If you are like many homeowners in NZ, you have probably realised the environmental impact involved with owning a home and what a responsibility that is. You have the power to make sustainable choices and make swaps when you have the opportunity to do so.
In this article, we will have a look at some of the ways in which you can make your home more sustainable with uPVC windows and other products.
Have you heard of uPVC? It is a very strong and durable plastic that is used instead of traditional windows. It is a sustainable material that is energy efficient as it is a great insulator, thus reducing your energy costs and carbon footprint. It is also weather-resistant, easy to maintain, soundproof and appealing. If you’re having a new home built or having a renovation done, uPVC windows could be a great alternative!
uPVC windows are already very popular in Europe, but uPVC windows in NZ are fast becoming a top-rated choice.
Any homeowner looking to become more sustainable needs to make the swap over to recycling. It is so much easier than you think, and there are many resources that can help you with recycling and reducing your waste. It goes beyond simply separating your trash!
uPVC doors offer very much the same benefits as uPVC windows, which have already been discussed. It is a slightly more costly swap than some of the others on this list, but it is well worth the investment, and you’ll enjoy the benefits for decades to come!
Second Hand Furniture
When buying furniture for your home, the newest trends can be appealing. But by buying good-quality pre-loved furniture, you are definitely reducing your eco-footprint. You are giving older furniture a second chance and are not supporting mass-produced furniture chains that do not care about the environment.
Eco-Friendly Cleaning Products
You should always be very aware and careful of the products that you bring into your home. Traditional cleaning products are full of nasty and harmful chemicals. Rather look at some of the alternatives that are readily available to you. There are so many incredible earth-friendly cleaning products that you can very easily make the swap over to.
Are you interested in having uPVC windows and doors installed in your NZ home? Get in touch with the team at Green Innovations today and we can install these sustainable features in your home today!