Sustainable housing is one that makes efficient use of resources and energy with the minimal impacts in the environment. The overriding principle in sustainable housing is ensuring it promotes better quality of life and involves less waste, better reliability, lower life-cycle environmental impacts, less maintenance and more re-use. These are some of the ways that are used to make a home more sustainable.
Making our homes sustainable is a simple task and not need to cause a lot of anxiety during or after construction. If a house is already constructed, there are many improvements that are needed to make it more sustainable. Some of them are immediate, but and are cheap while others take longer and are more costly. For new homes, there are so many ways it can be made sustainable. Most of these sustainability aspects are applicable when renovating or when constructing a new building. Here are 30+ innovative ways to build a sustainable house.
1. Insulation of walls and the floor and having a ceiling board. This will help to aid in cooling purposely to save on energy costs. Insulation will help in saving money on energy bills and make the house more comfortable because insulation will bar heat passing in and out of the house. It will maintain a comfortable temperature inside regardless of the outside temperature. Insulation allows the temperature to remain balanced even in winter or summer.