June 21, 2010
Veteran Real Estate Expert Discusses How Luxury Home Buyers can Purchase Million Dollar Homes While Making a Positive Impact on the Environment
Luxury homes across Southern Nevada are now seeking Gold and Platinum LEED certification through the United States Green Building Council (USGBC). The trend in luxury residential development is to have a house that is luxurious and environmentally sustainable. With the cutting-edge advancements with green building practices, home owners and residential developers are able to remain eco-conscious while employing high-style.
Sustainable design practices have evolved and are now chic; though some traditional green elements such as solar-powered hot water system, low-energy lighting, and Energy Star-rated appliances can be utilized in almost any home. One trend in luxury homes is the use of wood that is certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC). Products carrying the FSC label come from forests that are responsibly managed, meaning clear cutting is avoided, local laws are followed, and the ecosystem and native species are protected. As luxury homes across Southern Nevada are being sold at record low values, this is the time to implement conservation practices. By implementing green building materials, air filtering systems and other eco-friendly concepts, luxury home owners will find themselves with long-term energy savings.
“Recently across Southern Nevada, I’ve had many homes that are implementing new green technologies,” said Kenneth Lowman, broker/owner of Luxury Homes of Las Vegas. “My clients understand the importance of living in a sustainable home. They still require unmatched luxury, but they want to make sure their home reduces its environmental footprint.”
These types of million dollar homes can be found throughout Las Vegas and neighboring communities; and according to Lowman, eco-conscious home owners and buyers have their pick at countless luxury homes with the most advanced green technologies
Ken Lowman, Broker and Owner of Luxury Homes of Las Vegas, has over 20 years of experience in a star studded real estate career specializing in higher-priced, luxury homes. Lowman was recently selected as “One of the Most Dependable Luxury Real Estate Professionals of The West” by Goldline Research, an independent research firm specializing in evaluating professional service firms. This recognition was published in Forbes Magazine. Because the Southern Nevada luxury real estate market pivots on Ken’s home sales, he’s perceived as a barometer for the national media and has been featured on “The Today Show,” “Fox Business,” “Nightline,” “EXTRA” and “Inside Edition.” Luxury Homes of Las Vegas is located at 7854 W. Sahara Ave., Ste. 100, Las Vegas, NV 89117. For more information, call 702-216-HOME (4663) or 866-210-7620 or visit www.luxuryhomesoflasvegas.com.