Just a few weeks ago, Tesla’s Elon Musk made headlines again, but not with his electric car or one of his SpaceX rockets. The attention was on a new home battery, the Powerwall Home Battery that can power your entire home. Not long ago, that would have been viewed as an “interesting” idea that was kind of on the fringe. But what’s really interesting is that mere days after the announcement, Musk shared that his company had 38,000 reservations for the Powerwall. According to curbed.com that means the game-changing home battery is sold out until 2016. And while the batteries won’t ship until later this summer, Tesla may be looking at $800 million in revenue!
What’s that got to do with you building a home in the Poconos?
Environmentally friendly building and sustainable building is no longer something on the fringe. It’s mainstream. But you don’t have to run out and buy a Powerwall Home Battery to take advantage of environmentally sound building methods. Here are some things to consider—and discuss with your builder—as you begin building your home. Not only are these things better for the environment, but that can actually save you some “green” as well.