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How to Create a More Sustainable and Green Home

Updated on June 18, 2013

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Make your home a green home

In today’s world, we have become increasingly aware of the effects that our actions have on the health of the planet. That’s why more and more advances have been made when it comes to creating green homes through sustainable architecture, Energy Star products and other creative methods. These types of technology are often priced in the same range as many other types of home building methods, but even a slight increase in price usually pays for itself many times over. That’s because sustainable architecture, Energy Star products and green home techniques significantly reduce the amount of energy consumed by those who reside in the home. That means that green home residents pay much less in energy bills than owners of a traditional home, the savings of which really does add up over the course of a few years.

The great thing about making efforts to create a green home or to work with sustainable architecture is that there are several types of systems in place to reward those who go the extra mile to protect the environment. One example of this is the energy rebates which are often offered to those who make efforts to make their home more of a green home by using sustainable architecture or by buying Energy Star products. In addition to great energy rebates offered for these things, there are even some tax deductions or other types of loans and financial assistance which may be available for those who are committed to creating a green home that has less of an impact on energy use.

If you are buying a home or renovating your current residence, consider looking into the many options for sustainable architecture and green home living. Buying Energy Star products to replace old our outdated appliances is one way that just about everyone can make a significant difference in their energy use. It is also one of the best ways to get access to the energy rebates that are currently offered for these types of environmentally friendly practices.

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      rex michaels 

      6 years ago

      Good advice, any thing to save in today's economy is welcomed.

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