As international concerns over climate change grow, the number of eco-friendly homes is increasing. Eco-friendly homes have now become more than just a trend. In the future, eco-friendly homes are likely to be essential, as more and more people strive to protect the environment. More environmentally friendly methods are being incorporated into the design of homes, with designers using sustainable materials. Many homeowners are also taking steps to transform their home into an eco-friendly environment.
Eco-friendly homes are becoming more popular, as more homeowners begin to understand the importance of them. These types of homes not only help the environment but also enable you to save money. Many homeowners are now making changes to their home, such as using low-energy light bulbs, in order to lower their bills and make their home more energy efficient.
Eco-friendly homes are not only better for the environment but also provide a healthier living environment for the homeowner. The materials used to construct an eco-friendly home are recycled and are less likely to emit any harmful gases or chemicals. An eco-friendly home is also less likely to experience problems that a regular home often experiences, such as damp or mold. This is due to an eco-friendly home containing more green materials and making better use of sunlight and water.
Eco-friendly homes also have better air circulation and with features such as carbon monoxide alarms being installed to warn of boiler problems, these types of homes offer a much safer living environment.
An eco-friendly home enables you to cut down on spending due to it being far more energy efficient. In addition to low-energy light bulbs, other energy-saving methods are being introduced. Solar panels are becoming a popular choice for homeowners, as they enable you to lower your energy bills. An eco-friendly home will also require less money to be spent on maintaining it thanks to the durable materials used in its construction.
In America, communities are working hard to create more eco-friendly homes. Many areas in America now offer new eco-friendly homes to buy. In Denver, Colorado, the former airport site of Stapleton was transformed into public parks and now includes a residential area with Energy Star certified homes, some of which have been fitted with solar panels. New homes in Grand County are also designed to help you save money on your energy bills. In Salem, Oregon, the Pringle Creek community is one of the greenest in the country, with restored historic buildings and geothermal heating in over 60 homes.
The increase in popularity of eco-friendly homes highlights their importance for the future. More and more homeowners are now choosing to focus on how eco-friendly a home is rather than just its overall appearance. An eco-friendly home has much more to offer and with more people taking an interest in green living, ever increasing numbers of sustainable buildings are likely to be created in the future.
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The Blue Creek Wind Farm in Van Wert and Paulding counties is Ohio’s largest with more than 150 wind turbines that produce 350 megawatts of power. The developer benefited from a federal wind energy tax credit valued at about 2.2 cents per kilowatt-hour of energy.
Bill Spratley, executive director of Green Energy Ohio says Blue Creek is a towering testament to the growth of wind energy in recent years.
"It was the biggest private investment in Ohio, $600 million in the year 2011 followed by auto plants and other factories, so these are enormous investments,” Spratley said.
Julian Boggs, state policy advocate for Environment Ohio, said Ohio’s wind energy capacity has grown from 10 megawatts in 2010 to more than 400 megawatts currently.
"Ohio actually, in 2011, had the largest increase in wind capacity of any state and it's certainly a growing economy here," Boggs said.
Source: NBC4i.com , Green Energy Ohio Newsletter
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