Going green is more than a trend for LimeLite Development, it’s our company mantra. As many others begin to see a growing need for environmentally-friendly construction, we’d like to offer some suggestions on creating a greener, more sustainable tomorrow starting with your home.
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Starting with the basics, recycling materials is an easy and often affordable solution to implement into your home renovation/construction or daily routine. Recyclable items you can find around the house include: reclaimed wood, concrete, windows, framing, shingles, etc.
Taking this a step further, you can buy recycled materials from a variety of local stores; saving you money on your remodel.
Go Local Whether you are buying recycled materials or starting new, supporting your community by buying locally reduces emissions and transportation costs.
Conserve Energy There are many methods to conserving energy, ranging from simple tasks to more intrusive and expensive techniques. Adjusting the temperature on your thermostat by a few degrees in the summer and winter months can drastically affect your heating and cooling costs.
Other simple tasks include turning off lights in unused rooms, sealing windows and doors, and replacing light bulbs with energy efficient ones.
Although not directly a part of your home, switching to paperless mail can significantly reduce your impact on the environment. You can do this in two simple ways.
First, you can subscribe to online billing statements and opt out of receiving paper statements. Second, you can unsubscribe from commercial mail sources and stop receiving annoying paper wasting advertisements.
Save Water Reducing your water usage can be easy with a few upgrades to your home! In fact, switching to low-flow faucets, shower heads, and more efficient water-saving washing machines and dishwashers you may even save money on your water bill.
Have a lawn or garden? You can go a step further and reduce your water output by catching wasted sink and shower water to water your plants.
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