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How to make your New Home a Green Home

The emerging trend of a sustainable or an energy efficient house has become so popular among Keralites that not only architects, but also home owners are looking at all means to make their home a green one. Making your house a green home doesn’t restrict you to just using energy efficient devices such as solar panels, solar water heaters etc. It’s more than that! It starts right from planning the design of your house.

Read further and find out what all features you can incorporate into your house design for a green living.

1. A Reasonably Sized House

To follow the green route, it is always recommended to go for a small or medium sized house. A reasonably sized house gives you a sustainable form of living as it comes with a lot of benefits from being earth friendly to not making you spend a fortune on your dream. It is not just a myth. Reports show that a house approximately sized 2000SF results in the release of over 16,000lbs of CO2 pollution annually, while a tiny home releases only 1,114lbs of CO2.

2. Energy Efficient Windows and Doors

Make sure your design plan includes windows at the north side of the house. For doors and windows, opt for materials that provide the right amount of insulation and sealing.

3. Big Skylights

4. Roofing

There are plenty of eco-friendly roofing options that support sustainability and your budget. Some of them are:

5. Exteriors

The exteriors of your house have a huge impact on the interior temperature of your home.

6. Flooring

A common mistake people make is that they fail to look at flooring as a factor that can make your home an energy efficient house. The materials used for flooring too, influences the temperature of your house.

7. Blend With Nature

What else can make your dream home a green home than blending your house with nature?

Made up your mind to build a green home? Then, don’t forget to include the above features while planning the design of your house and make yours a sustainable house. These designs might vary depending on the location, availability of materials and other factors. So, we always recommend you to consult an architect to get a lot more insights on green friendly designs. There are many listing platforms available online like ZenysHouzz etc where you can search architects and choose the best architect based on your location and taste.

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