Everyone has an ecological ‘footprint’, a measurable impact on our planet. The good news is that we build highly energy efficient homes, which reduces the amount of energy that you will need for heating and lighting. This in turn reduces carbon emissions in the atmosphere that contribute to climate change.
There are many ways you could reduce your energy use and your energy bills, for example:
- How about turning the heating thermostat down one degree? – you could always put on a jumper
- When you leave a room, why not get in the habit of turning the lights off?
- It costs money and uses energy to leave appliances on standby or charge them for longer than necessary
- Save money by only boiling the water you need in a kettle and putting lids on pans when you cook
- Hanging clothes up to dry rather than tumble drying is free and much better for the environment
We only use water efficient fittings and appliances to help conserve precious water resources and save you money.
There are lots of ways you could save water too, such as choosing a quick shower over a deep bath and turning the tap off while you brush your teeth.
Plus, get creative in the garden and have fun providing much needed wildlife habitat or growing your own herbs, fruit and vegetables. The Royal Horticultural Society has lots of advice on edible and wildlife friendly gardening, composting and introducing water butts and other water saving ideas, so take a look at their website.