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5 Reasons for Building Green

by Barbara Bodnar 05/05/2019

Building an eco-friendly home has a lot of advantages. Apart from the environmental benefits, it helps you save money and time. It also protects your health.

Here are five important reasons for building green:

Reduce Environmental Impact. The use of renewable and energy-efficient materials minimizes environmental impact. It significantly reduces pollution. A green home produces a reduced carbon footprint via efficient energy use. Apart from being energy efficient, it also limits the amount of waste going to landfills and minimizes the effect of new constructions on limited world resources. 

Save Time. Another reason why it is necessary to build green is that it saves you time. It saves construction time when you make use of the right eco-friendly material. When you buy materials that are available locally, you save cost and also reduce your carbon footprint by minimizing the use of fuel that would have been used in shipping your building materials. Apart from that, your building materials will be available quickly and reliably. 

Save Money. You save money when you use a recycled or secondhand material for your construction. Majority of energy saving appliances cost more than their traditional counterparts but, you will discover that it pays on the long run because the savings will come later in the form of reduced energy bills. Long-lasting construction alternatives will help save a lot of money that would have been spent on reconstruction or repairs. 

Protect your Health. Several conventional building materials are not optimal for the health of residents. For instance, volatile organic compounds can cause cancer. These volatile organic compounds are present in many building materials, paint, as well as indoor products like mattresses and cleaning materials. Also, many conventional building materials promote the build-up of moisture which is dangerous because it can lead to mold or mildew problems. Understand that both molds and volatile organic compounds can cause outdoor pollution challenges.

Improves Resale Value. If you have the intention of selling your property in the future, building green is a way of getting a better resale value of your home. Apart from the increase in resale value, the building will be sold out quickly without having to wait for several months for a buyer.

Contact a home contractor for your options for building a green home today.

About the Author

Author
Barbara Bodnar

Business Philosophy

Service for Life! My philosophy is based on understanding what my clients need, value and want regarding their real estate and life goals. Finding a home is not accomplished in isolation of overall goals. Listening to your clients comes first. I spent over twenty years in Clinical Social Work assisting people with many issues. My background provides a unique perspective for assisting clients in regard to their real estate needs. Many things come up after clients are in their new homes. I want them to feel free to call with questions anytime!

Education and Training

A strong foundation and continuing education are important goals for me. I have a BA in Psychology, a Master's Degree in Social Work; Mediation training and post-Master's courses. In the Real Estate industry, I am always striving to expand my knowledge base. Please visit my designation page for more information regarding my education in this area.

Areas of Expertise

Senior Real Estate Specialist; First-time buyers; Relocation; New Home Sales; Condominium and Co-op; Re-sales

Community Involvement

Having been a Social Worker for many years giving back to the community is important to me. I have been involved with Habitat for Humanity as a part of that endeavor. I am an active Rotarian, Rotary chapter Social Chair, and a member of the Yorktown and Hudson Valley Chambers of Commerce.

Communities I Serve

The Counties I serve are Westchester, Putnam, and Dutchess.

I have a trusted group of colleagues for referrals outside of our service area.

Awards and Designations     

As an agent with a proven track record, you can feel comfortable you are in great hands. My Awards include:

Sterling Society

International President's Circle

MLS Diamond Award 

President's Club 

Five Star Professional 2010-2014

MLS Diamond Award 2011

A commitment to service involves respecting the importance of Real Estate Designations. They enhance your knowledge so that you can best serve your clients. My Designations include:

Seller Representative Specialist (SRS)

Licensed Associate Broker 

Certified Residential Specialist 

Accredited Buyer Representative 

Accredited Seller Representative 

Certified Buyer Representative 

Accredited Staging Professional 

Senior Real Estate Specialist 

Relocation Certification Coldwell Banker 

Certified New Home Specialist 

Certified Home Marketing Specialist 

Graduate Realtor Institute 

C-CREC 

Certified International Property Specialist Candidate 

Licensed Clinical Social Worker 

Certified Teacher 

Divorce Mediation Training 

e-PRO 

USAA Preferred Agent

Real Estate Negotiation Institute

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