f. Retrofit and construction
Floors: bamboo flooring is a green solution because it is a renewable resource that grows very quickly. Even under LEED, bamboo is recognized as an environmentally friendly material. Due to how fast it grows and regenerates, is the stuff of time to build an environmentally sustainable home.
Closet: First, take some time for yourself so you can organize your clothes well. Make green facilities such as adjustable shelves or containers made of composite wood panels or bamboo. These options can be used to store your underwear. Shelves can also store shoes and handbags.
Furniture: Do not buy new furniture, think Vintage: buying vintage furniture means your room will not look like every other living rooms, look for reused and recycled materials: to buy new wood furniture, make sure that the wood is certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC). Any furniture that claims to be a friend of the environment must be free of chemical flame retardants (PBDEs).
Paint and Wallpaper : If you are painting walls or furniture , use ecofriendly paints . Choose latex paints with low or zero - VOC or water-based ink instead of oil -based paints . Painting is an easy way to make a space to gain new or changing air vibe dramatically. If you want to put up wallpaper , always choose the type of free vinyl.
Roof : prefer structures that allow the use of green roofs and green for home gardens and plants that help to improve the thermal comfort of the property. If this is not possible, use nano - thermal paints that reflect both UVA and UVB rays , promoting the reduction of temperature inside the property and the cost of air conditioning.
Water use : install cisterns to collect rainwater for the purpose of watering the garden , cleaning the property and supply toilets .
Solar Energy: opt for installing solar panels for water heating and photovoltaic panels to supply renewable energy and a self - sustainable home.