Building an environmentally friendly home has many benefits, not only is it a personally rewarding choice but its also cost effective too. You are helping to look after the environment of the island while at the same time you will lower bills and increase energy efficiency. Let’s have a look into the details of the main benefits:
Sustainability is key when building an eco home, the aim is to build a home that lasts and has the least impact as possible on the surrounding environment. Green building materials are often more durable and require much less maintenance over time, helping your home to look newer for longer and saving money on costly repairs.
Most eco-friendly homes are usually built with recycled or second-hand materials and designed to make the most of natural energies. Use of super-insulating materials, solar panels and thermal energy storage are methods to ensure that the house uses energy in the most efficient way. Want to create a more energy efficient home? Check out our previous post “4 green home improvements for your Ibiza home”.
Most products used in home building contain harmful substances to some degree, whether this is in the materials they are made from or used during the manufacturing process. One of the biggest benefits of choosing to build with eco materials is that they are free from these harmful chemicals, finishes and potential environmental pollutants. This makes them safer to build with and creates a healthier home environment for your family.
If you think about buying a certified green home, keep an eye out for incentives that may be offered on both a national and a local level. Investing in an eco-friendly home could then be a smart move if you want to have a significant advantage in the competitive Ibiza real estate market
HIGHER PROPERTY VALUE
Buyers are increasingly starting to see the benefits that eco-friendly homes offer, from lower running costs to a more sustainable and future proof way of living. Green homes are now highly sought after on the island, and as such attract a much higher property value than their non-green counterparts. Investing in an eco-friendly home now means you’ll be one step ahead for the game in the future.