Designing sustainable and energy efficient homes is not just a matter of trimming the electrical bill, but instead building homes that will reduce our global energy footprint and provide healthy living spaces for generations to come.
It’s staggering how much energy is spent in homes. Buildings account for more than 1/3 of energy used in Europe and thus play a major role in our planet’s future, especially when considering that most of today’s inefficient buildings will be used by the next generation too.
It’s essential that we plan for the future, most of all when we design our homes. The challenge is combining healthy and sustainable living in new buildings. Take the opportunity to consider how natural lighting and better airflow might reduce the need for electrical lighting and air-conditioning, all the while providing healthier indoor spaces for future generations. Remember, change begins at home.