I came up with the idea for this article yesterday during a visit to my Thunder Bay chiropractor. I happened to find a really great article in one of the magazines in the reception area. I read the full article while I was waiting for my appointment and then went home to do more research into the topic.
The research revealed several useful details that were new to me. This blog post summarizes what I found. Makes me happy that I happened to pick up that magazine at my chiropractors appointment.
One of the answers to global warming that most people never think about is building green. When you build a building based on environmental concerns, you are building green. Many residences that exist today emit most of the planet’s carbon dioxide into the air, building green will help lessen it. Since 38% of the United States’ carbon dioxide emissions are generated by homes, any effort to reduce that is a good concept.
Comfy living is one thing, but cutting down on the required energy is another, thus finding ways to do so is a necessity. We can accomplish this in many different ways like making use of quickly renewable sources like bamboo and straw instead of wood. Purchasing the building materials from locations near where you are building will cut down on transportation, and likewise cutting down on emissions. An example of this is to use local stone, when you are setting up a stone house. Another thing that may very well be done is use recycled material, like lumber from an abandoned household. We all realize that cutting down forests contributes to global warming, so these options will undoubtedly help protect trees.
A large way that a house can aid or hurt global warming is via heating and cooling. One basic way to heat the home is to build the house so that it can easily get the maximum percentage of sunlight. Of course you can have windows positioned so that airflow will help keep the home cool. Having your home setup to produce passive solar energy to cool or heat the home will lessen greenhouse emissions. A uncomplicated but effective way to effectively heat or cool your household is to have proper insulation. The insulation is likely to keep your home warmer in the winter months months and cooler in the summertime.
Many homes that are green, use hydropower, solar power or wind power to generate heat or cool air. Each of these power sources definitely will keep your house comfy and power the house without causing a great deal in the way of global warming. There are a large number of groups and organizations in the United States that are inspiring people to build or fix up homes to be more eco-friendly. There is a non-profit group that devotes its time to promoting eco-friendly building methods. The organization is called the Green Building Initiative and they are comprised of people in the construction trade.
There are a great number of reasons one should use green building methods, but the biggest one is to reduce greenhouse emissions. If building using eco-friendly methods slows down greenhouse emissions, we should make a great effort to get it done. There ought to be more awareness of the demand for green living.
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