Striving to create a greener home environment is a great way to reduce not only your environmental footprint but to also reduce your monthly utility costs, thereby helping you save a lot of money in the long run. The following are a few tips for creating a green home environment:
- Install awnings – Strategically placed awnings can help you reduce the amount of energy you need to use. For example, during the summer awnings will help block out the sun’s heat, while in the winter the sunlight will hit your home at a steeper angle, which means low-angled light will be let in to heat your home.
- Add insulation – If you’ve added energy efficient windows, then the last thing you want is for heat to escape around the sides. Use fill-in foam insulation to help reduce the amount of heat that will escape around your windows.
- Use high quality materials – Not only should you use reclaimed materials, you should use materials that last so that you don’t have to waste money and materials replacing them.
These are just a few tips for creating a green home environment. Contact us at Trilogy Partners for more green home design advice.