Get the Right Insurance
Homeowners and Realtors need to become familiar with the idea that sustainable housing requires a different kind of homeowner’s insurance than homes built to regular standards. A sustainable home requires a specific mention of the materials used to build your home in order to rebuild your home properly in the event of a fire or natural disaster. Your sustainable home insurance policy must reference the proper green construction materials and methods in order for your sustainable home to be repaired properly.
A sustainable home uses alternative methods for generating energy, and some sustainable homeowners make an extra income by selling some of their excess energy back to the local utility. If you do that, then you will need to create a special clause in your homeowner’s insurance that protects the local utility in the event that something happens while you are transferring energy from your sustainable home. Without this part of your homeowner’s insurance in place, that extra source of income can become a problem in a big hurry.