Green Living

4 ways you can make your apartment eco-friendly

You don’t have to do big to help protect the environment. You can start locally too, beginning with your own home. As per reputed builders in Patna, eco-friendliness is a big trend in the real estate these days. In fact, we at Satyamev Groups are strong advocates of it. While developers are doing their bit by upholding eco-friendly terms in their construction projects, there is a lot that home-owners can do to contribute to this global campaign.

Grow your own mini-garden
You don’t need to own a big space to have a garden of your own. You can start your own mini-garden in your apartment as long as you have a balcony, porch, terrace or even a windowsill. In fact, any area in your house that receives six to eight hours of sunlight will do for your new garden. Depending on the area available, you can go for potted plants, vertical garden or horizontal plant beds.

Opt for environment-friendly paints
Strange though it may sound, even the paint you use to colour the walls of your house have the potential to damage the environment. Certain paints come laden with volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that adversely affect the indoor air quality and cause long-term health effects in humans. Hence, when painting your apartment, choose products that have minimal to zero toxics in them.

Get water-saving fixtures
About 1 trillion gallons of water is wasted every year due to various leakages in houses all across the world. So to do your bit towards environment conservation, you need to take measures to prevent water wastage, beginning with leak-proofing your house. Fixing leaky faucets, placing worn-out washers, and installing low-flow showerheads are a few ways of going about it.

Air-proofing the indoors
Securing the indoors of your house from air that leaks in and out of it is a highly cost-effective measure. Doing so will help you cut down on your cooling and heating costs, enhance appliance durability, improve comfort level within, not to mention, develop a healthier environment.

You can search out the spaces within your apartment that allow air leakage using an incense stick. If your space does have such faults, make use of VOC-free sealants to leak-proof them.

Although there is a lot more that you can practice to help save the environment, the above-mentioned steps will give you a good start in the direction.

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