People might falsely believe that when they are building a house incorporating any sustainable solutions require additional costs and effort. It is actually the opposite. Some of the sustainable solutions require very little in any financing with comparison to the costs that need to be incurred anyways in a newly constructed building. Moreover, while an initial cost might be a bit higher as for purchasing, for example a sustainable heating system, there is a fast return on investment as utility bills are much lowers with sustainable heating than a standard one. It is possible to save around 30% on the use of energy and water in a sustainable house. That is a case with any other sustainable solution, when it pays off to invest in environment friendly solution in every case.
Below there is list of sustainable solutions that can be applied in every house.
- Heat recovery system for the ventilation, heating and cooling.
- The use of geothermal heat pump for heating the house, allows for great savings on heating costs.
- It is common to use only floor heating as a heating option in energy efficient houses (no radiators).
- Use of low energy doors and windows (recommended triple glazed windows).
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