Whether you are building new or simply want to make your current home green, let these tips work for you:
Green homes use natural resources by incorporating:
Rapidly renewable materials such as bamboo, wheatgrass, cork and strawboard.
Durable products made from recycled plastic jugs for decking, sills and siding.
Green homes typically save money on operating costs by using:
Green homes and landscaping can impact climate change.
Install native and adaptive plants in landscaped areas and minimized or no lawn to conserver water and reduce need for fertilizer
Use porous paving in driveways and walkways to allow rainwater to seep into the ground.
Use cisterns and rain gardens to reduce storm water runoff.
Green homes overall provide healthier environments through use of products that reduce toxins:
Low- or no-VOC (volatile organic compounds) paints, finishes and adhesives
Improved ventilation that adds indoor air quality benefits