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How to Make Your Home More Environmentally Friendly

How to MAKE YOUR HOME More Environmentally Friendly Outdoor Solutions Building materials - Wood can replace plastic, vinyl, and other synthetic building materials. • Wood is long-last -Natural materials do not emit harmful VOCS. • Natural materials like pine take less energy to fabricate. and can be recycled. Material Energy Required to Produce 1 kg CO2 emitted to produce 1 kg Wood 83 to 1.95 kilowatt-hours 44 to 1.02 kg emissions Steel 1.67 to 4.17 kilowatt-hours .87 to 2.19 kg emissions 9.02 to 16.76 kg emissions Plastic 17.2 to 31.95 kilowatt-hours Aluminum 68 kilowatt-hours 35.67 kg emissions Water harvesting and reuse Watering your yard with collected rainwater is a smart way to conserve water. 365.7 mm 352 Litres of water you can collect in Edmonton each year for every square meter of catchment area. Average annual rainfall in Edmonton, Alberta Gray water from your sink, shower, and washing machine can also be repurposed. Indoor Solutions Design Strategically place windows to help with indoor climate control. Sunlight warms the house naturally in winter. Cross breezes help to cool the house in summer. Skylights provide warmth and light in the daytime. Appliances ENERGY STAR-approved appliances save energy and reduce utility bills. Clothes washer Refrigerator Dishwasher Air conditioner Energy savings with ENERGY STAR option 20% 15% 10% 10% Cleaning supplies • Use eco-friendly products to minimize chemicals entering the water supply. • Green cleaning products are better for air quality and your health. alternative Energy Sources Solar Solar panels can be mounted on your roof or next to your house. Can be used for 0.7 tonnes C02 electricity Amount of annual household M water heating M space heating emissions you can eliminate with a solar water heater. Geothermal Uses the earth's natural heat to reduce or eliminate need for other fuel sources. Geothermal Can be used for heat pump 3to 7 tonnes C02 M water heating Amount of annual household emissions you can eliminate with geothermal energy. V space heating Water Heater Infographic provided by: KNOTTY PINE CABINS www.knottypinecabins.ca www.cabinscanada.ca Sources: greenliving.nationalgeographic.com/ecofriendly-ways-build-house-3159.html greenliving.nationalgeographic.com/ecofriendly-house-building materials 2464.html www.lowtechmagazine.com/what-is-the-embodied-energy-of-materials.html www.carbontrust.com/media/18223/ctl153_conversion_factors.pdf www.eldoradocountyweather.com/canada/climate2/Edmonton.html www.rainbarrelguide.com/how-much-water-can-you-collect-in-rain-barrels-during-a-rainfall/ www.earthfuture.com/climateenergy/tensteps/default.asp www.citizensforacleancaledon.org/57.html www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?fuseaction-find_a_product.showProductGroup&pgw_code-RF www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?fuseaction-find_a-product.showProductGroup&pgw_code-Cw www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?fuseaction-find_a-product.showProductGroup&pgw_code-CA energystar.supportportal.com/ics/support/kbanswer.asp?deptID-23018&task-knowledge& questionID-186328_utma-20819436.1075967672.1352748413.136027471.1360537793.17&_utmb =20819436.16.8.1360538009939&_utmc-20819436&_utmx=-&_utmk-202975250 energystar.supportportal.com/ics/support/kbanswer.asp?deptID-23018&task-knowledge& questionID-25155&.utma-20819436.1075967672.1352748413.136027471.1360537793.17&._utmb -20819436.22.8.1360538079669&_utmc-20819436&_utmx-&_utmk-135407T794 How to MAKE YOUR HOME More Environmentally Friendly Outdoor Solutions Building materials - Wood can replace plastic, vinyl, and other synthetic building materials. • Wood is long-last -Natural materials do not emit harmful VOCS. • Natural materials like pine take less energy to fabricate. and can be recycled. Material Energy Required to Produce 1 kg CO2 emitted to produce 1 kg Wood 83 to 1.95 kilowatt-hours 44 to 1.02 kg emissions Steel 1.67 to 4.17 kilowatt-hours .87 to 2.19 kg emissions 9.02 to 16.76 kg emissions Plastic 17.2 to 31.95 kilowatt-hours Aluminum 68 kilowatt-hours 35.67 kg emissions Water harvesting and reuse Watering your yard with collected rainwater is a smart way to conserve water. 365.7 mm 352 Litres of water you can collect in Edmonton each year for every square meter of catchment area. Average annual rainfall in Edmonton, Alberta Gray water from your sink, shower, and washing machine can also be repurposed. Indoor Solutions Design Strategically place windows to help with indoor climate control. Sunlight warms the house naturally in winter. Cross breezes help to cool the house in summer. Skylights provide warmth and light in the daytime. Appliances ENERGY STAR-approved appliances save energy and reduce utility bills. Clothes washer Refrigerator Dishwasher Air conditioner Energy savings with ENERGY STAR option 20% 15% 10% 10% Cleaning supplies • Use eco-friendly products to minimize chemicals entering the water supply. • Green cleaning products are better for air quality and your health. alternative Energy Sources Solar Solar panels can be mounted on your roof or next to your house. Can be used for 0.7 tonnes C02 electricity Amount of annual household M water heating M space heating emissions you can eliminate with a solar water heater. Geothermal Uses the earth's natural heat to reduce or eliminate need for other fuel sources. Geothermal Can be used for heat pump 3to 7 tonnes C02 M water heating Amount of annual household emissions you can eliminate with geothermal energy. V space heating Water Heater Infographic provided by: KNOTTY PINE CABINS www.knottypinecabins.ca www.cabinscanada.ca Sources: greenliving.nationalgeographic.com/ecofriendly-ways-build-house-3159.html greenliving.nationalgeographic.com/ecofriendly-house-building materials 2464.html www.lowtechmagazine.com/what-is-the-embodied-energy-of-materials.html www.carbontrust.com/media/18223/ctl153_conversion_factors.pdf www.eldoradocountyweather.com/canada/climate2/Edmonton.html www.rainbarrelguide.com/how-much-water-can-you-collect-in-rain-barrels-during-a-rainfall/ www.earthfuture.com/climateenergy/tensteps/default.asp www.citizensforacleancaledon.org/57.html www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?fuseaction-find_a_product.showProductGroup&pgw_code-RF www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?fuseaction-find_a-product.showProductGroup&pgw_code-Cw www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?fuseaction-find_a-product.showProductGroup&pgw_code-CA energystar.supportportal.com/ics/support/kbanswer.asp?deptID-23018&task-knowledge& questionID-186328_utma-20819436.1075967672.1352748413.136027471.1360537793.17&_utmb =20819436.16.8.1360538009939&_utmc-20819436&_utmx=-&_utmk-202975250 energystar.supportportal.com/ics/support/kbanswer.asp?deptID-23018&task-knowledge& questionID-25155&.utma-20819436.1075967672.1352748413.136027471.1360537793.17&._utmb -20819436.22.8.1360538079669&_utmc-20819436&_utmx-&_utmk-135407T794

How to Make Your Home More Environmentally Friendly

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