When you create a eco-friendly green home design,
you are helping to preserve the Earth’s natural
resources. In addition, you are helping to eliminate
greenhouse gases, the major contributor to climate
change. Besides improving the health of the planet,
you can enjoy savings on your energy bills. This can
be done by applying some of the ideas described in this website.
Design is a very important consideration in creating
an eco-friendly home. For example, taking advantage
of abundant natural light by the use of windows,
skylights and clerestories can have multiple
benefits, such as reducing electricity bills,
production of greenhouse gases and creating a
healthier home environment.
Eco-friendly homes designs use non-toxic building
materials. Sustainable woods such as bamboo are an
excellent choice for use throughout the home and
furnishings. The use of recycled or salvaged
materials are central to the credo of green living.
An eco-friendly home may generate most or all of
their own electricity, through the use of solar
panels, wind turbines, or geothermal power where
available. It will also use energy efficient
appliances and lighting to ensure that energy
demands are reduced.
The choice of plants in the backyard is important
too. In dry climates, planting drought-resistant
grass and plants will help reduce water consumption.