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The demand for energy to satisfy human needs has never been higher and keeps on rising. As a result the cost of energy is at an all time high and scientists warn that the planet is on the precipice of disaster as a result of global warming. Building energy efficient buildings is one of the strategies that are part of an integrated plan to reduce energy demands. Below are some tips that can help people who are keen to build energy efficient homes either to save costs or to stop global warming.
1. Build as small a house as can comfortably accommodate your family. Smaller buildings generally require less heating, cooling, lighting and maintenance, all of which constitute a vast proportion of energy expenditure. Having extra space in your house only adds to your house’s energy consumption without necessarily adding to the occupants’ comfort. Read More…