Our modern way of life can often be detrimental to the environment. The everyday running of a household is no exception because of all the electricity needed to run appliances, heating, cooling and lighting. The green homes developed by Viridior are aimed at reducing these energy uses by a significant amount—thereby reducing the home owner’s carbon footprint on the environment. So much more than simply being Midstream luxury houses for sale from Viridior, our homes are kind to the environment while NEVER compromising on your comfort.
Ways a green home reduces your carbon footprint
The key to saving electricity is in insulation. So much power is used to heat up water or alter the temperature of a room. Green homes are designed in such a way that temperatures are maintained rather than generated continuously.
In the case of a room that needs to cool down, most people would install a ceiling fan or airconditioner; or simply place a portable fan in the room. Green homes do not require these methods, as they use insulated water cooling methods to control the temperature of a home. The rooms themselves are also insulated so that the air inside is not affected by the air outside.
And what about heating a room? Heating water also uses large amounts of electricity. Green homes have the means to insulate their pipes and water tanks so that less continual heating is required.
A different way of developing homes
These insulation systems have been designed by intelligent individuals who have seen the need for a reduced human carbon footprint. Viridior Homes has implemented these systems into their homes so that they are ready to live in without the new owner having to implement them him- or herself.
Reduced carbon footprint features include:
- Wall insulation for each individual room in the home
- Floor & ceiling insulation
- Double glazing for all windows and glass doors
- Hot and cold water pipe insulation
- Hydronics radiant heating and cooling methods installed beneath the floor
- Rainwater harvesting
- Hot water immediately on tap (which reduces the need for running water needlessly in order for it to heat up)
Individually, these systems make a small difference on our environment. But collectively, they will have a huge impact on our planet—especially if more and more people start living this way.