Sustainable renovation tips

A beautiful beach house from Santum Design
Sustainable renovation tips
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More space. Check. Bigger kitchen. Check. Better bathroom. Check. Why not reduce your carbon footprint too? Check out these sustainable renovation tips.

A beautiful beach house from Santum Design

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Buildings contribute around 30 per cent of greenhouse gas emissions. If all new and renovated buildings were designed to encourage the end users to live an ecologically sustainable lifestyle, which includes the elements of passive and active design, recycling of waste, consideration of the type of transport used and food gardens, a considerable decrease in our carbon footprint can be achieved.

 

QUESTIONS TO ASK

Planning

 

Site analysis

 

Passive design

 

Energy

 

Heating

 

Lighting

 

Sustainable materials

 

Insulation

 

Waste reduction

 

Salvage and recycling

 

Renewable energy

By Linda Haefeli
From Home Renovation Ideas magazine No. 1



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