Considerations For 'Going Green' at Home

| 8/17/2016 9:23:00 AM


Have you made the commitment to go fully green and pursue a sustainable lifestyle from now on? Then my friend, you have made a serious commitment. Going green is more than a cliché. It’s much bigger than recycling and taking your own eco-friendly bag to the grocery store, or simply buying energy efficient light bulbs.

While those actions are praiseworthy, going green is a choice — one that requires a dramatic shift in how you live your life.

Understand the Meaning Behind “Go Green”

Going green means reducing our negative impact on the environment and embracing a consumption level that can be sustained by nature through time. As Sustainable Baby Steps confirms, going green is about “creating a lifestyle that works with Nature, instead of against it, and does no long-term or irreversible damage to any part of the environmental web.”

For homeowners, going green not only involves investing in energy efficient materials and appliances, but also taking deliberate “green” actions in the little areas of their lives.

Evaluate Your Home’s Energy Expenditure

If you're concerned about climate change and want to do your fair share for the environment, then your home is an excellent place to start. But how do you know where to start when you can’t identify the problems? Getting an energy audit is the answer. An energy auditor will inspect your home, using diagnostic equipment to identify where your building is wasting energy. This process should include:

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