Setting an example with an eco-friendly home — June 12, 2012
There are lots of different ways that you can set an example with your home when you are in control of its construction. It is really exciting to be in a position whereby you can set a precedent for future projects, especially when it comes to responsible building. If you can demonstrate the possibilities of eco-friendly construction and eco-friendly design then people may follow suit.
The fact is that an eco-friendly home is something to be really proud of and it is incredibly satisfying to know that you are doing your bit for the environment. This is why construction techniques like timber frame construction ought to be looked into. You should also look into ways that you can cut the energy expended in the entire construction process.
Then there are the modifications and techniques you can use to make sure that your home is as self-sufficient as possible, particularly in terms of energy. There are ways that you can heat your home cheaply and responsibly and there are even ways that you can generate electricity provided you have the resources and the right people on board to help you achieve your environmental goals.