While most home design trends are here today and gone tomorrow, there is one home feature that has already proven its staying power – energy efficiency! As one of the most highly requested qualities by homeowners, ‘green’ homes are certainly sought-after by both first-time and veteran buyers. And, with even more innovative green technologies on the horizon and growing concerns to preserve the environment, we don’t expect this trend to fade anytime soon!
According to The National Association of Realtors, 71% of the households polled noted that energy efficiency was highly important to them. However, only 35% of those felt as though their home is as efficient as they’d like it to be. With a quickly developing need for green technologies in a home, several homeowners might even consider migrating to a space that already utilizes these in their designs.
“Utilities are a significant and regular part of households’ budgets, and spending on utilities has risen more quickly than overall consumer spending – 56% versus 38% growth since 2000,” notes Louise Kelly, president of the firm in charge of the study, Demand Institute. Not surprisingly, this is an added benefit of energy efficient homes. Not only do they do more to preserve the environment, but they can also help alleviate monthly energy costs when used correctly.
Energy efficiency meets stunning home design to create homes that are uniquely Christopher Companies! We’ve mastered building homes that utilize some of the industry’s best in green technology without sacrificing the aesthetics of home design. And as a homebuilder, we are dedicated to reducing our ecological footprint by instating responsible building techniques in several communities. Each home we build is EnergyStar Certified, as reviewed by a third party inspection agency.
If you are like most buyers, you are looking for a home that has it all – a beautiful design, thriving community, ideal location, and energy efficient features. And with Christopher Companies, you can have it all! Take a look at our new homes for sale in Northern Virginia. With diverse communities and stunning designs, any family can find their perfect fit with Christopher Companies!