4 Green Renovations for your Home

Louisiana is taking its renovations seriously when it comes to a greener life. In fact, U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design is at the head of the new green attitude. Not only has Louisiana focused on adopting green-building practices for education, such as the University of Louisiana, built to Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design standards, but it is said that further renovations for all buildings will be under this program’s guidance. Look for green renovations initiatives to spread across the country.

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Solar panels is not the only green renovation you can do for your home.

If you are inspired want to contribute to a greener lifestyle, then check out these green renovations you can make. 

Get a Compost Bin

One of the easier changes you can make your life a little greener is to incorporate a compost bin. Depending on how much space you have, you might want to opt for a small, inside compost bin. This would be great for a flat or an apartment that does not give you access to a garden.

For those who have an outside space, investing in a compost bin not only provides your garden with excess nutrients and cuts down on general waste, but it also allows wildlife to thrive by giving them a safe home to nestle in. 

Maintaining a compost bin is as easy as putting old carrot and potato peel in a pile and letting nature do the work. 

Choose A Low Flow Toilet 

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Water waste from regular toilets is significant. A flush can move 5-7 gallons of water in older conventional toilets! In fact, leaky toilets can cause a substantial amount of wastewater also – up to 2000 gallons of water per day.

So, if you are due a new toilet, consider opting for a low flow one. Or make sure to at least fix any leaks. You might think a small drip is insignificant, but they all add up. Plus fixing an existing fixture is good for your wallet and the environment. 

Utilize Solar Energy 

One of the obvious green renovations is solar panels. Long gone are the days where solar panels were just these strange square objects sitting on only a few roofs. Now they are extremely common, and many people know the benefits of what having them can bring to both the environment and the households. 

Investing in solar panels will allow you to have consistent renewable energy. This can be used for heating up water for a bath or a shower, powering a ceiling fan, heating a swimming pool, and even cooking. If you are interested in taking this step, contact Custom Solar and Leisure for more information. 

Upgrade Your Heating

Depending on what setup you have, you might find that your heating is not only costing you an expensive heating bill but might also not be great for the environment either. Old gas boilers can have an impact on the environment by air emissions, wastewater, and also solid waste too. When looking at HVAC options, you can aim for a safer and healthier alternative such as an electric combi-boiler, This will help both your finances and your greener mission.