One of the most frequently addressed issues is the balance between energy efficient construction, so-called “green” construction, and value. The most frequently used green construction devises Capron Construction utilizes are:
Solar Panels / Photovoltaic Panels
Spray Foam Insulation
Low E Windows / Low Emissivity Windows
Passive Solar Design
Each option carries a unique set of costs and benefits. For example, passive solar design generally involves minimal additional cost to a construction plan and is always incorporated into any construction plan. Conversely, a solar panel array may add $20,000 to your 30 year mortgage. However, after tax credits offset the initial layout, the remaining addition to your mortgage may add as little as $67 to your monthly mortgage. Energy production from such an array can save more than $67 per month on your energy bills, making your cumulative monthly payments go down. Similarly, spray foam insulation increases construction costs on an average home approximately $8,000, but tax credits offset much of that cost, and the need for substantially smaller air conditioning units represents a hidden offset not often considered.
In the end, the right choice for you must take into consideration your unique interests, location and finances. Let us form a plan that suits your particular needs.