Sustainability = Survivability

Our world is changing. Rising electricity and gas bills at home, hot summers, fiercer floods, winds and storms. 

 

Coupled with these changes in our environment is growing awareness of our impact and a desire to do more. 

 

Building or renovating your home is a wonderful opportunity to incorporate a more sustainable way of living. There are a number of practical steps that can be done. For example, reduce energy needs through insulation, double-glazing, using energy efficient appliances and smart lighting. Use solar energy to heat water. Harvest rainwater to reduce water usage. 

 

If you would like to think about ways to incorporate sustainable architecture in your home, we would love to talk with you.

 


Tips on greening your home
 
What can be done?

Energy basics 

 

Energywise - Simple-ways-to-lower-energy-bills

 

  • Turn off lights when not in use

 

 

 

  • Eliminate uncontrolled draught

 

  • Use temperature thermostats

 

 

 

More options:

 


 

 

  • Photovoltaic (PV) panels - convert solar energy into electricity: Energywise
     

 


 


 

 

 

 

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