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Caribbean Real Estate Going Green
Updated: Monday, October 15, 2018

With such a strong emphasis on environmentalism in modern society, Caribbean real estate has adapted tremendously to the demand for "green property". When it comes to building and developing Caribbean island real estate, conservation and environmentalism has always been a key concern. This makes sense since without the crystal blue waters, clean air and beautiful scenic vistas the Caribbean wouldn't be "the Caribbean". Here are some steps being taken to make the Caribbean homes that are being built a little greener.

Following the Model Green Home Building Guidelines set forth by the National Association of Homebuilders, Caribbean homes are built step by step to ensure as little impact on the environment around them. First, the lot designated for a Caribbean home is inspected and the foundation of the home is placed on the area of land that has the least potential for vegetation. This not only decreases its environmental impact but also ensures that the home will be surrounded by lush tropical vegetation.

Caribbean home builders then use advanced framing techniques to ensure materials are not wasted and the property won't require constant maintenance. Water efficiency is particularly emphasized in the Caribbean through the use of innovative wastewater technology, a low-volume irrigation spray and water-efficient sink faucets. The insulation, lighting, appliances and mechanical systems are then optimized for energy efficiency. Incorporating cooling techniques into design like sun-tempered glass, shading, overhangs and cross ventilation also keeps electric bills down and environmental friendliness up.

When it comes to Caribbean real estate and particularly Caribbean luxury real estate, it's important to build homes that are both aesthetically pleasing and environmentally safe. The Caribbean's reputation for beautiful beaches and untouched environment is what makes Caribbean living such a great experience. And the Caribbean's high standards for green homes make it one of the better places in the world to find green homes.   

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