If you can’t achieve your dream of living off-the-grid with a treehouse to stay in in order to do your bit for the eco-friendly campaign, how do you feel about making all properties becoming eco-friendly by law?
The discussion of eco-friendly properties has been around for a number of years now, and as eco-friendly policies are developed by various governments so this has spilled over into the property sector, especially with an array of new regulations regarding new builds.
The world we live in is dominated by the environment with a collection of energy-saving rules and regulations brought in to place by various governments the world over. We’ve got all manner of options ranging from energy-saving light bulbs to the increasingly popular solar panels, and electric vehicle charging points. There are even some local authorities in the America who require new property developers to include domestic electric car charging points as part of their plans.
Lots of governments have also be offering substantial “green tax breaks” for people who look to improve the efficiency of their homes and increase their eco-friendly status. A facility which was greatly received by home owners and property developers. However, as time goes on there will come a point where we will start to see these breaks reducing in size and eventually disappear. But if eco-friendly home were the norm across the board then there would be no need for tax breaks in the first place, right?
Should the developers behind new developments be made to feature these often expensive new technologies in their new build plans? Is it correct that homeowners should eventually foot the bill for these facilities? It’s about finding an even balance between governments and developers, which is likely to always be an issue due to the cost affliction which is ultimately transferred to the general public.
The evident altering within our worldwide weather patterns, and with global warming becoming a more significant issue means many governments are now pushing for more eco-friendly properties. This indicates that there is a lean towards a more “green environment” which could prove to be unstoppable. However, is it really correct that the general public be made to eventually pay the price for what many see as “vanity projects” from governments looking to keep fringe green politicians on their side? Also, would you be happy to pay the price for our attempts to correct environmental mistakes made previously?
Ultimately, something must change and if the norm was to have these eco-friendly home by law that would mean that the costs would be reduced as further technologies were implemented that were cost effective. Via la eco we say!