February 25, 2013
You can learn to put nature to use in your own home when you take the time to design your home properly. This is a way in which you can use the benefits that nature brings and help to curb your usage of energy, electricity and water.
One option is to install a rain catcher so that you can gather rain water at all times for use in your garden, watering plants indoors or for washing vehicles. This places less of a strain on natural water resources.
You can also use the power of the sun to heat, illuminate and even cool your home. Solar panels can be installed to generate electricity that can power appliances, lights and even heating and cooling systems. You can also take the power of the sun one step further and use the warmth of the sun to naturally heat your home by opening windows that receive direct sunlight and closing blinds in areas where you want to keep that heat out.
Trees can provide shade and cool down portions of your home, living in an area that is prone to wind can allow you to use windmills for energy creation and even the angle of your home can be designed in a way where you naturally have the most sunlight heating and lighting your home so you can reduce you energy consumption.