Are you an ecologist and would like to move to a Green apartment? Do know what exactly takes to turn your home into green living?
Fortunately over the years, each time more people think green, helping this way to preserve the environment and improving life quality.
A green design concept is to facilitate sustainable use of the resources, like Energy, water and other materials though the complete life cycle of the building and its construction.
Green residences had captured more and more the real Estate market and nowadays we can find green luxury apartments for rent.
So here I´ve made a selection of 5 important issues you should take into account when planning to rent your next green home:
- Big windows save artificial light.
One of the most important points when living at a green residence is to reduce the use of artificial light and the best way to do this is substituting it for natural light.
Besides it will feel us with energy and it is proven it positively impacts in our mood.
Windows usually face south side and this way the natural light bathes the house minimizing the use of artificial light.
- Double glass in windows save energy in air conditionings.
Glass plays a main roll in buildings and offers advantages such as transparency, natural day lighting, blending of exteriors with interiors and acoustic control.
Double glass windows are important not only in green apartments but also in any residence. They protect us from the wind and low temperatures and in the case of green residences it helps to save energy in air conditionings.
- Is there any recycling program available in the building or community?
Before you move it is good to find out if you can count with other residents to be part of a recycling program.
This way you will be aware of new ways of recycling and how to work together to further promote green living.
- If furnished, what about the materials used for the furniture? Are eco-friendly?
Green living is not only about the building and its construction but also furniture is very important if you are a real ecologist.
So here are some tips for green furniture:
Use certified sustainable wood- Forest Stewardship Council is a great standard of certification that controls-clear cutting and promotes good working conditions.
Use reclaimed materials for your furniture as it is a great example of resource and efficiency.
Bamboo- This is the most used material by ecologists as it is not a tree but grass. It ranges in sizes and in color and because it is so fast growing it is much easier to maintain bamboo forests.
Use recycled metal and plastic, durable and fixable furniture and avoid flame retardants.
- Corridor lights and other common areas lights have sensor to save energy and turn on only if people is present?
Have you ever asked this question to yourself?
In order to live in a real green residence, this point is important. Controlling lights in common areas with sensors will help reduce not only energy but also its cost.
It is also important to take into account you should use energy saving lightbulbs replacing the common bulb.
As you can see there are several things you should take into account when moving to a green building so I hope my article was useful to you and that you enjoyed each tip.
Have a wonderful day!