Building eco- friendly homes can enable us to do our part for our planet.
The basic necessities of human beings are food, shelter, and water. The Earth provides us with food and water, but we are at our leisure to create a shelter. We can use anything from a cave to a lavish mansion for a shelter. Sure we would all love to have a luxurious mansion to call home, but not all of us can afford one. They’re pretty wasteful anyway, so let’s go green when we build our shelter.
Why go eco-friendly when building your dream home?
Sure eco- friendly materials are expensive, but they pay off in the long run. We can cut down our monthly bills a little bit, and save some cash for rainy days. We can finally take those trips we dreamt about or save some for our children’s college fund. We’ll be able to reduce our carbon footprint on the Earth and be good citizens of this planet. We can set an example to our family and friends by building eco- friendly homes. “Cousin Sue saved $10,000 last year just by going eco- friendly! Let’s try it out to see how much we can save on our monthly expenses.” Let’s all be like Cousin Sue when building or purchasing our dream home!
How can you go eco-friendly when building your dream home?
- Purchase quality windows and doors. This will take a lot of stress off your cooling and heating systems. They wouldn’t have to work as hard to keep your home cool or warm. Remember the readings on the thermostat? Set: 74 Inside Temp: 80. If you spend a bit more money on quality windows and doors, that 74 will start feeling like 74 instead of 80.
- Insulation is very important to keep your home cool or warm. Poorly insulated homes could have you surpassing your monthly budget. You’ll be using more energy, which isn’t good for the environment.
- Use special tap fixtures in the kitchen and bathrooms, this way you won’t be wasting water. Electronic faucets are ideal for water conservation. They allow water to flow only when necessary unlike manual faucets.
- Purchase dual flush toilets to conserve more water. They come with two options for flushing. One for liquid waste and another for solid waste. You only use .8 gallons of water for liquid waste per flush, and 1.6 gallons of water for solid waste per flush.
- Lighting fixtures also consume a lot of energy. Use fixtures that are eco-friendly to conserve energy consumption. If possible try to use natural light to your advantage when you build your home. You can implement skylight designs into your homes to cut down on the amount of light fixtures you require.
- Consider purchasing solar panels. They may cost a lot up front, but you’ll save a lot by using solar energy to power your home. This is beneficial to you, and the environment. I guess you can say that solar powered homes have benefitted from global warming?
- Use recycled materials within your home. Things such as rubber roofing created from recycled rubber products could save you a lot of money. Recycled products are very trendy, and they will surely add a hint of hip to your home.
A small note from us:
We hope that you keep some of these tips in mind when you finally make the big decision on building your own home or even when you’re buying a new home. Our planet is just as much of a home to us! So, let’s preserve our environment and planet from human- induced perils. We need it sustain our future generations. We’d be happy to provide a rental dumpster if you decide to upgrade your home. We’ll haul it off for you!