How To Make Your New Homes Bathroom Green

Some simple adjustments to a bathroom can reduce it’s impact on the environment.

  • Installing aerators on the faucets and showerheads will reduce the amount of water used.
  • Using a low-flow toilet will use less water.
  • Replacing a tanked water heater with a tankless model will reduce the amount of energy consumed and the cost to heat water. A tankless water heater will heat only what is needed, when it’s needed. Plus it doesn’t require a pilot light, allowing it to emit less carbon dioxide and improve indoor air quality.
  • Compact fluorescent bulbs use less energy than incandescent bulbs and last much longer.
  • When redecorating, look for paint with a low volatile organic compounds (VOC) label. These paints are less toxic to your family and the environment.
  • Selecting all-natural fabrics for your towels and rugs can help make your bathroom greener.

Extra Green Bathroom Tips:

Faucets and showerheads with aerators use half the water flow with twice the power. If they were used nationwide, aerators could save 250 million gallons of water a year.

Traditional hot-water circulating systems use a pump to send hot water from the water heater, to the faucets and back again. This type of system provides almost instant hot water, but wastes a tremendous amount of energy to heat the water and move it around.

Remember, greatness in is the details. It is those small details that will make the difference.

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