As Southern New Mexico’s only certified Build Green New Mexico community*, Picacho Mountain has laid exceptional ground work for residents to life a greener for sustainable life. Now Picacho Mountain features certified green homes, luxury homes, and the Willows Patio Homes will all be built to Build Green New Mexico Standards. Contact us today at 575-523-2500 for more information about green building, sustainability and certified green homes.
So what makes a home green? A green home incorporates smart design, technology, construction and maintenance elements to significantly lessen the negative impact of the home on the environment, improve the health of the people who live inside, and save the homeowner money.
There are labeling programs, design guides, books, web sites, and endless opinions, but there’s no universal law or definition of a “green” home. So where should you start? When designing your luxury home plan here are 4 things that make your home a greener place to live:
- Durable: Some things last as long as the house does such as wooden floors stainless steel sinks, etc. Things you only have to buy once are green!
- Renewable: Since bamboo grows so quickly, anything made from it can be considered green.
- Biodegradable: Plastic bottles and many other petroleum based products never breakdown at the dump. Using biodegradable products in your home whenever possible is green!
- Conservation: Doing more with less definitely green. Conservation of our natural resources including water and energy is an integral part of building green. Energy efficient homes, low-flow water fixtures, reclaimed building materials and more, conserve our natural resources for future generations.
*Las Estancias de Picacho Mountain has been certified as a Build Green New Mexico Exceptional Sustainable Development