Sustainability and environmental friendliness have become major concerns in recent years, and adding environmentally responsible designs to home development solutions can help greatly. Designing new building projects to be sustainable can be simple changes but on a large scale can significantly help the environment. Many of these design features can be implemented by home builders in Sydney without sacrificing function or aesthetics.
Although not always possible, ‘passive design’ involves orienting the home and positioning rooms to reduce heating and cooling needs. This massively reduces energy usage in home development solutions. Builders can place the most used areas in the north of the home to keep them shaded from the harsh summer sun and maximize winter sun exposure. This will keep heat out in summer and keep it in during winter to reduce air conditioning costs and energy usage. Home builders in Sydney can use specialized window glazing can also retain the heat from the winter sun in family rooms, further reducing the need for heating.
Home development solutions can also become more eco-friendly inside the home. Things like installing water-efficient showers and taps and dual flush toilets will save water while energy-efficient LED lights will save electricity. Home builders in Sydney may also be able to facilitate the installation of solar panels to power the home sustainably and reduce carbon footprint. Building a new home or major renovations allows you to improve and streamline your dwelling. This is the perfect opportunity to incorporate eco-friendly features for more sustainable home development solutions.
The team at Oscar Development is premier home builders in Sydney; contact us to learn more about the renovation and new home design.