I reckon that most of us have already visited our thermostats this week and bumped up the heating in our homes – it’s been quite chilly and it’s only going to get colder! Winter is the season during which our bank accounts are rendered as desolate as the weather, not just due to the expense of gift giving and Christmas festivities, but because of the increased electricity bill! Unfortunately it’s not just our energy bills that skyrocket, it’s our greenhouse gas emissions too, meaning that the warmer we are, the more we damage our natural environment. Continue reading
Renovating a property can be time, money and energy consuming. If when you are done with that, you don’t have some results that will compensate for the three, other than aesthetic, it is almost like you’ve wasted them. Green renovation is not just a fad that is trending this year and disappearing the following. It is an investment in the future, resulting in low bills and low carbon-footprint, so there are no reasons not to green up your home today. If you want to know more about what can you do to make your home more energy-efficient, here are a few tips.
Use Eco-Friendly Materials
First and foremost, when remodeling the house that should be energy-efficient in the future, it would be ironic to use materials that harm our planet. Reduce the impact of the construction on the environment by opting for materials such as recycled plastic, reclaimed wood, recycled glass, bamboo, linoleum and cork. As you see, the accent here is either on reusing old materials or using natural renewable materials. Continue reading