What images or emotions come to mind when you think of the color green? Green is often associated with vibrancy, renewal and growth—among other things. There’s a reason a particular shade—Greenery—was named the PANTONE Color of the Year in 2017. It lends itself well to dwellings and homey spaces. After all, who wouldn’t want to feel content and at peace at home? Green makes us feel good—and there’s a lot to be said for that!
You are in good company if you share this sentiment. According to an article on proudgreenhome.com, “a majority of Americans say having a healthy home is important to them (98 percent), and define such a space as one that has a calming atmosphere (91 percent), is energy efficient (93 percent) and is filled with natural light (92 percent) and fresh air (96 percent), according to a recent online survey among homeowners conducted by Ipsos Public Affairs on behalf of VELUX skylights.”
Beyond the emotional aspects of going green, there’s also the metaphorical meaning. Today’s consumer is more informed and socially conscious than ever—and that’s a good thing. Oftentimes, the first place people make lifestyle changes is at home. Whether you are a newbie or long-time and veteran home owner, we have some tips for you to make your humble abode more energy efficient, inside and out.
A greener home is easier than you might think! Like most habits, it takes some time to acclimate, but it will quickly become second-nature. What practical tips do you have for making the transition to a more sustainable lifestyle at home? We’d love to hear your comments below.
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