Ideas To Build An Eco-Friendly House
Nowadays, everybody knows about environmental problems . Eco-friendly topics become more and more popular. Over the years society accept global issues and start to solve them. Global warming and pollution has become the most popular topic now. Real size of the problem is very large. Community finally find new ways to solve the problem. The one useful way to help the Earth is building zero-waste home. Do you know how it to do and how much it will cost? If your answer-no ,this article will help you.
Eco-Friendly House Steps
1. Replace plastic stuff
First step you should do it is collect all disposable plastic bags , foodservice, empties and other plastic disposable stuff. These things you have to carry into your local recycling store. Bags will not come in handy more. You could buy tote, lunch, string or produce bags. The average cost is $8-10. What about other plastic things like a toothbrush or cosmetics in jars, you could buy them in returnable containers. Their cost is the same as with plastic.
2. Install an efficient duct system
Next your step is installing an efficient duct system. The average cost to replace HVAC ductwork is $35-$55 per linear foot, which includes materials and professional installation.With a typical single-family home needing from 30 to 90 linear feet of ducting,total costs to replace ductwork is between $1,000 and $5,000.
3. Install solar panels
If you want to move to a full-time energy saving house , you could install a solar panels. What range of costs should you expect to see in quotes for a solar panel system . The average price pet watt for solar panels ranges from $2.58 to $3.38, and solar panels costs for an average-size installation in the U.S. usually range from $10,836 to $14,196 after solar tax credits.
4. Install pervious pavers
New one tip is installing pervious pavers . Uncontrolled rain runoff can cause serious problems for your community's environment. Impervious surfaces such as roofs, streets and driveways don't allow soil to absorb rainwater. Instead, the water gets channeled through sinks, then dumps into local waterways that evolved to accommodate much lower amounts of water during rain. As a result, erosion from excess runoff damages local streams and rivers, and low-lying communities become more prone to flooding.
As a homeowner, you can make a big difference in your community's runoff problem. Pervious pavement allows rainwater to soak through to the underlying soil. The soil then releases the water into local streams at a measured rate, filtering it and preventing the floods that develop when too much water hits the stream at once . The cost of permeable pavers is approximately $4.00 to $6.00 per square foot, with the cost varying slightly with the availability of materials. As an example, the cost of an average-sized permeable driveway is approximately $5,000 or more, including installation.
5. Use energy star rated windows,fixtures,appliances
One of the simplest ways to reduce your carbon footprint while lowering your energy bills is the use of Energy Star rated windows, fixtures, and appliances. These windows are highly effective at insulating your home, due to features like multiple panes, pane distance spaces, quality frame materials, specially coated glass, and noble gases as insulation between panes. The range for energy-efficient window pricing is wide, but Energy Star-qualified windows start around $120 for a 36-inch-by-72-inch, single-hung window and can go up to 10 times that. With labor, you're looking at about $270 to $800+ per window.
6. Install a wind turbine
If your home is located in a place where there is enough wind pressure, then you can also install a mini-wind turbine. Vertical wind turbines are highly recommended since they work better in turbulent wind conditions, often found in the urban environment. Be aware that wind turbines can be noisy and they may not be visually appealing for many people. The costs for a utility scale wind turbine range from about $1.3 million to $2.2 million per MW of nameplate capacity installed. Most of the commercial-scale turbines installed today are 2 MW in size and cost roughly $3-$4 million installed.
7. Install green roofs
Another Eco-Friendly House design component, green roofs help reduce the influx of heat, are a great way to add oxygen producing plants and the perfect way to battle the adverse effects of urban sprawl in residential communities. However, that’s not all: they also help with stormwater management, elongate the durability of your home’s roofing membranes, and are the perfect way to insulate your homes against the hard-beating of the sun. The aesthetics benefits of roof gardens are also quite appealing. Not only do they help mitigate the plantation of much-needed flora, but they also add to the overall beauty of the home. Usually, green roof setups cost at least $30 per square foot, while elaborate setups may cost as much as $200 per square foot. For a specific estimate for your building and city, speak with a home improvement specialist or professional landscaper.
To conclude would like to encourage everyone to join to Eco-Friendly House community spite of a large amount of money to spend. If you count, the average sum will be $1 316 310+. Obscene amount of money,yeah? Hoping, that society will change and nobody would look at the price tags when the planet is the priority of the life.
Mónica Rodríguez is a writer, art historian, and editor at LendGenius. She specializes in Art History, Art Conservation, History, Literature, Finance, Tech, Wellness, and Travel. In her free time, she’s usually roaming the halls of the museum or the local bookstore surrounded by stacks of books.