Climate change. Carbon exhaust landfills never stop hearing about these burns on our planet, the planet we share. Although we cannot change the world alone, we can change our own little piece. How green is your home renovation?
Material plays important role
Even though toxins are slowly leaking into your home, no matter how honestly you live, shop and eat, all this laudable mentality is ignored. Paints and glues can contain harmful volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that become aerated when the liquid dries. These convulsions are associated with headaches, nausea, allergies and certain types of cancer. Read the label carefully, and insist on telling your interior designer or contractor. Use only zero-VOC or near-zero-VOC products.
Go for good wood
Although wood gets a bit of a bad press, it’s a much more ‘green’ option than plastic veneer than cheap particle board, which is a chuck-a-block full of dirty chemicals. In addition, most flat-packed or tight-knit furniture is not made for the past and is scheduled to landfill within a few years. Well-made wooden furniture, on the other hand, will last for decades. However, if you are using wood in your interior, make sure it is obtained by legal gardeners who practice sustainable forestry practices. Also, check the topcoat or varnish and make sure it has no VOCs. Consult a wood solid specialist at Wood Capital.
Try targeting passive design
How does your home cope? Does the morning sun wake you up and turn your home into a hothouse? Do you have a corner flat that catches the evening breeze? When installing blinds, sealing or enlarging windows, even when planning the division of rooms, think about the condition of your home. Protect it from direct heat with UV coatings on your windows and block-blinds and, if you have landed property, have an exciting position on your windows. If you are located on an elevated floor in front of the ocean, clear a straight path from your home to allow cool sea breezes. Work with nature, not against it.
Choose energy saving devices
Thanks to our efficient government, this part is much easier. Easy on the planet and in your pocket by choosing the three leave efficiency ratings developed and implemented by our National Environment Agency – just three refrigerators, air conditioners and clothes dryers. Save Save, Save Money – Don’t Like It?
Be Technology Friendly
Smart homes are green homes. If you can afford it in the short term, installing smart home systems will save you money in the long run. With built-in features that reduce energy dissipation and water wastage, such as sensors that turn off the lights when they find no motion inside the room, and smart valves on taps that detect leaks, Homes have the right meaning.
Make your home green literally
Putting technology aside, you can improve indoor air quality with the help of plants, without the help of electronic devices and guests. Framed indoor plants do double duty as decorative items and natural air purifiers. They absorb carbon dioxide and release oxygen, as opposed to oxygen-breathing humans. (Remember those biology lessons in high school?)