Having a “green” home is something we are hearing more about as time progresses. Green homes better support the environment and use energy efficiently. It is important for us to consider how our homes are consuming energy, because it has a direct effect on our environment. Having a green home also tends to mean saving money when it comes to energy costs.
When building a home from scratch, it is easier to plan to have the home built in such a way that it supports and works with the environment, considering factors such as climate, wind patterns, and positioning of the home in regard to the sun. In areas where most of the land is developed, we are not able to start from scratch, so we can work with what we have through making alterations and adaptations. Below you will find information on how an existing home or building can be altered to use energy more efficiently, and therefore better support the environment.
One common way to transform a building to make it more “green,” would be to lessen the use of traditional energy sources such as coal and gas, and introduce more renewable energy sources to fuel your home such as wind, sun, and water. To learn in more detail about how to incorporate these renewable energy sources into your home or business, click here!
Stay tuned for more tips on how to make buildings more “green.”
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