Clifton from the air.

You can make your home eco-friendly by simply changing a few house-hold habits.

Existing housing

  • Install an energy Smart Reader to monitor your electricity usage.
    • Monitoring your usage can assist in decreasing the carbon footprint and help save on energy costs.
  • Use energy efficient light bulbs
  • Install solar panels
  • Insulate your home
  • Double glaze windows to reduce the use of heating and cooler.
  • Think green when choosing cleaning products.
  • Compost your food and garden waste.
  • Recycle furniture
  • Save water by installing a low flow shower head and toilet flushing devices.
  • Plant trees, vegetables and fruit plants.

New housing

When designing an eco-friendly home, you may want to chat to your engineer and consider:

  • A local builder to reduce travel to and from site.
  • Position the house so that there can be natural ventilation.
  • Insulate your home to save energy on cooling and heating.
  • Use recycled and sustainable house materials.
  • Install grey-water system for bathrooms, toilets, and laundries.
  • Choose suitable building materials that will create an airtight home.