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Last updated on: February 7th, 2020
With the “Go-Green” campaigns going around the globe, you shouldn’t find it weird if you find yourself considering joining the movement, with your new construction/renovation project. And if the only thing holding you back is the uncertainty of what materials to use and leave out, then you don’t have to worry as today’s post is meant for you.
Thinking of constructing a large home? Then it’s time to reevaluate your choice.
For instance, an enormous house would likely take up a lot of energy to heat/cool, which will be more damaging environmentally as compared to the benefits of a small eco-friendly built house.
Go for the Energy Saving Labels
When purchasing equipment for your home, look out for an energy star label that indicates as to whether its energy efficient or not? You can find most of these labels on products that pass the environmental protection inspection standards in your location.
The appliances offer high-quality services at an affordable price, so you don’t have to worry about sabotaging performance.
Bamboo; a Sustainable Building Material
Bamboo is a sturdy material whose use can be traced back to the stone age era.
The material makes part of the most sourced environmental friendly treasure, whose multi-functionality gives homeowners a lot of flexibility.
With it, you can find quality flooring materials, sturdy and classic pieces of furniture and sleek fixtures such as tubs and sinks.
The good thing about this material is the fact that’s very simple to maintain and is naturally durable.
The material is also accessible and doesn’t cost much to grow as it doesn’t require any form of pesticide treatment.
Solar Panels Installation
The fast emerging of solar panels in the global market leaves no excuse for homeowners to continue with their careless energy consumption habits.
Solar energy is a reliable source of renewable energy that would help run your home without hick-ups.
Yes, you will have to spend a lot to get efficient solar panels, but the long-term benefits are enriching.
First, you will completely forget about the pinch of monthly energy consumption bills, and second, you can proudly brag about making your contribution towards making the world a better place.
You, however, have to master the right way to fix the panels to collect sufficient energy.
Some governments also reward its citizens for going green.
What else can you ask for?
Save that Drop of Water!
Have you ever thought for a minute of what the world would be like without water?
Water literally what runs the world.
Therefore, there is no better obligation than you owe the environment than ensuring you well-utilize the much treasurable resource.
The best choice you can ever make in your construction is going for water saving accessories.
Also, don’t forget to include the rainwater harvesting system installation plan in your green home project.
You would appreciate the various uses of such water around your home.
You can also invest in dishwashers and washing machines that would perform bulky functions at once, thus saving you water and energy.
Think of Eco-Friendly Lighting
Making use of LED and CFL lighting options might seem expensive at the beginning but very economical in the long run.
The reason for this is because these types of lighting not only consume very little energy but are also long-lasting as compared to the standard incandescent bulbs.
They also help you save in the long run and would make worthy additions to your green home.
Pay Attention to Landscaping
Having a lot of shades around your home would offer you significant merits throughout the year.
For example, your house will receive sufficient protection from the scorching sun during summer that would work to destroy the lifespan of your roofing and other sensitive building materials.
Your home will also remain naturally more relaxed.
Also, during winter, the shady landscape would direct rays of more sunlight to your windows.
Embrace Geothermal Energy
This type of energy emerges from the earth to offer your home long-term and quality services.
However, you will have to invest a lot at the beginning.
With geothermal energy, you can be sure to receive sufficient unlimited power to help in the heating and cooling functions in the house.
Invest in a Programmable Thermostat
Most homeowners would agree that the most amount of energy that accounts for their monthly bills emerge are concerning the cooling and heating functions.
Therefore, taking a step to invest in a programmable thermostat would go a long way into ensuring your home’s HVAC system goes on and off at set temperatures.
Don’t forget to cross-examine your HVAC system to ensure it’s also energy efficient.
If possible buy one that’s customized for your home needs, as this will help save both energy and money.
Professional installation is critical to keep leakages at the minimal.
Make Recycling Your New Term
When you can use the already available ones, avoid the rush of purchasing new stuff as much as possible.
Only get rid of environmentally unfit accessories and make use of old materials such as those made of wood, in the reconstruction procedure.
Some stuff such as wooden floors, chairs, windows, and doors take ages to spoil and would give a new glam with a touch of paint.
You can also use broken glasses, plastic, and tiles as part of your exterior and interior décor.
Now that you know the benefits of going green, why not try sharing it with your neighbors.
Having a close-knit eco-friendly aware neighborhood would go a long way in sustaining your efforts.
You would also learn from each other about discoveries and explore together on new collective green projects.
Remember it takes more than one to achieve global sustainability!