Going Green Tips For Eco Friendly House Living
Jan06

Going Green Tips For Eco Friendly House Living

Who said that being eco-friendly means BIG expenditure and HUGE transformations in the way you live or function?  On the contrary, it is surprisingly easy and effortless to introduce GREEN elements in your daily life, provided you know how to do it right. Incorporate the changes gradually and within just 3 months, you can bring down the impact on the environment and feel good while saving money! Here below are some going green tips for eco-friendly house. Replace incandescent bulbs with CFLs: Compact fluorescent light bulbs can help you to save significant amounts of energy. So, switching to them makes complete sense. What’s more, incandescent bulbs are almost on the brink of being obsolete, so the sooner you change the better. Turn down water heater temperature: Ideally, keep the temperature of the water heater at 150°F or 50°C. For non-insulated heaters simply wraparound insulating blanket to conserve the heat generated. If you are using a gas-powered heater, make sure that your blanket doesn’t cover up the air vents and cause accidents. Get energy audits done: Both independent contractors and utility people can conduct an energy audit for you. This is a great way to identify points of maximum energy waste and the places where you need to toughen up the insulation. By following their suggestions who knows, you may even get discounts on the electricity bills. Adjust cooling/heating based on season: Ideally, you should invest in a programmable thermostat for the heating system in your home. It will turn down the heat when the house is vacant and at night time too. To complement your heating system, use shades for trapping heat inside the home during the winters and keep it out during summers. Turning off should be the byword in your houses: Everyone from children to adults should make it a point to switch off lights in the rooms when leaving. Similarly, turn off your appliances after use. By neglecting this, you are wasting energy, liberating carbon dioxide to the atmosphere, and increasing your utility bills. Also, only purchase appliances having an Energy Star rating. Say YES to use of power strips: Everybody in your family should use power strips. This is true for every gadget having a transformer box or a digital readout, such as DVDs, computers, iPods, TVs, adding machines, microwaves, coffee maker and phone chargers. Why not go for eco-friendly commute: Is your transportation pattern, leaving behind big carbon footprints? If different members of your family are, using separate vehicles to reach their destination you can try carpooling or avail public transport instead. For both recreation and work, if possible you can use a bicycle....

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Bangalore Real Estate Developers Veering Towards Eco-Friendly Homes
Nov11

Bangalore Real Estate Developers Veering Towards Eco-Friendly Homes

Sustainability and environment protection initiatives are gaining a strong foothold across the world, and even real estate developers are gradually finding business opportunities and value of green homes. According to World Green Council, property developers across 60 countries are shifting focus towards environment friendly houses, with more than 60% work to be green by 2015. In India, where resources are scarce and demand is sky-high, such concerns gain significant relevance. Eco-friendly real estate projects collating with natural sources of energy can go a long way in addressing the problem of depleting resources. Developing India in a cleaner, more efficient, and greener way by reducing pollution, utilizing few resources, preserving greenery and generating less waste is the best way to achieve healthy living environment and economic growth. Despite a surge in residential and commercial construction projects across the country, there is still untapped potential to combine energy concerns and natural resources with real estate. In fact, India has to come a long way to gain significant transformation to eco-friendly homes, though demand for green building is rapidly growing at recent times. Bangalore’s Green Revolution With an initiative towards environment protection and sustainability, property developers in Bangalore are fast veering towards environmentally friendly houses. According to the Indian Green Building Council (IGBC), there are 41 certified green buildings in the state of Karnataka, out of which 39 are in Bangalore, the Garden City. Bangalore’s real estate sector has joined the green revolution as more and more home buyers understand its importance. It is one of the first cities to wake up to green, eco-friendly, and sustainable architecture. Property developers are now giving more focus on offering consumers with a blend of healthy living and low operational costs. Green homes today are set to provide everything that is eco-friendly and has least impact on the environment. Such homes essentially optimize natural and energy resources, consume less water, generates lesser waste, and are built from natural and recyclable building materials. Some modern homes also feature green landscapes and solar panels to ensure efficient energy consumption and reduce carbon footprint. Typically, green homes are a challenge for property developers and designers as they cost 3-5% more than brick-and-concrete architecture. However, the alarming rate at which global warming is occurring and natural resources are getting depleted, the Bangalore real estate sector is transforming to green homes considering the long-term benefits. Growing Demand for Eco-Friendly Homes in Bangalore Rapid urbanization, deforestation, and pollution are increasing at a rapid pace, causing global warming and damaging environmental equilibrium. Today, more and more people are becoming conscious of the harmful impact of depleting natural resources, global warming and pollution....

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