With Earth Day approaching, many people are asking how they can make a difference when it comes to their effect on the environment — especially if they’re planning a home renovation.
According to a recent report, the typical U.S. household’s
carbon footprint is over five times the global average. Food, housing,
transportation, apparel and other personal services are included in this
household consumption statistic.
There are plenty of ways you can change your behavior to be
suitable for a more sustainable lifestyle. Energy consumption, water usage and
the types of materials used are all areas of home living of which you can be
So, the next time you’re undergoing a home renovation, consider some of these green
alternatives to ensure you’re doing your part to be environmentally friendly!
Financing Your Efforts
Since housing is one of the main factors influencing your
carbon footprint, choosing green home renovations is a good place to start to reduce your
However, the high cost of these renos prevents many people
from moving forward with them. Fortunately,