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Why build sustainably - advantages and reasons

Why build sustainably? 6 advantages of ecological house building

Wondering why you should build sustainably? Then you've come to the right place! Nowadays, there are countless ways to make house construction more environmentally and socially compatible, from the planning phase through to later use, and thus avoid environmental problems such as the climate change to counteract this in a targeted manner. Be it in the choice of building material, the orientation of the building or the energy efficiency of the entire house.

But what exactly are the motives for sustainable building? Here I present 6 reasons that should motivate every builder to build a house as ecologically as possible. Let's go!

In advance you can find here already a short Overview about the article:

  1. Protect the environment
  2. Stay healthy
  3. Save money
  4. Value received
  5. Use subsidies
  6. Live more beautifully

1st advantage: Protect the environment

Building a house requires Natural resources. Resources that our planet will not hold for us forever with our current way of life. Starting with the Building materialthat should ideally be as durable, biodegradable, renewable, regional and, in the event of future structural changes, also recyclable in order to reduce the impact on the environment. The greening of roof surfaces can also have a wonderful effect in the Fight against species extinction bring with them. The best way to track the Contractor of your choice also has a sustainable philosophy and is aware of its responsibility for an environmentally friendly way of life in our society.

But also the Later use of the house has an impact on nature. It has to be heated, cooled and supplied with electricity and water. The more efficiently this is done and the more energy comes from renewable sources, the more sustainable is also the way of life of the residents over the coming years and decades. In this way, as a builder, you also protect the future of your own children and grandchildren, who may one day take over the house.

2. advantage: stay healthy

Why build sustainably? Value preservation

The environment is all well and good! But what are the other advantages of sustainable building? The more natural the preferred building material is, the healthier the end result will be. Indoor climate in your home. Modern technologies, such as a central ventilation system, ensure healthy ambient air without having to constantly open the window and waste heat energy. Those who build sustainably therefore also decide to Quality of life, concentration and Increase productivity.

3rd advantage: save money

There are not only ecological and health reasons for sustainable building! It is also simply more economical! For example, as a builder, you enjoy greater planning security, higher construction quality and lower operating costs, so that you can save money through sustainability can! The Higher efficiency of the heating and ventilation system, better insulation, more durable components and the use of renewable energies (e.g. solar energy) to generate electricity will be much easier on your wallet in the long term.

4. advantage: value preserved

Building a house can be quite expensive! That's why it's so important to make sure that the expenditure remains on the credit side. Building an ecological, energy-efficient house that is as independent as possible is the future - and turns supposed expenditure into a Long-term investmentwith which you can maintain or even increase the value. With the most modern, environmentally friendly and cost-saving equipment, you as the builder will still be enjoying your home decades later. Great sales opportunities.

5th advantage: Use subsidies

Why build sustainably? Also because you can benefit from state subsidies. As part of the energy transition, energy-efficient construction is rewarded handsomely. For example, you receive from the Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau (KfW) and the Federal Office of Economics and Export Control (Bafa) Subsidies for a geothermal heat pump - from the heating system itself to drilling. But there is also support for an energy consultant, charging stations for electric cars, accessibility and burglary protection. Not only in the form of low-interest loans, but also in the form of repayment subsidies, which make ecological house building extremely profitable, even in the short term.

Tip: Please keep an eye on the current funding conditions at all times. And pay attention to the deadlines that apply!

6th advantage: Living more beautifully

Sustainable DIY dining table from old oak planks
I upcycled this dining table from 30 year old wooden planks.

Another reason why I build my house sustainably is the aesthetic benefits. I love the warm wood colors, grains and the most natural atmosphere possible in a house. If you think that Ecological living or building has a rather dusty image, you can put it to one side. Because modern builders know how beautiful a minimalist, ecological building style and environmentally conscious furnishings can be.

Tip: Feel free to look at my sustainable DIY furniture blog around. There you can find out, for example, how I Dining table homemade from old oak planks have.

Why build sustainably? Benefit from ecological, aesthetic, health and financial advantages

There are numerous reasons for consciously building a sustainable home. These are primarily of an ecological, aesthetic, health and financial nature. But it is by no means just the self-related arguments that speak in favor of sustainable building! It is also about respect towards our environment, towards animals and other people on this earth. Not least towards our own children and grandchildren, to whom we want to leave a habitable planet. It is about dealing responsibly with the opportunities and natural resources that are not only available to us.

Do you now know why sustainable building is the future? Do you have any questions about the benefits and motives mentioned? Then, as always, feel free to write me a comment.

Stay sustainable,

Christoph from CareElite - Plastic-free living

PS.: Have you ever asked yourself. better to live sustainably in the countryside or in the city can? I have made the comparison for you in the linked article. Have fun!

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Christoph Schulz

Christoph Schulz

I'm Christoph, an environmental scientist and author - and here at CareElite I'm campaigning against plastic waste in the environment, climate change and all the other major environmental problems of our time. Together with other environmentally conscious bloggers, I want to give you tips & tricks for a naturally healthy, sustainable life as well as your personal development.

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