Green home designs, eco homes, what is an Eco Friendly House? An Eco friendly house is one designed to have as little negative impact on the environment as possible. Of course while this sounds simple enough there are a huge range of different options available to you in order to create a green home built according to green and conservation standards. Furthermore different home owners lie at different places along the scale. For some it has to be built from the ground up, using renewable building techniques and environmentally-friendly materials. They need to be insulated to within an inch of their lives, have rooftops and are powered entirely from renewable energy in the form of solar power, air source heat pumps, wind turbines and the like. They have composting toilets and collect rain water to bathe in, are triple-glazed and are designed to make the best use of the available natural light. For most people though, however interesting a concept this may be, it is a step further than is practical. Most people who care about the environment already own a home and rather than wanting to move completely into custom-designed home and possibly even self-built home, they want to do their best to turn their existing property into an energy efficient comfortable living spaces. Fortunately there are lots of things you can do right now and for very little money to significantly reduce the carbon footprint of your new or existing house without you having to give up on your home comforts. Indeed the best success in offering all the pleasures and comforts that most consumers expect from their homes but without them needing to contribute to global warming or the destruction of the planet. eco architects specializing in carbon neutral eco (ecological) architecture, eco building and sustainable home designs.
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