GREEN HOMES – THE WAY AHEAD FOR ALL OF US
Posted on Feb 5, 2016 at 08:38 PM
Green homes are homes designed to be environmentally friendly and sustainable. Green homes don’t just cut down the wastage of water and energy but also conserve building material. Popular opinion is that green homes are expensive to build. Agreeably, they do dig extra deep into the pockets during the construction stage but in the long run, it saves a greater amount.
Here are 5 way we can go green without shelling out too much money.
SMALLER IS SMARTER
The smaller the home, the smaller the impact it will have on the environment. Bigger houses take up more energy for cooling and illuminating. Pick a home that is not unnecessarily large, pick a home that fits your bill and provides just the amount of space you need.
KEEP UP THE EFFICIENCY
Every appliance comes with Energy Star Ratings which show how efficiently the appliance consumes electricity. Pick electronics and appliances that do the same job but at a lower energy cost. Also, swap your CFL or Incandescent lighting with LEDs for greater efficiency as LEDs use lesser energy and also last longer.
KEEP IT COOL, INSIDE
Studies show that up to 50% of your energy cost comes from heating and cooling. One good way to make your temperature controlling energy efficient is by improving the insulation capability of your home. Fix air leaks around doors, windows and ducts and watch your electricity bill go on a crash diet.
GIVE YOUR HOME SOME BRAINS
Home automation has proved to be a good tool to curb energy wastage. Features like automatic lighting that turn on your lights when you enter the room and turn them off when you leave have been known to cut energy consumption by a great deal while at the same time, cutting down your work too.
REAP THE FRUIT OF NATURE
You’ve thought about this already, you’ve read about it already. Yes, we are talking about solar energy and rain water harvesting. If you cover your roof/outdoor shade with solar panels and add gutting that will collect rain water in one place for later use, you can effectively minimize your carbon and water footprints. The energy from solar panels can be used for outdoor lighting and also indoor, based on the amount of energy generated. Similarly, the water collected from rain can be used for gardening and cleaning purposes. What will be even better is if you and your neighbors can collectively build a community rain water harvesting system that will be able to collect water from a bigger area. Rainwater harvesting is the system of collecting and storing rainwater in reservoirs for later use. It is an integral part of all our projects at Nitesh Estates. While designing our landscape, we carefully hand-pick drought tolerant plants that naturally adapt to our surroundings without consuming liters of precious water. Our properties are equipped with Greywater Treatment Systems which help recycle water. We have Dual STP in Nitesh Virgin Island
In 2016, lets take a pledge to turn into a new, greener leaf and lead an ecofriendly lifestyle in the comfort of our green homes.