By taking an interest in pursuing a home that helps and respects the environment, you are already taking part in the fight against environmental degradation.
But how do you go about building a green home? As advocates for the use of renewable energy in Hallandale Beach, Florida, we at Azurge say that the key to building a truly green home is designing it to be built exactly in that way.
So how do you make sure of this? Here is a quick checklist covering everything you need to consider:
Choose a location that is near or is accessible to public transport. Of course, this also means you must choose to use public transport instead of your own private vehicles to cut your emissions down.
Insulate your home to reduce heating costs in the winter as well as air conditioning costs in the summer.
- Ecologically friendly materials
Choose eco-friendly materials to build your home. This way, you can keep your family safe from harmful chemicals and improve your indoor air quality.
- Energy efficiency
Place windows in a way that allows more natural light into your home. You should also choose household appliances that use low power consumption such as those that require a solar battery and/or use solar energy in Florida or wherever you are.
- Water efficiency
Design your home in a way that makes collecting rainwater efficient. Also make sure to choose appliances that use less water such as low-flow water-efficient showerheads, automatic shut-off nozzles, showers that use a timer, etc.