The Green Building initiative is clearly an idea whose time has come. Purchasers are demanding better quality sytems in their homes and the most prestigious mechanical, electrical and heat systems are all being developed to also meet the new green or environmentally conscious standards. The building industry is responding with superior products and new building protocols that mitigate the higher costs of energy,the threat of water shortages and the effect of greenhouse gases on the environment.
With clients concerned about their personal environmental footprint and how to reduce it when building and buying homes, green builders like Barbini Developments have come up with robust solutions. At a minimum, new green homes qualify under the Energy Star program which saves homeowners money and takes a much smaller toll on the environment. A 2,500 square foot Energy Star home can save as much as two - three tonnes per year in greenhouse gases compared to a home built to the current Ontario Building code and much more than older, less efficient houses.
All Barbini-built homes meet the Energy Star standards and in many cases substantially exceed those requirements providing superior functional and aesthetic appeal while saving their owners measurable costs and reducing their environmental footprint.
Luxury homes are often seen as being environmentally unfriendly due to the amount of space they occupy and the natural resources consumed in their construction. There may also be questions about efficiency of larger homes and their ongoing environmental footprint. At Barbini Design Build we are putting an end to that stereotype through our commitment to building homes that reflect the new and better building protocols, systems and options available in green building. Purchasers may choose from a list of environmentally friendly options that will not only lessen the impact of their home on the environment but will also save the homeowner in heating , cooling, electrical and water costs. All Barbini-built homes meet the Energy Star standards and in many cases substantially exceed those requirements providing superior functional and aesthetic appeal while saving their owners measurable costs and helping them reduce their environmental footprint. Please explore the following sections to see how we're making luxury homes environmentally sensitive.