WHAT MAKES A HOUSE “ECO-FRIENDLY” ? Isaac Deonarine Lara Hirschberg Anna S. Holmes Tia Hope Tina Shen Allysia Thomas Mary Yeboah Bryanna Young
WHY SHOULD I “GO GREEN” ? The truth is that everything single thing we do every day has an impact on the planet -- good or bad. The good news is that as an individual, you have the power to control most of your choices and, therefore, the impact you create. From where you live to what you buy or eat, and use to light your home to where and how you vacation, to how you shop or vote, you can have global impact. Embracing a greener lifestyle isnt just about helping to preserve equatorial rain forests, it can also mean improving your health, reduce spending (especially in the long term), and, ultimately, improving your overall quality of life. All that and you can save furry animals, too. Why wouldnt anyone want to green?
THROUGHOUT THIS YEAR WE’VE SEEN PLENTYOF DIAGRAMS OF WHAT “GREEN” HOUSELOOKS LIKE.
ATTRIBUTES OF AN ECO-FRIENDLY HOME Composter Recycling Bins Solar Panels Bike Electric Car Vegetable Garden Loft Insulation Water Storage Tank Shower (instead of a bath) Composting Toilet Energy Efficient Appliances
TO GET EVEN FANCIER…An Eco-Friendly House May Include: Ground Source Heat Pump Air Source Heat Pump Energy Efficient Condensing Boiler Rain Water Collection Heat Recycling Ventilation Multi-fuel Burning Stove Triple Glazed Solar Windows Wind Turbine Under-floor Heating Combined Heat and Power Unit