Last week, in celebrating the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, we discussed simple green practices that homebuyers can do in their new home. This week, let’s discuss tips for helping homebuyers become more environmentally friendly in their new home, before they even move in.
Green practices are a lifestyle choice and there’s no better way to get started with these practices, than to be prepared before even moving into a home. Here are a few simple steps homebuyers can take to make their home more environmentally friendly:
- Install energy efficient appliances. Did you know that the average home causes more air pollution than the average car? This is because the energy that powers homes is generated by power plants. By installing energy efficient appliances the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy estimates that we would decrease the demand for electricity by the equivalent of 25 large power plants!
- Conduct an energy audit of the home. Conducting a do-it-yourself home energy assessment is easy. Continue reading
Many of you may already know that the holiday that we refer to as "Earth Day" celebrated its 40th anniversary yesterday. Earth Day was first held on April 22, 1970 as an environmental-teach and was founded by former U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin.
Today, most communities across the country use the holiday as a week long extravaganza of activities completely focused on improving our everyday effects on the environment. We know that everyone is aware of the importance of recycling, but there are many, simple things we can do around the house to benefit our environment. Continue reading