Every luxury home has the potential to be more “green” and sustainable. Sustainable design doesn’t mean having to “do without.” Luxury residences across the world now showcase green roofs, make use of passive design strategies, and reduce the world’s carbon footprint with reclaimed building materials.
Sustainable & Locally Sourced Materials – Sustainability embodies preserving all elements of the environment while using local material. Homeowners can reduce material costs by salvaging local materials to create home furniture and accent pieces. When choosing materials, try to choose items from the region which are best suited to the climate and the construction requirements for the particular region.
1. Home Gardens
Creating a home garden can help homeowners develop better physical and mental health as time outdoors has many positive wellness benefits.
Gardens have always been a great way to improve the look of the property and provide the owner with a private place for some outdoor relaxation. However, some gardens require a lot of irrigation, fertilizing, and tending to in order to look good. But, if you opt for local plants and greenery resistant to droughts, you can greatly reduce water demands. Additionally, planting vegetables and fruit can be as good for the Earth as it is good for you and your family. Eco-friendliness doesn’t have to involve living a life devoid of luxury. By utilizing these green features in your home, you can enjoy all the luxury and help keep the environment healthy and free of pollution.
2. Sustainable and locally sourced materials
Sustainability embodies preserving all elements of the environment while using local material. Homeowners can reduce material costs by salvaging local materials to create home furniture and accent pieces. When choosing materials, try to choose items from the region which are best suited to the climate and the construction requirements for the particular region.
3. Natural and LED lighting
An easy way homeowners can reduce costs is by taking advantage of natural lighting or LED bulbs. LED lights have become popular green features because they are more efficient than the ancient bulbs. A way to use natural light is placing a large mirror in a room which will reflect natural light. Or removing any curtains from your windows, curtains tend to have heavy materials that absorb natural light.
4. Luxury home and Smart technology integration
Blending architecture with advanced high-tech features, homeowners can save on energy emissions by controlling lighting, heating, irrigation, and sound while at home or away. Remote-control options allow owners to have control over their home even when they are away.
5. Solar Panels and tiles – Home energy storage
The sun provides more than enough energy in just one hour to supply our planet’s energy needs for an entire year. Your home can capture this free, abundant energy source through rooftop solar panels or tiles. Additionally, home batteries provide a more sustainable energy storage option for the future. With this intelligent software, homes can store electricity locally for later consumption. When paired with solar, the batteries are even more powerful.
6. Eco-friendly swimming pools
Swimming pools were never synonymous with eco-friendliness and sustainability. They are perceived to be very wasteful, especially in areas prone to frequent droughts, and they require many chemicals to stay clean and energy to stay warm. However, today there is a way to keep your swimming pool without creating a huge water and energy waste. There are pools that use solar panels for heating, have amazing heat retention properties, and even natural plants to keep them clean.