Why Building Green Custom Homes Is Better

  • Green home building doesn’t mean sacrificing comfort or quality for efficiency
  • The well being and health of the occupants in the home is drastically better
  • Homeowners who build green are automatically living in a safer environment

Why Building Green Custom Homes Is Better

Building Green Is About Building A Home Better In Every Single Way

Building green is about building a home better in every single way.​

Better design.​
Better materials.​
Built for sustainability.​
Built for a better quality of life.​
Incorporating cutting-edge building science and technology.​

And the result?​

A home built to last.​

A home that is going to be more comfortable.​

A home with a lower overall carbon footprint.​

A home that is healthier for your family to live in.​

A home that is going to save you time and money on maintenance.​

Did we also mention it’s going to look and feel amazing, built to your lifestyle, design preferences & choice in style, and all within your budget?​

If this interests you and you’re in need of a custom home, click here to schedule an appointment with us. BrightLeaf will partner with you to build your dream home, one that will be built for durability, ultra-efficiency, and provide the quality of life you deserve from your home!​

Green = Sustainability

Green is sustainable  —meaning built with the practices and materials that will last and last.

Green also means comfort  — living in spaces that offer more than visual appeal or efficient standards.

When you think of “building green” think of these things as taken from World Building Green Council:

  • Efficient use of energy, water and other resources
  • Use of renewable energy, such as solar energy
  • Pollution and waste reduction measures, and the enabling of re-use and recycling
  • Good indoor environmental air quality
  • Use of materials that are non-toxic, ethical and sustainable
  • Consideration of the environment in design, construction and operation
  • Consideration of the quality of life of occupants in design, construction and operation
  • A design that enables adaptation to a changing environment

Green doesn’t mean sacrificing comfort just to be efficient.

You don’t have to give up one for the sake of the other.

A home built with durable materials means that it will last longer. A home that will last longer will cost less to maintain and require less work overtime, saving you both money and time — advantages of building green. To learn more advantages of building green, click here to read our article on Four Common Misconceptions About Building A Green Home.

Green homes are different than a little smart car, for example. Sure, you might be saving on gas and emissions, but how comfortable are you behind the wheel? It’s a practice of inferiority. In that scenario, you have to choose cause over comfort. That might be acceptable for you and your family if you’re not big commuters or travelers. But can you apply that same mentality to your home?

You shouldn’t have to, and you won’t have to at BrightLeaf. We have a phrase we use with our clients - in a BrightLeaf home, you can have hot showers and cold beer all while substantially decreasing your carbon footprint. That’s green!

BrightLeaf was built on the foundation of designing and constructing better homes that would last longer, use less energy, and nourish those who live in them through the diligent application of building science.

About BrightLeaf

BrightLeaf is an award-winning, custom home builder specializing in sustainable, modern energy-efficient homes as well as remodeling and renovations. We are also a  full-service real estate brokerage that can help you buy and sell in the Greater Chicagoland Area.

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