Archive for March, 2011

PostHeaderIcon Eco-friendly materials used for construction

Posted on: Tuesday, March 29th, 2011 at 5:59 am

Environment purification is the most vital mission today. It is the time to go green, even while constructing a building. The use of environmentally friendly products for construction is the new trend and it is cost effective too.

Today, large amount of paints are available which are made up of non-toxic chemicals. If you are sensitive about environment, these products are perfect for your walls, staircases, bathrooms, etc. You can use recycled metals or reclaimed wood as building materials. The traditional insulation is replaced by non-toxic one. The green insulation is done with the help of a mixture of denim materials and recycled cotton. Cabinets and countertops made of non-toxic materials like wood, recycled glass chips and quartz are available also.

Eco friendly linoleum is even possible now. You can use stones, reclaimed wood, bamboo, recycled glass, tiles, etc. for flooring. Choose materials which can be disposed off easily and brings less chemicals home.

PostHeaderIcon The use of solar power for residential purposes

Posted on: Monday, March 28th, 2011 at 4:44 pm

Nowadays people are resolving to renewable sources of energy to contribute to the betterment of nature. One of the steps that people are trying to consider is that of making their houses environment friendly by installing solar power equipments. Well making your house one of this kind is not a kid’s job, but you can try with certain simple steps at first.

Use of solar power is very easy in rural areas and it has become very popular there, urban areas are still trying their hands at it. What you can do is buy a solar panel for your house, or even make one yourself and save your money. There is a readymade kit available in the market in which you have to assemble all parts together by yourself. Either of these is quite affordable for anyone. Although the installation might seem a bit pocket-pinching, ultimately the use of solar power will help you save a lot of money.

PostHeaderIcon A briefing about renewable resources of energy

Posted on: Monday, March 28th, 2011 at 7:36 am

You all must be very much aware of the present condition of the environment. As a part of this Earth, it is your duty to look after it and contribute towards its betterment. Resolving to renewable sources of energy is one of the best ways to contribute in the save-environment campaign. You all must have studied about renewable sources of energy when you were in schools, but none ever paid much heed. Well this is the time to use those long forgotten information to the fullest and apply in your daily life.

Renewable sources of energy basically include water, wind and the sun. Fast moving water is used to turn a turbine which produces energy. Windmills work on the same principle, only the driving element is the wind. As far as the sun goes, many solar types of equipment are in trend nowadays like the solar cooker and solar heater. These renewable sources of energy are not exhaustive and most importantly they do not have any harmful emissions like the non-renewable ones.