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The Top Ten Eco-Friendly Features for Today’s Luxury Homes

Luxury
homes and lavish living have long been associated with
opulence and over-the-top consumption. The more modern
definition of luxury homes incorporates sustainable design and
eco-friendly structures.

At Botaniko Weston, your home can be both luxurious and also sustainable. With advances in building technology, luxurious sustainable housing is no longer an oxymoron. Being eco-friendly does not mean doing without.

Beautiful luxurious homes are now spotting green eco-friendly roofs that draw solar energy from solar panels. Water consumption in these luxurious homes is also much more efficient than in your average home.

Botaniko Weston is
part of the concerned global community that plans and designs on
reducing the footprint of housing on the environment.

Most of these technologies were developed decades ago but have only started to gain traction as consumers have become more aware of them. It is a surprising fact to note that some of these eco-friendly features are such bleeding edge technology that they’re beginning to be incorporated into the definition of luxury homes.

A fitting analogy would be a comparison between a Tesla and a luxury home  in Botaniko Weston. Being eco-friendly is part of the new definition of luxury.

Let’s look at some of the top 10 eco-friendly features you might request as an add-on for your Botaniko Weston luxury home.

Reflective roof insulation

Reducing
the energy footprint of your house begins by conserving the
power that you draw from the grid. Here is how it’s all
connected. The power that your home draws from the grid is
generated from both renewable and nonrenewable resources.

So the more you conserve your domestic power usage the utility provider will consume less non-renewable energy resources to supply with electricity or gas.

A significant amount of energy is utilized in cooling the home. Using reflective roof insulation deflects heat radiation and keeps your home cool naturally during hot summers.

Lo-flow
toilets

Water conservation is also a key part of reducing the environmental footprint. Efficient flushing will go a long way in reducing the volume of water consumed in each luxury home. You can request these add-ons in pre-construction homes at Botaniko Weston.

Constructing from sustainable local resource materials

Sourcing locally reduces the carbon footprint of transporting construction materials from faraway places. Utilizing local materials also has a low environmental impact because their extraction will be motivated by local authorities. This is a policy that Botaniko Weston strongly believes in.

LED lighting

LED lights produce light in a more efficient manner than the traditional filament bulbs. The latter produces light by heating up the filament. This process consumes more power than the technology used by LED which produces the same amount of wattage without the heating process. So these are great to add to your Botaniko Weston luxury home.

Certify
your home Green

Go the extra mile and seek LEED certification for your luxury home they will give you recommendations and advice on how to truly reduce your home’s impact on the environment

Solar panels

Energy from the sun is classified as renewable and when you utilize it to supplement your grid power the better it is for the environment. It’s becoming cool to add solar power to luxury homes. So go ahead and some to your luxury home.

Smart energy and monitoring systems

Luxury homes are outfitted with systems that controller homes light heating and irrigation to ensure efficient consumption of these scarce resources. They carry out operations like ensuring that only rooms that are occupied are heated to prevent wastage of gas or electricity or other fuels in heating unoccupied spaces.

Geothermal heating

Installing a geothermal heat pump facilitates the transfer of heat between the ground and your home is an efficient way to air condition your home without drawing too much grid power. It is more cost-effective to plan for these installations at the pre-construction phase of your Botaniko Weston home.

Higher ceilings

Luxury homes with higher ceilings stay cooler through natural convection currents. The lower your ceiling is the higher the chances that you will need auxiliary cooling for you to have comfortable temperatures in your house. This auxiliary cooling will consume power.

Thermostats and zoning

Smart HVAC systems will utilize advanced thermostats to program your heating and cooling. This prevents wastage of energy in heating or cooling rooms that are not being used.

Efficient use of space

Using an open plan will reduce the inhibitions of walls and make rooms roomier. You can put in more things and therefore you a smaller home will suit you just fine. Smaller homes are more energy efficient and have a lower environmental impact. At Botanico Weston, you will have the open plan option.