Solar Energy, Environmentally Friendly Homes 2023 Building Trends
Alan Erickson, an Austin, Texas homebuilder, owns a construction company. In this role, Alan Erickson oversees the daily processes of building custom homes for his clients.
In 2023, home builders focus on building environmentally friendly structures and exchanging electricity for solar energy. With many people choosing to build homes, builders encourage new homeowners to look to solar energy to power their homes.
A more cost-effective alternative to electricity, solar energy has the potential to save homeowners thousands of dollars annually. Another benefit is the panels are low maintenance, requiring minor repair. Furthermore, solar companies usually offer homeowners warranties or contracts that cover panels in case something does happen.
By extension, customers are also requesting builders include environmentally-friendly features when building their homes, much of this influenced by climate change and consumer desire to reduce their consumption of resources. Some builders have implemented sustainable initiatives, include ensuring the materials meet national green certifications, such as Energy Star for Home score, indoor air quality, and Leadership in Energy Efficiency and Design (LEED), among others.