Being green makes a great idea for both our health and environment. People say it is expensive. However, we can build our green home on a budget too. Here are several tips to do it.
#1. Choose the Right Location
We will need a neighbourhood with good access in and out, near to public amenities and transits, so we do not waste time and energy to reach anywhere.
#2. Create Good Design
Yes, this can use a lot of money. However, this makes the fundamental. Good design serves forever on the building. Adding our own ideas will help to reduce.
#3. Effective Air Sealing
We will need professional to do this. It allows us to be free of the need on continuous use of air conditioner system and others. This is one of the keys to green home.
#4. Thermal Bridging and Insulation
We will need thermal barrier around the entire parts of the house with continuous work. It cannot be separated from the sealing option once we have it.
#5. Make Enough Ventilation
It allows us to get fresh air all the time, and it also reduces our need on air conditioner. Plus, it is a lot healthier and cheaper than other solution.
#6. Doors and Windows
We should browse on several options of doors and windows so we can gain enough heat, block enough cold, give enough ventilation, and so on. They complete the air system.
#7. Efficient Use of Mechanical
There are many options for this now. We can try to reduce the use of so many other appliances, and make it efficient by empowering our walls and other parts of the house.
#8. Make Water Conservation
This is also an important detail. It is not only we learn to use water efficiently but we make the home to waste less water every day.
#9. Mind the Appliances
We will still need many appliances. To be green, we can try to find and use only ones with smaller size and with energy efficient grade. They label it on store.
#10. Better Paint and Finishes
The best solution will be one that releases less gas inside the house. There are many options for this, and colour choices are so many.
Building our own green home is not as hard as we thought. We still need professional for the structure, but this part, we can do it alone and it helps a lot as well.