April 25th, 2013
Green homes are merely an extension of your inclination to be closer to natural alternatives. The buzzword in today's lifestyle and living circles is using the most economical and practical solutions that make frugal living within your budget in the most eco friendly way. With industrialization and population booms, we are getting further away from the way this world was created. Green homes are an easy way to bring nature back into your life and make your lifestyle simpler and finer.
Recycling and eco home solutions are definitely helping in creating green homes, but your own innovative ideas and creative energy saving projects can go a long way in making your income last an extra mile.
Green homes are all about using energy conservation ideas like solar heating and cooling, user solar insulation for cooking, changing your electric bulbs to CFLs, using hydro power to drive your water pumps, etc. Lesser dependence on fossil fuels and electricity in green homes helps reduce bills and payments to service providers for repairs and fittings. Increasing pollution and the harmful green house effects had already triggered off awareness about conserving renewable resources and green homes takes this campaign into the living environments of the common man. There are many more energy options available these days that can help in the creation and upkeep of green homes and day to day living.
There are many little steps that can go a long way in reducing landfill wastes, cleaning the air and reducing waste. We should use our imagination and creative instincts in home decoration and improvement, cooking methods, gardening tricks, kitchen layouts and cooking modes that help green homes get the desired results as far as cost reduction and energy renewal and conservation is concerned.
April 19th, 2013
The people of Scotland will be able to visit two green homes in Brae on 3rd march, Saturday and get insights about the functioning of domestic renewable energy. The owners of these properties, namely, Jim Dickson and Phil Ross have welcomed people at their green homes to understand the efficiency of heat pumps, wind turbines as well as hot water panels.
This event is planned with the help of organizations named Shetland Renewable Energy Forum and Energy Saving Scotland which will offer an opportunity to advisors so that they can answer all the queries related to technical problems.
Steven Coutts, who is one of the authorities at Energy Saving Scotland, said that the properties owned by Jim Dickson and Phil Ross were a part of their network named 'Green Homes'.
Steven Coutts said that "This is a perfect way to research about the working of renewable systems of green homes and know about unique ideas which will help people with building such green homes in future."
These homes are located close to Brae Boating Club. Jim Dickson's house is has a wind turbine outside the house while Phil Ross' home is located on the main road up the Greenhouls Park which holds a 'cul-de-sac' sign.
April 11th, 2013
Natural homes are becoming more and more popular for households to consider as a new way of living. Being eco-friendly, there are also benefits economically for households. Family households can expect to save more on their electricity bill than ever by simply adding more aspects found in natural homes. There are also many affordable choices to build your new eco home the natural way as well.
Blu Homes is a Massachusetts based startup that is taking a novel approach to building a green home. The company specializes in building prefab green houses which actually fold up in the factory for easy shipping. These are then unfolded at the construction site and can be bolted onto a foundation in a single day. The goal of the company is to mass produce their environmentally friendly designs like Toyota cranks out Priuses.
By doing so they hope to eliminate much of the hassle and cost associated with custom sustainable home building. While the idea of prefabricated and modular homes dates back to the advent of doublewides, these designs have become increasingly upscale over the years a top architectural firms saw that the market demand was high for beautiful and energy efficient prefabricated structures.