There are many reasons homeowners might seek to undertake a sustainable home renovation, including boosting property market value, modernising an older home, or simply making a house more stylish or comfortable. These days, one of the most common reasons for renovations that we see is cutting down on energy costs. Typically, this can be done by updating features that help reduce the overall usage of water, electricity, gas, or all of the above.
Even relatively small and cheap renovations can pay for themselves in energy savings quite easily; there are energy-saving renovations that fit any budget. With that in mind, we are looking at some renovations for smaller and bigger budgets and discussing the positive impact these changes can make on your home.
If you’re in the market to build a house, you may have heard about Homestar homes: houses built to a high energy efficiency standard. These days, green homes and eco homes are quickly becoming a high priority for new homeowners, and Homestar is one of the ways organisations in New Zealand are able to encourage this. After all, building a green home doesn’t only save on energy in the long run, it’s also an investment in your family’s health and the health of the environment.
To find out more, read on.
Toby and Cat Tilsley