Top Five Eco-Friendly Design Tips

Reblogger Frank D'Angelo
Real Estate Broker/Owner with EXIT REALTY NEXUS Minneapolis & St. Paul MN 20558573

More an more agents and brokers are becoming Green Certified.  It would be great if we could input Green Criteria in our listings as agents to better serve the Green Conscious Consumers.  Here are a few Eco Friendly Design Tips for our homes.

Original content by Barbara Heil-Sonneck

With the constant rise in population, it is important to not only create a room that is aesthetically pleasing, but also environmentally friendly. Going green does not have to be a daunting task. With these five easy green design tips you will know what to look for when shopping for echo-friendly products.

Tip 1: Replace fluorescent light bulbs with LED bulbs

Not only do you save energy, but you also save electricity! LED bulbs require significantly less energy to light up a room than fluorescent lighting.  Reducing the amount of energy used can also help reduce the electric bill. So remember LED Not Fluorescent!  

Tip 2: Look for the green label

When purchasing appliances, it is important to look for the ones with a green label indicated that it is a green product. Using green appliances also has a two-fold advantage. Green appliances not only save energy, but they also help save money. So reduce your electric bill and start become friendly with the environment by looking for the green label!

Tip 3: Use Green paint

Regular paint contains many harmful toxins that are dangerous to the environment. Instead, simply look for paints labeled biodegradable. So remember, green paint!

Tip 4: Incorporate Bamboo

Bamboo has become a popular choice in interior design. It is naturally biodegradable and looks great as well. Instead of using regular wood flooring, try using bamboo flooring. So remember, Bamboo is a great way to be trendy and environmentally friendly!

Tip 5: Make recyclables a priority

Purchase items that have been recycled and remade. Companies take existing pieces of products and furniture and reuse them to create great new pieces. So remember recycled items are new found treasures!

Is doesn’t take much to make a positive contribution to the environment. Look for the labels and read up on more environmentally friendly tips. Small steps make a big difference. So start making your house an environmentally friendly home today. You will found that it’s much easier than you thought.


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Sharon Parisi
United Real Estate Dallas - Dallas, TX
Dallas Homes

These are great "easy to do" ideas!

Oct 12, 2010 04:31 PM #1
Dan Edward Phillips
Dan Edward Phillips, Humboldt and Del Norte Counties, CA - Eureka, CA
Humboldt and Del Norte Counties, CA

Hi Frank, excellent post, thank you for putting it back up again.

Oct 12, 2010 05:26 PM #2
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