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How building an energy efficient home will save you money.

Building houses in Jamaica typically blocks (bricks), mortar, steel, roofing. Because of our tropical climate, most persons build without insulation to protect against certain elements. While Jamaicans don't necessarily need to protect against the cold, the heat is becoming unbearable. 

Building green in Jamaica will cost a bit more but long term, it saves. If a house is built with insulation in the roof, that minimizes the heat that is disbursed in the building, hence decreases the need for high cost of cooling. 

Wall insulation also helps as most structures are built from concrete and concrete holds the heat during the days and releases it when the time is cooler.

What do you think about spending the extra cash to build green?

4 Comments to How building an energy efficient home will save you money.:

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Charles on Thursday, May 09, 2013 12:26 PM
Well, spending a few extra can mean spending almost twice. It depends on the purpose of the building. Some places in Jamaica doesn't need insulation from heat, like Manchester.
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Afeya on Thursday, May 09, 2013 12:48 PM
If you know what to do and how to do it, then it definitely won't even cost you half. Roof insulation is not as complex as it seems. I will do an article on insulating a house. Mandeville is almost always cold. For that, insulation can be handy especially in the colder months that keeps the heat inside the building.
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