Most people undertake home renovation projects in order to make their space more functional or to create more space somehow. What some of them fail to recognise is the opportunity to make the house much more energy-efficient through renovation, thus making the investment even more sensible and worthwhile.
Luckily, today we are able to hear and read a lot about how we can kill two birds with one stone, i.e. make the space both more liveable and environment-friendly. Here are just some of many ideas that can help you start thinking in this direction if you haven’t already considered the option of improving your home even more.
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This infographic provided by Half Price contains some eye-opening information about which nations rank highest for energy efficiency. For instance, did you know that the USA doesn’t even make the top 10? It ranks the energy efficiency of each country on the list for categories such as industry, construction and transportation.
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LEED, or Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design, is a green building certification program. From sustainable site development to indoor environmental quality—LEED focuses on building practices that support areas of human and environmental health. There are more than 68,000 LEED commercial projects in the United States and LEED certified buildings exist in more than 150 countries and territories and 6 continents.
Green buildings save money, have a positive influence on the health of occupants, and promote renewable clean energy. They also improve rental rates to 20% above average and increase selling prices.
Learn more about LEED certification and it’s benefits in detail here
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Recent research, presented at the National Astronomy Meeting, suggests that the northern hemisphere could be plunged into a mini ice age within the next ten years. This would lead to those currently living in temperate climes (like the UK and USA) enduring colder and harsher temperatures than they are prepared for. If this comes to pass you will want to be as self-reliant as possible in terms of heat, energy and food. While the mini ice age may prove to be a lot of hot air; these methods can still be used to save you money, help the environment and keep you healthy.
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Did you know that the world’s cities account for 60- 80% of global greenhouse gasses emissions? Or that cities consume 75% of all natural resources? This infographic showcases the world’s most energy efficient cities, which are working to reduce their impact on the environment. From the hydrogen fuelled buses of Reykjavik (which emit only water!) to the waste powered bio-methane fuelled heating of Oslo, discover the cities that are working to reduce their carbon footprint.
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