What does green cost? Between 189,000 to 240,000 dollars for first time home buyers. 300,000 to 500,000 for state of the art custom green new construction.
If you're a first time home buyer and your interested in going green but don't have alot of finantial resources for it you can still make it a reality. Depending on just how much forethought you give to the project you could achieve a green certification at little to no increase in project cost. Green is not just for those who can afford to pay the premium. In fact, the first time home buyer price range between 189,000 to 240,000 dollars for 1,500 to 1,900 square feet has shown to be very green in the Pudget sound area by various developers! 'Energy star' and 'Built green' homes in the Tacoma, Seattle, and Olympia areas have sold recently for between 164,900 and 204,226 (152.00 per sf to 102.00 per sf.) For more information on this topic click on the link below under 'references' and scroll to page 13.
What does a very DARK green home cost? If you plan ahead, get the right professionals on board who can even help you select the proper site conditions and make green an integral part of the design from day one, then Very 'dark green' (like a Silver or Platinum LEED rating) can be achieved in many cases with a minimal premium, say 5 to 10 percent of the construction cost.
Green is for remodel projects too. Re-use is perhaps the most green thing you can do! Visit our website and request an estimate. We'll find out what we can do for you within your budget. http://deontology.squarespace.com/contact/