Rising energy costs are the bane of any property owner’s existence. With global economic instability causing fuel costs to soar into the stratosphere, this rise in energy expenditure is not surprising. What is surprising however, is the fact that an increasing number of both owners of domestic as well as commercial property are slowly but surely shifting towards adopting green real estate practices which yield them excellent ecological and financial benefits.
There are new sustainability methods and employable technologies which both owners of domestic as well as commercial property can use if they want to take effective advantage of their ecological as well as financial benefits. The first step of course, is to reduce the amount of resources which the home consumes.
By the instilling of careful planning and regular eco – friendly habits, both owners of domestic as well as commercial property can begin the reduction of their carbon footprint as well as their expenses. The second step they should take is the reduction in the amount of resources they waste. One of the most wasted and also one of the most precious natural resources happens to be water.
Both owners of domestic as well as commercial property who invest in water harvesting equipment which is becoming more and more efficient as well as affordable begin to lower their consumption. With the use of waterless urinals, sensor faucets and showers, these property owners lower the amount of water they waste in their property. Having a well maintained plumbing system functioning at peak efficiency and no clogs and / or leaks is also advised.
By employing solar energy and / or wind energy systems for their respective properties, both owners of domestic as well as commercial property can also reduce the amount of electricity they consume. Despite concerns about their irregularity, these systems are a great way to heat water or food or even provide energy to recharge any emergency power supplies which are great in times of a power outage.
Although these forms of energy harvesting are not as regular or efficient as opposed to thermal or nuclear power, they come from a clean and limitless source, making them ideal ecological methods for both owners of domestic as well as commercial property to use. The savings they generate can be used to pay for the extra costs the installations of these devices incurred.
By going green, both owners of domestic as well as commercial property stand to benefit a lot, thanks to the reduced carbon footprint their respective properties will have as well the financial savings they will enjoy in the longer run thanks to these energy efficient green real estate practices.