Stainless Steel is The New Green! 6 Tips to Creating a Greener Home.
A green home doesn’t just mean recycling and printing less. In order for your home to be classified as “green” one must ensure efficient use of energy, and the building structure itself is must be eco-friendly, built from eco-friendly materials.
Here are a few tips to ensure that your lifestyle and your home reduce your carbon footprint.
1. Reduce, reuse, and recycle
Yes, you’ve heard it before, but this is because it is one of the most important green-living rules.
Create less waste by reducing the number of disposable items you use. Reuse what you can. Recycle what can’t be reused.
2. Use materials that last longer
The less often you need to replace something the less waste you create. Choose high quality aluminium door frames, or stainless steel balustrades instead of wooden materials that require regular maintenance and replacing. (And save a tree while you are at it!)
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3. Plant trees
There is no better way to give back to the world than to plant a tree now that future generations can enjoy. Choose indigenous plants that do not require too much water or damage building structures.
4. Save energy
Switch off you geyser during the day. Only boil as much water as you need. Install dimmer switches on your lighting. Run a full dishwasher, and don’t rinse before loading the dishwasher. Replace normal light bulbs with CFLs. All of these efficient habits will help you keep a green household.
5. Fix leaks
Fix any leaky taps, toilets, pipes, etc. and cut down on your water consumption.
6. Swap out the paper
Do you use paper towels in your kitchen to clean up small spills? Or do you perhaps use paper towels to dry your hands in the bathroom? All of these paper items can be replaced with cloths and regular towels (but you may keep the toilet paper).