It’s important for homeowners to consider green cost saving measures as part of their overall home construction or renovation plans. Incorporating green can make a real difference in a homes value. Some popular green improvements include windows, insulation, landscaping and water saving techniques.

By caulking properly and using insulated tinted windows can dramatically cut down on energy savings. By using additional and appropriate insulation in an existing attic or using foam insulation in new construction, will help make sure to avoid wasting energy.

Find plants that don’t need a lot of watering or consider adding trees that will bring shade to sunny areas of the home. Lastly, turn down the temperature in your water heater or consider using solar water heaters and add insulation to exposed pipes to make a difference in how much energy is used to heat water.