Minimizing Materials for a Greener, Cleaner Home


| 8/19/2013 9:23:00 AM


Tags: green homes, sustainable living, green living, renewable energy, Rachel Matthews,

The last few years have seen many in both domestic and industrial sectors “deviate” to green practices. Thanks to better financing strategies, green homes are now cost-effective, leading to a surge in affordable, sustainable homes. There’s a possibility that the sustainable model of living can be considered as a standard in the coming decade or so. At least, there’s a decent trend to show from social and economic impact of green homes.

Opting for green practices in your home can serve as an initial step toward a cost-effective transformation. Recent surveys of some California residences indicate that green homes can cut down energy costs by a remarkable 40 to 50 percent. Even some Colorado residents have fused design and eco-friendliness in their homes.

Following are some basic tips for achieving the goal of a greener, cleaner home:

Maximizing use of space

The idea of space utilization is directly linked with green practices in the sense that it’s possible to minimize the items in your home. You may be piling up items that may not have any active part of your lives, but are kept for the sake of memorabilia or nostalgia. This can then be used constructively to save energy consumption in your residence.

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Green energy practices

One of the most important agendas on the green living list is the notion of green energy. While solar panels are still not within the reach of general population, it’s possible to consume less energy. On one hand, you would be reducing the load on the environment while on the other, your bills would go down. For example, you can live without having a long bath or occasionally washing your car.




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