Living Green- Part Three

By
Real Estate Agent with Country Houses Real Estate

I covered low and medium cost ideas you can do to a home in previous blogs. Ideas for small life style changes that can make a big difference were also included.

Here are some higher cost ideas for living green that have a longer time horizon to recover costs, but the efficiencies that you gain can really make a big difference.

  • Buy ENERGY STAR appliances
  • Replace windows with double pane, low-e glass
  • Replace rood with reusable/recycled material
  • Install photovoltaic panels
  • Remodel kitchen or bathroom with sustainable materials and features
  • Replace cabinets with sustainably harvested wood and low-VOC finishes
  • Install solar hot water heater
  • Install a green roof
  • Install a wind turbine or wind mill
  • Install an on site water reclamation system

Not all of these ideas will work for everyone and I don't recommend that you go right out and make large purchases but when the time is right, THINK GREEN!

Comments (1)

John Thomas
E3 Green HOMES - Boulder, CO
EcoBroker, MSEE, MBA

Great tips Jeff, thanks. Let's live it. We can change the world one house at a time.

Nov 11, 2009 02:22 PM