In my household, Spring is more than only about cleaning. I also reevaluate ways that we use energy and water, and take steps to minimize our carbon footprint. One website that I came across recently that helped me operate our systems more efficiently is one that comes from eco architect Eric Corey Freed. His website offers great advice to help everyone to reduce the utility bills in their home.
Eric Freed’s advice for us addresses five areas: 1) Wrap Your Home in Insulation, 2) Install a Programmable Thermostat, 3) Conserve Water through Smart Technology, 4) Cool Your Roof, and 5) Upgrade Your Lighting. I am happy to report that the Neighborhood Energy Retrofit Program that is being offered in Durham also touches on many of these same energy-reducing techniques.
Eric Freed, LEED AP (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional), is a Principal of orgaincArchtect. This is an architecture and consulting firm in California, and he has nearly 20 years of experience in green building.
Happy Spring everyone, and Happy Savings for you and yours!