In our blog earlier this month, we discussed the benefits that room windows (insert link) create including, how they can help propel light further into your home and limit the amount of artificial light energy needed. Similarly, large windows such as sliding doors and bifold doors can also help to reduce the amount of artificial light and subsequent energy use helping to save money, conserve energy, and create a more inviting home.
Up to 40% of a home's heat, can be lost due to lack of insulation and a further 10% can be lost through windows. By upgrading to double or triple glazed windows and high-efficiency insulation, it can help to make homes cooler in summer and warmer during winter months, allowing you to save energy and reduce energy bills. Also, through the help of the government grant, it has never been easier or cheaper to make these changes to your home. If you're building a new home from scratch then using Insulated Concrete Framework can be a game-changer in terms of energy efficiency.
If you are planning a large-scale home renovation, a green roof is a great way to create a more sustainable home. Green roofs help to absorb heat from the sun and reduce the temperature of the roof during summer months but also assist housing heating systems during winter months by locking heat inside the home. Green roofs also absorb carbon dioxide and convert into oxygen contributing to air purification whilst also supporting wildlife habitats. Therefore, helping home's to reduce energy costs and support the health of their local environment.
If a new bathroom is on your home renovation agenda, by choosing a low-flow bathroom suite, you can help to save water and save on water bills. A standard toilet uses up to 30% of a home's total water usage; by introducing a dual-flush system, each flush uses less than 4 litres per flush, significantly reducing the amount of water used. Similarly, a low-flow showerhead can also help save water by using less than 10 litres a minute.
At Arc Design Services, we specialise in architectural design dedicated to offering a fresh and exciting approach to every project. With this in mind, Arc Design Services could help you incorporate sustainability into your existing home, renovation or extension project allowing you to seamlessly save money and save the environment. Contact our experts today at Arc Design Services at www.arcdesignservices.net or call 0161 928 4433.