by providing extra oxygen and air purification.

These are just a few of the major benefits of sustainable real estate. As technology and materials improve, homes will only get more efficient and more eco-friendly.

About the Author
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Maryann Ross Levanti

I'm Maryann Ross Levanti, looking forward to meeting you and helping you find your new home and/or sell your current one. I've lived in Fairfield County the majority of my life - grew up in Westport, (Coleytown, Coleytown, Staples), undergrad at UPenn, masters from Edinburgh, Scotland. I'm ABR and GRI certified, and hold a broker's license in real estate, as well as a provisional appraiser license. Additionally, I am the exclusive agent for CCO Habitats - a HOBI award winning building company which regularly offers new construction homes as well as renovated homes to the market in Westport. In my 20 plus years of selling homes, I've learned many things - among them - the customer is not always right. Nor am I. However, if we work together we have a much better chance of being correct and either getting your home sold or finding the home that best suits your needs. Yes, I'm outspoken and opinionated. But anyone with a license can open a door - wouldn't you rather have doors opened by someone who actually tells you the truth and is willing to put her years of experience and knowledge into working 24/7 for you to help you understand what you're getting into? You may not always like what you hear, and there are no crystal balls in this business. But I believe an informed decision is always better. Hopefully you do too! As a yearly winner of the Connecticut Five Star Realtor award and frequently repeated recipient of customer service awards indicate; my priority is you, my client, and my clients appreciate it. Put my local knowledge, professional skills, ethics and dedication to work for you - give me a call 203.984.5157.