Friday, November 23, 2012

Cost Saving Strategies

There are some strategies for achieving low initial cost that make sense if followed in steps.

  1. Design the home to be inexpensive to build.
  2. Evaluate needs and reduce emotional desires.
  3. Establish “preferred builder” status.
  4. Develop detailed specifications and work descriptions.
  5. Shop for the best price.

There are also strategies to consider to keep operation and maintenance costs in check.
  1. Capitalize on solar orientation and passive solar design techniques.
  2. Reduce energy demand and increase energy efficiency.
  3. Select low-maintenance products and use durable construction techniques.
  4. Follow Florida-friendly landscaping and irrigation recommendations.
  5. Perform routine maintenance and periodic performance checks.

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