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Cheat Code For Designing Your Home In An Eco-Friendly Manner

Remodeling your home? Concerned about health issues? Concerned about the air you’re breathing? Looking for ways to revitalize your mind and body from a tough day? An eco-friendly does more than our eyes can see. Modern house designs offer more than they bargain with their eco-friendly designs. It can’t be stressed enough the importance of sustainable homes in our modern times. Here are FOUR SIMPLE WAYS, out of gazillion, you could do to make your home eco-friendly:

1) Replacing Bulbs

Electricity consumption is reduced significantly by simply replacing incandescent light bulbs with CFL (Compact Fluorescent Lamps) or LED (Light-Emitting Diodes) bulbs. For instance, one can save upto 66% in energy consumption while reducing 400 pounds worth of greenhouse gas emissions by simply trading in 1 CFL bulb instead of the regular incandescent bulbs. CFL bulbs cost less when compared with LED’s, however LED’s last longer than CFL bulbs.

2) Conserve Water

Many fall short of wisdom when it comes to conserving water. Now, it may not be true for you, but you will find at least one person around you who either keeps the water running while brushing their teeth, shaving or washing dishes. These practices need to stopped with reasoning. To put things into perspective, a tap that drips once a second wastes 1 lakh liters (27000 gallons) of water annually. Conserving water only feeds into the sustainability of the environment. Furthermore, one can form habits of watering plants during the least water absorption time of the day, either early morning or late evening.

3) Go Green

If you feel you are unable to lower the greenhouse gas emissions, carbon footprint and don’t have the time to be bothered to go into specifics, but feel something needs to be done, then simply plant indoor and outdoor trees. Taking care of plants is not time-consuming, easy to maintain and provides with abundant of freshness for the mind and body. These steps automatically put you on the path of reducing greenhouse gases and lower carbon footprint, by simply watering them on daily basis and placing them at places where they receive enough sunlight.

4) The 3 R’s (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle)

It is quite essential to make habits which involve using excess of industrial goods. For instance, reduce the amount of trash going into landfills by developing practices which make trash earth-friendly compost and recyclable material. Reusing not only saves the environment, but money as well. Further, recycling items, such as electronics, helps us not turn a blind eye to the destruction we endeavor on mother nature from human activities.

Eco-friendly is not a rule, or law, it is a lifestyle. A lifestyle that promises to preserve, conserve and sustain good health of mother nature for our generation and many to come. Do your bit for a better tomorrow!

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