New Study Says, Green Homeowners are Satisfied

A new study presented at IBS 2014 revealed the truth behind green homes. Building a green home is one of the hottest building trends, and the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) commissioned a study to reveal homeowners feel after purchasing their green homes. The study focused on overall satisfaction and whether or not they would recommend purchasing a green home to others. This groundbreaking study is the first to explore customer satisfaction among green homeowners.

Farnsworth House Plan
You will feel like a duke or duchess in the Farnsworth house plan. The Farnsworth house plan is a beautiful French country house plan that includes everything from an eat-in kitchen to a formal dining room to great room and secluded den. Our favorite feature in this house plan is the gourmet kitchen that hosts an island with a vegetable sink. The open floor plan allows for a great view of the fireplace and entertainment center in the great room and a walk-in food pantry and a butler’s pantry situated between the kitchen and the dining room.

“Historically, studies have focused on interest in green among buyers in the market or on trends as reported by industry professionals,” said Matt Belcher, Co-Chair of NAHB’s Energy & Green Building Subcommittee in the press release. “While that’s certainly important information for all those in the industry, it doesn’t always get to the heart of what new buyers want to know, which is: ‘How satisfied are green homeowners with their decision?’ This data provides groundbreaking information that can be of value to the general public as well as the industry.”

s'Fondare Estate house plan
The S’Fondare house plan is a beautiful cottage with plenty of curb appeal that blends traditional with contemporary. The wraparound porch welcomes visitors into a slightly contemporary foyer with a grand staircase on the upper level. An over-sized family area makes this house plan perfect for a growing family and the lanai gives a young couple the perfect place to entertain with an outdoor fireplace. The homeowners will have privacy in this house plan’s master suite that has access to its own private terrace and a master bath with garden tub and walk-in glass shower provide spa-like relaxation.

The findings of the study say that 94% of green homeowners would recommend a green home to a friend and 92% would purchase another green home.  Among green homeowners 71% believe that green homes are higher in quality overall and 55% knew that their home may cost more than a non-green home but believed that the benefits outweighed the high cost.

But the most important thing, satisfaction is still high with 90% of green homeowners satisfied by knowing they “did the right thing” in buying a green home.

Pipestone house plan
With a striking design and exquisite touches, the Pipestone house plan is a great green house plan option. A spacious covered porch welcomes visitors while inside this house plan boasts a highly functional floor plan for entertaining as well as day-to-day living. From a spacious gourmet kitchen and formal and casual dining spaces to built-in cabinetry, fireplace, and a home office the Pipestone house plan has style and function all wrapped up in a beautiful Craftsman exterior.

Green homeowners also gave feedback on what influenced their decisions to buy a green home and the features they value the most. Among those were: low utility bills, energy efficiency, and better insulation. If these rank amongst your top needs in your new house plan take a look at The House Designers’ collection of ENERGY STAR® approved house plans.

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