The effects of climate change are becoming ever more apparent, it’s imperative than ever to lessen the carbon footprint of our homes and lives and to live more sustainably. According to a recent Pew Research Center survey, 75% of Americans are concerned about the environment. This study found that just one in five Americans adopt positive lifestyle choices to lower their impact on the environment.
Every one of us has the ability to do our bit to preserve and safeguard the planet’s ecosystem for future generations. We should be mindful of how we use our energy sources and lessen the environmental impact of our actions. It is especially important to take into consideration the environment in which people live and rest.
No matter whether you’re just beginning to adopt a sustainable life style or want at reducing your carbon footprint further, a modern sustainability at home checklist is a great way to aid. Follow this for an extensive guide to making your home more sustainable!
1. Smart Windows
Intelligent windows will help decrease your energy use and also reduce environmental impacts. It is the U.S. Department of Energy declares that the loss of heat through windows contributes to between 30 and 40% of the homes heating and cooling energy consumption.
Smart windows are energy efficient not only because they reduce energy loss in winter months and decrease solar heat gain during the summer, but also due to the nature of the technology behind them. Smart windows have many automatized functions that control temperatures and light levels to improve energy efficiency. By eliminating the need for manual adjustment of window treatments intelligent windows could help a home reduce use of energy.
Furthermore, installing smart windows isn’t just an environmentally-friendly decision; it’s also a great way to add value to a home. These windows are safe features, such as locks that can operate remotely which add elegance and security.