February 17, 2013
The process of designing a new house to build is a great time for one to incorporate some sustainable and green design elements in to the project so that the house will be one that is energy efficient and better for you and the environment. This is done through the use of various methods and means, and plenty of options exist for you to build green and save money in the long run.
One option is to make sure the house is angled properly so that the home is heated naturally by sunlight. This is also a way to use natural day lighting which can illuminate portions of the home so that lights do not always need to be turned on. These two steps alone will allow you to save on energy costs and have a cleaner, greener house. Solar panels are yet another option to help with energy costs and efficiency measures.
You can also use recycled materials in the home as they are better for the environment, tend to have little to no chemical additives and are less costly when compared to highly processed materials. This brings yet another natural element in your home and also has a lower total cost associated with them.