• GO GREEN

    HMH

    3 Building Considerations When Constructing An Eco-Friendly House

    Today, a house is so much more than just a roof over one's head. Many homes today run like offices, as well as communication and business centers. Modern innovations have a lot to do with such changes. But contrary to what many believe, embracing the modern does not necessarily mean that you have to do away with all things natural. There are actually so many contemporary styles that incorporate natural details because of people's need to go back to nature.

    construction work


    Eco-Friendly Housing

    Green is definitely becoming more mainstream because a lot of people want to have a hand in saving the world. Going green, however, does not necessarily mean that you have to buy a chunky and unfashionable house that's probably too costly for your budget. These days, there are so many elegant yet eco-friendly residences that are also quite affordable. Another important point is that by properly incorporating certain environmentally friendly designs, you will find that such modifications will pay for themselves in utility savings in the years to come.

    Building Considerations


    -->
    If you want an eco-friendly home, what features should you focus on? There are actually a number of aspects that you can concentrate on. Below are three suggestions.

    1. Choose Eco-friendly Wood

    Wood is a traditional material used in building houses and also business centers. It is timeless and elegant, and long-lasting especially if properly cared for. But the main issue with wood is that some come from sources that do not utilize environmentally friendly methods. For example, timber might be obtained through illegal logging, or wood might originate from places where sustainability is ignored. Such issues negatively impact the world as these deplete resources. So, if you want "green" wood, be sure to opt for sustainably harvested timber. You can also opt for FSC or wood that is certified by the Forest Stewardship Council and MDF or medium density fiber, which is wood made from compressed sawdust and resin. Recycled lumber is also available in many areas. Talk to your contractor about what alternatives are available in your area.

    wood house

    2. Opt for an Energy-Efficient Design

    When people imagine an energy-efficient house, what often comes to mind is a stark and chunky structure that has a roof glimmering with solar panels. Well, such buildings do exist, but you can plan a more elegant house. Also, energy-efficiency isn't solely about choosing solar energy. It's also about utilizing very economical heating and cooling systems, and appliances. It also pertains to designs that encourage energy savings. For instance, skylights look stylish but these also allow you to reduce energy use during daytime. Also, having more windows encourage ventilation, and creating a landscape with trees and vegetation will greatly help in protecting your home from extreme heat, which lessens your need for air conditioning.

    3. Save Water

    Fresh water is an essential resource that is depleting. It is scarce in many places too. For these reasons, you should incorporate eco-friendly designs that will allow you to conserve water. A few ideas are - having low-flow toilets to reduce waste and using barrels that will catch rain water. You can then use rain water for watering plants and cleaning.


    Claire Flint is a freelancer who has written hundreds of articles about home improvement and real estate. She wants to encourage people to learn and read more about their options before they go ahead and commit to buying a house.

    1 comment:

    1. Reclaimed materials are products that have been previously used in homes and have been recovered for recycling purposes. One of the best forms of reclaimed material is good quality wood like oak, cherry, maple, or mahogany. It can be used for kitchen floors, counter tops, walls and much more. By re-using these products, you are reducing the amount of wastage, the amount of trees that are cut down for construction purposes as well as saving money.

      ReplyDelete

    Categories

    air curtain Air Duct Architecture asbestos risk in Home Improvement works Atrium Attic Design Baby Home Bathroom Bedroom brick oven Calling a Electrician carpet carpet and flooring trends Carpet Cleaning Christmas Decorating Tips Christmas Special cushions Damp and Mould decorate your trees dehumidifier Dining room Dispose Trash DIY DIY Decor Ideas Nursery DIY drawer pulls DIY safety Doodle Decorating Door Electrical Appliances Electrician fairy garden Family and Personal Farmer sinks Fire pit Fireplace Flooring Furniture Garage Garden seating Gardening Green hardwood floors sun damage Healthy Home Improvement Home Decor Home Decor on Budget Home Improvement Home Improvement Infographic Home Investment Home Renovation Home Security home’s curb appeal House Painting Infographic Install Awnings Insurance Tips Interior Design Kitchen kitchen countertops Lantern LED lighting LED lights Lighting LOVE Maple Kitchen Cabinets mat spring floor Mesothelioma Mini Digger Mom's Review mould cleaners Move House Nursery pom poms Oak Flooring outdoor lights outdoor party lights Packaging Paper dot mobile Paving Pet Plant in pots Plumbing Press Release Prolectrix Soup Maker Protect hardwood flooring Real Estate remodel fireplace Roof Rugs Self Storage Snake a Drain solar lighting Solar Panel solve damp problems soundproofing Style your home Suspender curtains Swimming Pool throws Tile Twitter uk home improvements Useful Ventilation Warm in Winter Water System white washing brick Wholesale Bathroom Vanities Wooden Workbench

    Blogger Club Uk

    My Random Musings

    #16 in Top List Feedspot

    #16 in Top List Feedspot

    Handymanpoint's Top List

    Handymanpoint's Top List