Improve the quality of your life by investing in eco-friendly designs for your property. It doesn’t need to be a huge expense. You just need to invest in the right technology and equipment that will enhance the eco-friendliness of your property whilst helping you save money. Here are some ways you can accomplish this.
Aim to have solar energy supplying the building
Investing in solar panels can be a great way to minimize the amount of electricity consumed from your local power grid. If your local energy provider produces energy from renewable sources, then you won’t be contributing towards carbon emissions. However, most energy suppliers generate power by burning fossil fuels such as coal and oil. If this is the case, then find out if your building can be equipped with enough solar panels to generate enough energy to power your property.
In most Australian states, you will still need to be connected to the power grid, however the energy that your property generates can be sold back to the grid.
Install energy efficient lights
Having energy-efficient lights like LEDs installed in your home or business premises will make a big difference to your overall energy consumption. Compared to incandescent lighting, LEDs consume up to 90% less energy and can reduce your overall energy bill by 60%. Furthermore, LEDs will improve the distribution and quality of light within your home.
Consider investing in a solar passive building design
These concepts are still fairly new, but architects can design your home in a way so that solar heat and electrical energy power the property. Over the long-term, energy consumption will be low and you will also save money on energy bills.
Invest in recycled or sustainable furniture
There are several second-hand furniture items that are disposed to landfill centres every year. Much of the furniture can still be reused. Rather than buy something completely new, see if you can collect used items that are destined for landfill. Alternatively, you can purchase used furniture from charity stores like St. Vincent De Paul or from sites like Gumtree or eBay.
What are the benefits?
Homeowners and business owners that have successfully implemented these have reduced their overall energy bill dramatically. In some cases, they are actually in credit to their electrical companies who have to pay them for the additional energy that they have supplied to the market.
If you would like to find out more, get in touch with an expert from Savewise today.