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Top eco-friendly features in luxury homes

Top eco-friendly features in luxury homes

Over 20% of Nevada’s energy is derived from solar sources

Living in luxury doesn’t always mean a lavish and extravagant lifestyle. It can also be about living a high quality life with minimal impact on the environment.

It’s always a good idea to start at home with these top eco luxury home features:

Native plants

Greening your home’s landscape is not just about adding more plants to your property, it’s about landscaping with plants that can flourish in your region.

Landscaping with native plants is the best and most sustainable way to maintain your home’s pockets of green. Native plants require little maintenance and can help you conserve water. At the same time, you can help combat climate change, improve biodiversity, and create a healthier living environment.

Some examples of native plants that can thrive in Las Vegas are lewis blue flax, desert marigold, desert willow, western columbine, and Palmer’s penstemon.

LEED Certification

One of the top eco-friendly features in luxury homes is a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification from the US Green Building Council. This certification is the most recognized green building rating system globally. It evaluates the design, materials, carbon footprint, water and energy consumption, and overall sustainability of a building.

Being LEED-certified ensures a healthier home environment for you and your family. What’s more, you can save money on utility bills since a certified home consumes 20 to 30% less energy (some can even save up to 60%).

On top of that, having a LEED certification also increases the value of your property and you can potentially qualify for homeowner’s insurance discounts and tax breaks.

Solar panels

Solar panels are among the best eco luxury home features and a no-brainer in Nevada, where the sun shines 252 days a year. In fact, over 20% of the Silver State’s energy is derived from solar sources. With a solar-powered home, you can reduce your carbon footprint by switching to a renewable energy source, which also lowers your electricity charges and achieves long-term savings.

Energy-efficient windows

An eco-friendly home utilizes sustainable materials such as energy-efficient windows that help lower cooling and heating costs especially in extreme temperatures.

Windows play a significant role in a household’s energy consumption. According to the Department of Energy, windows account for about 25 to 30% of heat loss and gain when it comes to energy used in heating and cooling systems.

Examples of energy-efficient windows are dual-pane and low-e windows that offer better insulation, with the latter additionally offering protection against harmful UV rays.

Vegetable garden

Having a vegetable garden at home is a true luxury, allowing you to enjoy garden-to-table meals with ingredients you had a hand in growing. This means being sure that the source of your food is free of potentially toxic chemicals used in commercial farming.

You’ll also get to soak in some sunshine and fresh air as you tend to your crops. Plus, it’s another great way to spend time with family and teach kids where food comes from.

Cultivating your own vegetable garden promotes clean and healthy eating, saves you money, reduces waste, and lessens the harmful impact on the environment especially if you don’t use pesticides when growing your food.

If you want to learn more aboutsustainable luxury homes, call me, Anthony Romeo, at 702.353.6759 or send me a message here.


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