Sustainable homes and sustainable living is not just a trend, it is a reality and here to stay. And, in 2018, we move that much closer as new technologies and products emerge and more homeowners and homebuilders go sustainable. These 18 Trends for Sustainable Homes in 2018 provides momentum and sustainability for growth and keeping the movement on a steady path.
The National Association of Realtors® surveyed Realtors® and found that over half have clients who are interested in sustainable homes and practices. As the demand for sustainable homes and sustainable living grows, so does the conversation between homebuyers, sellers, and Realtors®.
In this article, More buyers want green homes, real estate agents say, tells us that not only are Realtors® listenings, so are builders, suppliers, local communities and neighborhoods, and more.
Number 18 on the list of 18 trends says it best:
“In the best news of all, green seems to finally have gone mainstream. Yay! “The accelerating adoption of green building practices may transform sustainable construction from movement to norm,” writes Jeff Gavin, LEED Green Associate. “Globally, the green building market is doubling every three years, as revealed in ‘The World Green Building Trends 2016 Smart Market Report’ by Dodge Data and Analytics, New York. While mandates make sustainable building a bigger force abroad, its rapid adoption in the United States is even more remarkable given its voluntary and value-driven approach. Green is now mainstream, which is reflected in ever more stringent codes, communities and states that institutionalize green practices, and owners and the real estate market are endorsing its value.”
My personal network and commitment to sustainable living have evolved from my experiences with ongoing classes and workshops in emerging “green” ideas, networking with resource vendors and environmental groups, research, staying abreast of current political issues, and volunteering in our community.
I look forward to sharing with you my own knowledge and skills and the cumulative energy of the American Dream team.
With more than 20 years of experience as a Realtor® in the greater Puget Sound area, and continuous training in sustainable and green building practices, I currently consult with clients and other real estate agents interested in achieving a sustainable future through a higher performance home.