Building an Eco-friendly House

Tomorrow’s houses will need to adapt to our eco-friendly way of living. All industries have taken a “green” turn, and the housing sector will do the same, in the years to come. It has already started with the choice of aluminium windows and doors, which are much more efficient in terms of energy saving. But there are various ways to build a more eco-friendly house. Here are a few of them.

Using Eco-friendly Materials

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In the future, houses will be built using mostly eco-friendly materials. Therefore, it is not only important to choose them for your enjoyment, but also because they will add to the value of your house if you decide to sell it in a few years. There are two materials that are considered at the top of the chart, when it comes to being environmentally friendly: Recycled steel and aluminium.

Steel is an important part of the infrastructure of a house. If you decide to use recycled one, you will save a lot of energy. That is because it is needed in the production of steel, at many different levels, which are: Mining, forges, heating, shaping, and the final transport to the location.

As for aluminium, it is proven to be one of the most durable materials in the world. It can be recycled as many times as desired. That is why 75% of the aluminium that has been placed on the market through the years, is still being used today. Changing to Aluprof – aluminium windows and doors, will also make a great difference in terms of energy saving, which is also important for a house to be considered eco-friendly.

Using the Right Energy

Electricity is certainly clean energy. However, it is quite expensive when you consume lots of it. That is why it is important to install items that will help you save on your monthly bill, but also help the environment by consuming less. Simple things such as timers for lights, placing a jacket on the water heater or changing light bulbs for eco-friendlier ones, will help in both cases. But there are energies which are even more environmentally friendly.

Moving to solar energy, at least partially, is a great move to make a house more eco-friendly. This field has changed a lot since it was first launched. Before, you had to place large solar panels on a great portion of the roof, and even some on the land, just to get a little bit of juice (energy). But today, small solar roof shingles exist, that can be fitted into any roof tiles, and customized at will. It will still do the same job that the large solar panels did.

Choose Eco-modular or Prefabricated Homes

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Don’t mistake them for mobile homes. They are just like any other house on the market. The difference is that they are pre-fabricated inside a factory and then brought on site. The builder prepares one room after another, and then brings it to the location, before placing them all together. It is proven that using eco-modular and prefabricated homes will save between 30 to 38% in carbon emissions compared to building a home on-site.

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Hi! I'm Simone, a citizen of Britain, where I live for over a decade, and of Brazil, where I was born. Midlands Traveller is where I combine my passion for travelling, business and an Eco-friendly lifestyle.

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