Building Modern, Sustainable Houses

Feb 9, 2023 | Custom Home

If you’ve ever read our blog, you already know about the amazing custom-building services that VPC Builders has to offer. But did you know that we also have the most advanced and aesthetic methods to prioritize sustainability when it comes to building your dream home? 

At VPC Builders, our goal is not just to make your home look beautiful, but also to make it eco-friendly and efficient. There are dozens of innovative ways to build sustainable houses, but there are a few essential ones you can learn about right here.

What Makes Sustainable Houses Sustainable?

Building a custom home is an exciting opportunity to create your dream space, and making it sustainable is the cherry on top! Not only do sustainable homes look and feel amazing, but they can also help to preserve our planet for future generations. 

Sustainability in custom homes means incorporating eco-friendly materials, tapping into renewable energy sources, and designing a space that is both comfortable and efficient. Here are a few of our favorite ways to do it:

Energy-Efficient Windows

One of the best things you can do for your custom home and the environment it’s built in is to install energy-efficient windows. These windows are a marvel of home engineering, regulating the temperature inside your home to reduce any strain you may have otherwise put on your heating or air conditioning unit. You will save money on your energy bills while reducing your carbon footprint. It’s a win-win!

Temperature regulation isn’t the only way that sustainable window installations can help you save money and reduce your footprint. Tall, expansive windows can also provide a wealth of natural light, bringing a sense of natural harmony and beauty to your home while limiting the number of lightbulbs you go through each year.

Solar Panels

Going solar is a fantastic way to make your custom home greener, and thousands of sustainable houses are already doing it. Solar panels work by harnessing the light of the sun and turning it into energy that you can use to power your home. This means that you won’t have to rely as much on traditional energy sources, effectively reducing your electricity bill and your draw from the power plant. 

With an experienced custom home contractor like VPC Builders, you can design your roof to maximize the efficiency of your solar panels, creating a sleek and futuristic look that is entirely practical.

Rainwater Harvesting

Harvesting rainwater has been an effective technique for off-the-grid homeowners and custom, sustainable houses for a very long time, and for good reason. With this system, rainwater is collected from your roof, filtered for safety, and stored in a tank for later use.

This ecologically smart water source is excellent for things like watering your garden, flushing your toilet, or filling your bath, all while reducing your dependence on municipal water supplies. Not only will you be helping the environment, but you’ll also save money on your water bill.

Sustainable Building Materials

Building a custom home is an opportunity to make a positive impact on the environment. Choosing sustainable building materials like bamboo flooring will reduce the carbon footprint of your home and create a healthier living environment for you and your family. Many of these materials are unique and aesthetically pleasing as well, adding a personal flare to the look of your new home.

These days, custom builders have access to things like low-VOC paint. Volatile organic compounds, or VOCs, are potentially dangerous chemicals that more traditional paints emit into the air. Low- or zero-VOC paints, however, are designed to reduce this effect, making sustainable homes even safer for the environment and the people who live there. 

Smart Home Technology

Smart home technology is the future of sustainable living. With this advanced home automation technology, you can control all the systems in your home such as lighting, heating and cooling, and appliances — all from one device. 

Special options like programmable thermostats and motion-activated lighting systems will ensure your home only uses energy when necessary. This means you’ll be using less energy and reducing your carbon footprint, all while making your life easier and more convenient. 

Sustainable Houses with VPC Builders

The team at VPC Builders is committed to making your custom home both beautiful and environmentally responsible. From windows and solar panels to rainwater harvesting and smart home technology, there are so many exciting and innovative ways to make your home eco-friendly and efficient. Learn more about how VPC Builders can go green with your custom home!

Say goodbye to energy waste and hello to a cozy, energy-saving home. Make your dream home an efficient haven you can enjoy knowing you’re taking care of the environment you’re living in. If you’re ready to build the sustainable home of your dreams, contact us!
Want to discover more about the future of sustainable houses? Contact VPC Builders today.