I have to remind myself that going green isn’t mainstream yet, but sometimes that’s hard to do. Lately, I’ve been feeling like Green technology, Green products and Green ideas are everywhere. This could be the result of my participation in the largest Green building conference to hit our city – Greenbuild. The US Green Building Council’s annual conference brought 25,000 people from the global Green industry to Toronto back in early October.
Consider these energy efficiency upgrades prior to buying or constructing your new home:
1. Choose Ennergy Star-qualified windows and doors.
2. Upgrade the attic insulation.
3. Install electronic thermostats.
4. Seal window and door cracks from air leakage.
Here are some tips from Sarah for keeping your home Green:
Go for the front: If it's time to replace your old washer and dryer, consider investing in the front loading versions. They save energy while still getting things clean.
Tow the line: When the weather is nice, hang your clothes to dry for a fresh scent that can't be beat.