GOING GREEN is worth the benefits

The familiar phrase “You get what you pay for” could definitely be applied to the decision to make your house eco-friendly.

For a little extra money up front, not only are you reducing your carbon footprint; you’re also lowering your utility bills and making your property more desirable when you decide to sell it. It just makes sense to go green.

GreenTech (Cayman) Limited is leading the way to a greener Cayman Islands one building at a time. Authorised to certify private residences in the US Green Building Council (USGBC) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) for Homes International programme, and offering Energy Audit services to private and corporate clients, GreenTech can transform your energy-guzzling property into an efficient edifice that will definitely prove its worth over time.

LEED

Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification is the most globally recognized standard by which buildings and homes are rated for sustainability, efficiency and durability. There are four programme levels: Certified, Silver, Gold and Platinum. GreenTech is the only company in the Cayman Islands, the Caribbean region, and one of only three companies in the world authorised to certify private residences in this programme.

The LEED for Homes program was developed for those seeking to build certified high performance green homes that go beyond energy efficiency to incorporate a high level of sustainability features. Building a project that is “LEED for Homes certified” offers a distinct mark of excellence. It demonstrates in measurable terms that a home incorporates efficient techniques and features, and that the final product has been third party-verified and performance tested.

This ensures that your home or building is recognised globally as a benchmark for energy efficiency, durability and sustainability.

It translates into higher property and resale values, vast reductions in energy and maintenance costs and is better for the environment over traditional code building standards. LEED homes are simply the most energy efficient, strongest, most advanced and environmentally friendly homes available anywhere in the world today.

Energy Auditing

Odds are good that when you last looked at your electricity bill, your heart nearly stopped. With warmer winters and hot summers, it seems that consumers aren’t getting much of a break from the high utility costs that necessities like central air-conditioning systems bring.

Now is definitely the time to consider getting an Energy Audit for your existing home or business. Self-diagnosis leading to costly yet ineffectual equipment replacements can mean disappointing results. Getting in an expert such as those employed by GreenTech is the only way to be absolutely sure of how you are losing money through inefficient systems, producing a detailed report that will pinpoint issues and how to resolve them.

This service is not just for homeowners. Business owners and facilities managers for commercial properties can also reap the same benefits. In fact, it is arguably more important for commercial properties to ensure they have comprehensive energy audits completed in order to cut their overheads and maximise their profits.

Energy Audits provide consumers with the information they need to make informed decisions. Don’t be fooled by anyone, contractor, building service provider, materials supplier or otherwise, who tells you they know how to make your home more efficient if they are not a qualified Home Energy Rating Score (HERS) rater or a similarly trained energy expert.

NEXT Development Group

In partnership with GreenTech, NEXT Development Group designs, develops, sells and project manages LEED residential and commercial properties; which minimize environmental impact, offer superior value for money and a high return on investment over traditional built properties.

The company offers a host of services that provide residential or commercial clients with a total building solution, from concept to reality and everything in between.

The three remaining units at Harbour Point development are being discounted in a developer close out sale. The units are brand new, spacious and well appointed, so if you are looking for a newly built two bedroom, two bathroom condo in a small, waterfront complex, look no further.

Looking out over the North Sounds makes for spectacular views–and the 150 foot dock means you can hop in your boat and be at Kaibo in less than 10 minutes. The complex is accessed via a private driveway and electricity has been laid underground.

Each unit measures almost 1,200 square feet and includes a master bedroom with en suite bathroom, plus a guest bedroom with separate bathroom, stainless steel Whirlpool appliances, Italian porcelain floor tiles, designated parking, large back gardens and patios. Residents also all enjoy use of a communal pool overlooking the ocean.

The developer is offering to pay bank fees, and the stamp duty on these properties and is including the developer’s furniture package in the price.

The three remaining units at Harbour Point development are being discounted in a developer close out sale. The units are brand new, spacious and well appointed, so if you are looking for a newly built two bedroom, two bathroom condo in a small, waterfront complex, look no further.

Looking out over the North Sounds makes for spectacular views–and the 150 foot dock means you can hop in your boat and be at Kaibo in less than 10 minutes. The complex is accessed via a private driveway and electricity has been laid underground.

Each unit measures almost 1,200 square feet and includes a master bedroom with en suite bathroom, plus a guest bedroom with separate bathroom, stainless steel Whirlpool appliances, Italian porcelain floor tiles, designated parking, large back gardens and patios. Residents also all enjoy use of a communal pool overlooking the ocean.

The developer is offering to pay bank fees, and the stamp duty on these properties and is including the developer’s furniture package in the price.

 

 

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