As more and more people are finally realizing the importance of eco-consciousness for the well-being of our planet, steps are being taken towards the preservation of the precious resources that we have left. While some people are looking to make their living environments more energy-efficient, others are implementing these ideas into their entire lifestyles, from their shopping habits to eco-friendly tourism. That’s right – you can remain mindful of Mother Nature even during your travels, and here are the most important things you need to know about this topic.
Sustainability has become an essential aspect of homeownership, and it wasn’t always like that. In the past, though people certainly didn’t deliberately set up their homes in order to harm the environment, they weren’t exactly conscious about their environmental impacts, either.
Now, aside from overall appearance and location, having a sustainable home is perhaps the most important item on a homebuyer’s priority list. According to a 2017 survey, 84% of survey respondents said that living in a sustainable or green home “is important to them.”
Aside from recycling, composting, and simply not leaving electronics on and plugged in all week long, what can property owners actually do to achieve a more eco-friendly, cozy, and cost-effective home?
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If you’re passionate about the environment, it’s likely that you’ve looked for places in your life where you could reduce your waste. Whether you’re a business owner running a sustainable restaurant or you’re a stay-at-home parent looking to reduce waste, there are opportunities all around us to make the planet a little greener.
That’s what the zero-waste movement is all about—the idea of completely eliminating all of your waste and living an entirely sustainable life. It sounds lofty because it is, and it may not be feasible for everyone. Like all lifestyle changes, it won’t happen overnight. Making small changes here and there can make a significant difference.
Not sure where to start? These e-checklists from our friends at Self Lender offer sustainable swaps for products we use at home and when we’re out and about. Download them by clicking the links below:
Heat loss in the home can result in recurring high utility bills and that is something that no one wants! Running a household is stressful enough without losing money through heating the home only for it to be lost out through non-insulated areas. Furthermore, in an age where we need to be more conscious of our environment, not being energy efficient is irresponsible so it’s important to be educated about how we can instigate change, even on a small scale!
The guys from Senator Windows have put together this infographic below that details some interesting statistics related to heat loss; it explains where exactly the heat is lost throughout the property, it defines “r-value” and it also highlights a number of ways that heat loss issues can be tackled.
9 tips that cut down on a building’s energy consumption and the cost savings that can be achieved as a result.