Creating A Green Denver Home

Written by Posted On Friday, 25 March 2016 16:20

The phrase Green Denver Home puts a variety of images into people’s minds. Some may envision a house built entirely out of recycled soda bottles. Someone else might imagine a house powered completely by wind turbines. Whatever your idea of a green home is, the simple truth is that you don’t have to wait to start living green, thanks to a number of companies, now incorporating green features. Whether or not you are an environmentalist at heart, going green has the potential to save you a substantial amount of money. And who doesn’t want to save the planet and some money simultaneously?


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As the largest user of energy in a Denver home is normally temperature regulation, the more important features of green homes include the windows and thermostat. New window technology allows windows to let in light but resist heat transfer, meaning you can enjoy the sun, but keep your house temperature how you like it. And as far as temperature regulation is concerned, a programmable thermostat can save you hundreds of dollars a year. These little gadgets control the heating and cooling based on the time of day and day of the week, allowing you to remain comfortable, but saving your HVAC system from working too hard when you don’t need it.

There are varieties of other examples of how you can better insulate your home. For example, adding more attic insulation will help better insulate your house to keep your home nice and toasty in the winter and comfortable in the summer.

In addition to controlling temperature regulation, you can cut down on your utility usage in a variety of ways. Energy Star certified appliances are guaranteed by federal standards to use less energy when completing normal jobs around the house. Furthermore, you can reduce your water consumption by replacing faucets and showerheads with low-flow alternatives. This doesn’t mean you’ll lose that much pressure; you’ll just save money on your water bill (and the cost to heat all of that water). Speaking of insulation and water, a great energy saver to consider is additional insulation of your water heater.  And don’t forget about switching your light bulbs to high efficiency LED lamps.

In addition to your appliances and fixtures, homes are now being built with more
sustainable and less harmful materials in an effort to preserve the planet and our health. For example, many houses are being built out of longer lasting materials to reduce the amount of material necessary for repairs. Likewise, low-VOC paints are being used to improve our health and air quality indoors.

Be sure to check with your local utility to see about any energy efficiency rebates that may be available. You may also qualify for tax credits from the IRS or your state taxes.

As you can see, living in a green home in Denver is important for our health, wallets, and the future of the planet. What’s more- adding green features can raise your home’s value by as much as 10%!

Let the professionals at the Bandy Team help you buy or sell a Denver home. At The Bandy Team, we help new Denver homebuyers as well as sellers with all their real estate needs and we will help you work through any issues that may arise in buying or selling a Denver property.

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Until next time,

Marianne Bandy, Team Leader

The Bandy Team

 Keller Williams Park Meadows






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Marianne Bandy

Marianne is a professional LDS Realtor in Denver with outstanding integrity, who takes the time to understand your specific housing and family needs. She is the team leader of one of the top selling Real Estate Teams in her broker's office. She understands that a big part of your family's happiness depends on the home and community where you live.  LDS Realtor in Denver Colorado

One of Marianne’s greatest passions is helping people with their Real Estate transactions, typically one of the largest financial transactions they will undertake. Marianne is the listing agent for the team but also loves working with Latter Day Saint home buyers as well.  Marianne uses her expertise and market knowledge so that her clients get the most accurate and up to date information possible. Marianne has a breadth of experience working with clients through all aspects of closing on a home. When listing homes for sale, this includes readying the home for sale, developing a marketing strategy, getting feedback on showings, negotiating inspection items,  and many other details that lead up to a successful closing. 

Marianne is excellent at contract negotiations and looking out for the best interests of her clients. She has obtained the Certified Negotiation Expert (CNE) certification. When helping Buyers, she loves the feeling of helping families connect with the right home in the right community. She also has knowledge of ward and stake boundaries, meeting house locations,  youth programs, drive time to the LDS Denver temple, and seminary locations for your high school children. 

If you’re looking for solid results and a WOW! experience, then call Marianne and put her to work for you. In the last two years, the Bandy Team sold 125 homes.  The Bandy Team has the experience and proven systems you need to make your transaction as smooth and worry-free as possible. 

The Bandy Team is committed to conducting business with the utmost integrity. The team was formed on the principles of honesty and loyalty with clients. Marianne believes in surrounding herself with good people that share her values.  This includes good business partners that can aid in all aspects of a real estate transaction, including home inspections, loans, transaction coordination, home repairs, etc. Marianne and her entire team are committed to the highest levels of customer service for their clients. 

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