Highlands NC Real Estate, Going Green

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If you are considering going green with your current Highlands NC real estate or would like to buy a green home there are a few things to keep in mind.  First of all the ability for a home to be green is wrapped up in its efficiency.  There is energy efficiency, water efficiency, and resource efficiency.  When examining a Highlands property the efficiency of the home can be measured by inspecting its appliances, systems and materials.

An energy efficient Highlands home will have appliances that meet Energy Star standards and come with ratings as such.  Windows, doors, and lighting fixtures can also meet such standards.  Passive solar is another energy efficient addition to a home that reduces its carbon footprint.

Highlands real estate that displays water efficiency may have rainwater collection systems in place, programmable irrigation, and hot water re-circulation systems in place.  In addition there are low-flow toilets, conservative shower heads and more that enhance the water consumption of a home’s inhabitants.

To meet resource efficiency a Highlands home uses renewable products, like cork flooring, or recycled materials as is available with many carpet choices these days.

There are many ways to reduce the carbon footprint in homes today.  An experienced Highlands Realtor is aware of the building trends in our area, as well as homes for sale that are meeting or exceeding the standards set forth by the NAHB Research Center.  Contact us today to learn more about living green in Highlands North Carolina as well as to have access to all properties in our area that are currently listed for sale.

For more information about Highlands and Cashiers North Carolina, and for access to the Highlands/Cashiers NC MLS, contact Meadows Mountain Realty today, 828-526-1717 or email us today at info@bhhsmmr.com.

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