We commend you on any initiatives you wish to take, in order to lead a more sustainable life. However, at Greenhouse Policy Coalition we understand building your ecofriendly house isn’t a small project and everybody could use some advice.
Thus, we tell you the things you should keep in mind when deciding to pursue such a task.
Keep Harmony with your Surroundings
No matter how isolated you might want to be, your surroundings will always include ecosystems. And if you’re not interested in isolation, you will also be a part of a new community.
Focus on avoiding the disruption of the activities taking place in the area you wish to build in. A little research would suffice to achieve this small goal.
Take Advantage of Renewable Resources
Make sure you implement systems that take advantage of any renewable resources around you. Include the use of natural light in your design, as well as gathering and using rainwater. Additionally, you should set your house up with good insulation aimed at keeping the heat inside when needed.
Be Mindful of Materials
Make sure the materials you use are appropriate for achieving the purpose required. Along with this, avoid materials that are toxic, or not really from sustainable sources. Finally, consider the aesthetics these materials will provide to enhance the experience at your home.
Reduce, Reuse and Recycle
A crucial part of building an eco-friendly home is keeping in mind the minimization of any waste you might generate. Reduce by trying to avoid overstocking supplies. Also, ensure you have systems in place to reuse any waste, such as compost to take advantage of organic waste. Finally, there are some systems to recycle the water you use at home. Building an eco-friendly home is about living in harmony with your surroundings. You should always keep in mind the materials you use to build your design, and complement it with systems that enable the use of renewable resources while reducing, reusing and recycling.