Eco-Friendly Bathroom: 6 Ways to Go Green
Try these eco-friendly home improvement tips and enjoy a green bathroom.
Some simple adjustments to a bathroom can reduce its impact on the environment.
- Installing aerators on the faucet and showerhead will reduce the amount of water used.
- Using a low-flow toilet will use less water.
- Replacing a tanked water heater with a tankless model will reduce the amount of energy consumed and the cost to heat water. A tankless water heater will heat only what is needed, when it’s needed. Plus, it doesn’t require a pilot light, so it emits less carbon dioxide and improves indoor air quality.
- Compact fluorescent bulbs use less energy than incandescent bulbs and last much longer.
- When redecorating, look for paint with a low volatile organic compounds (VOC) label. These paints are less toxic.
- Even little things like selecting all-natural fabrics can help make your bathroom more green.
Extra Green Bathroom Tips:
- Faucets and showerheads with aerators use half the water flow with twice the power. If they were used nationwide, aerators could save 250 million gallons of water a year.
- Traditional hot-water circulating systems use a pump to send hot water from the water heater, to the faucets and back again. This type of system provides nearly instant hot water, but it wastes a tremendous amount of energy heating the water and moving it around.
Get five easy tips on greening your bathroom, from organic linens to water-saving fixtures.
Follow these energy- and water-conservation tips for the greenest bath around.
Smart, simple ways to make your decorating healthier for you and the environment.
Check out these 10 tips for going green with environmentally friendly products and practices you can implement around your home.
Learn how to use eco-friendly bathroom design to save energy and water, lower your utility bills and look beautiful doing it.
Turn your power-hungry kitchen into an energy-saving space buyers will love.
This year why not resolve to make a few simple lifestyle changes that could have a huge impact on the earth?
Lessen your environmental impact with these easy suggestions from an LEED-certified auditor.
Designer Catherine Nakahara creates a clean, contemporary kitchen featuring bamboo cabinetry, quartz countertops and a subway tile backsplash.
Earthworms can be beneficial in gardening; ordering their eggs can help you create an earthworm population in your yard.