That depends on how you look at it. There are some additional up-front costs to better seal and insulate a home properly. You can take additional steps to further the efficiency of your home by adding solar thermal and solar photovoltaic systems to supplement your hot water and electricity needs. These do add more cost to your home, but currently there are Federal and State tax incentives as well as PNM performance based incentives (PBI’s) to help reduce the up-front costs of these systems. We also incorporate appliances and plumbing fixtures that minimize water usage. The bottom line, green DOES pay.
The lifecycle costs of a ECOterra home can be tens of thousands of dollars less over five, ten and twenty year periods and you have the satisfaction of knowing that you are living in a home that has been designed to have the least impact on the planet!