Millions of people are streaming into the eco-friendly living space by either making home improvements or building new homes that significantly improve their impact on the environment. The difficulty can be though that home improvements or a new build will cost a lot of money, which may make it an unfeasible solution in the short term.
There are also many people who cannot or do not want to own their own home for various reason. But this should not mean that reducing your impact on the environment is out of reach or should be postponed. Here are some of the main benefits you will enjoy by renting a home that was built with environmental sustainability in mind.
1 – Immediately Decrease Carbon Footprint
By moving into a home that is well insulated and offers the latest in energy efficient technology and building materials you will immediately reduce your CO2 impact on the environment. Rather than continuing to live in a home that increases your energy and water usage you can take steps immediately to reduce wasteful use of limited and precious resources.
2 – Immediate Improvement In Living Comfort
The reality is that your living comfort vastly improves when you live in a home that was built in an eco-friendly way. Firstly, you will have a living space which is insulated to a very high standard reducing thermal exchange between the inside and outside. Most people only think of the benefits this brings on cold winter days, where heat is retained much more efficiently.
But this is also a huge benefit in very hot climates where cool air form an AC unit will be much more effectively generated and retained within the living space. The effect of turning on heating or cooling equipment will also be almost immediately felt as you do not have the thermal interaction through ceilings, walls and windows.
3 – Reduce Energy Bills
Because of different construction materials and plumbing equipment you will see a significant reduction in energy and water bills. You will no longer be wasting lots of oil, gas or electricity to keep your apartment warm or cool, and many modern builds can result in less than half the standard energy use for temperature regulation.
Water usage will also significantly drop by having modern faucets, toilets, pipes and shower heads. By far the most water usage goes on toilets and showers and by having dual flush modes and smaller water cisterns you can decrease usage by vast amounts. The same is the case for shower heads, where modern technology will allow for high pressure with low water throughput.
4 – Better Understanding Of Eco Friendly Living
Another fantastic advantage is that you will get a full understanding of what it is like to live in an eco-friendly space. Comfort levels are much higher and you get first-hand experience using modern equipment and technologies. This can then prepare you for making your own plans for building or renovating a home you buy and implementing the things you most like and get the highest returns from.