People are more and more reevaluating their homes’ environmental impact whether they are looking to reduce their carbon footprint or simply lead a healthier lifestyle. There has never been more need for environmentally friendly homes. And it’s not only about solar panels on the roof or double-paned windows. There are many ways to make your home more sustainable. The modern home builders have made it much easier than ever to build green.

From prefabricated designs that use efficient insulation to premium triple-pane windows, many companies are building and designing green homes from the ground up. EcoCraft for instance, constructs eco-friendly homes customized to fit the aesthetics of the homeowner. They also use resource-efficient construction techniques to reduce waste to just 5 percent.

These green homes make use of energy-efficient appliances and superior insulation to cut down on the energy consumption of homeowners. Some are based on passive strategies, for instance, the orientation of the house on the site as well as the kind and number of windows or solar options.

Home buyers also look for green features like electric vehicle charging stations and intelligent HVAC systems that analyze and optimize energy use. Another common feature is natural cleaning products that keep toxins out of the environment, and also out of water sources and off skin. Green homes are becoming more well-known because there are many alternatives.