If you’re seeking a way to live in an environmentally friendly home, our team has you covered. By utilising sustainable design in your new home, you can decrease your electricity and water bills, minimise waste, and reduce the impact your home has on the environment.
Darren Walters and the No1 Property Guide team are in the business of getting renters into their dream home, and we want your new home to meet all your eco-friendly expectations. Our New Home Consultants will walk you through the entire homeownership journey, from financing right up to handing over the keys. Fill in our pre-qualification form and start the process of getting into your new home today.
Sustainable Building Design Ideas
Through thoughtful design and the careful selection of building materials, you can build a home that’ll minimise the effect you have on the environment. We’ve compiled some of the best energy-saving and eco-friendly ideas you can implement into your new home.
A great place to start decreasing your energy usage is with how you’re lighting your home. A significant chunk of your regular energy usage comes from the lights.
By using natural light, you’ll be limiting the need to turn on lights during the day. If your home maximises sunlight, your home will regularly be filled with a bright natural feeling while also lowering your power bill.
LED light bulbs are the latest and greatest in eco-friendly lighting technology. Compared to the old incandescent light bulbs, LED’s are brighter, last longer, use less energy, and will cost you less in the long run.
When you work with No1 Property Guide, you have the option to install your preferred lights as well as make additions to your home that’ll bring in more natural light. Contact our New Home Consultants by filling in our pre-qualification form to discuss all your new home options.
Regulating Your Home’s Temperature
The materials used in the construction of your home have a significant impact on how well your home regulates heat. If your home passively regulates the temperature, you won’t need to use air conditioning, and your home will naturally be more comfortable.
Your windows are the most exposed area of your home. You can reduce this exposure by installing double or triple glazed windows. Which are more effective at insulating your home compared to standard single-pane windows. This will keep you cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter.
There are also eco-friendly insulation options that regulate your home’s temperature. Glasswool is a cost-effective choice that’s mostly made from recycled glass bottles. Earthwool is another great choice that’s made from renewable bio-based materials.
If you seal your doors and windows properly, your home will be less susceptible to outside temperature changes. This lowers the energy needed to keep your house cool.
You’ll have a wide range of building materials and designs to choose from when you build with No1 Property Guide. We work with top-rated builders and only accept the highest quality standards for our clients’ new homes. To start your homeownership journey, contact us using our pre-qualification form.
Create Solar Energy & Reduce Water Usage
A big part of sustainable design is focusing on reducing energy usage and wasting less water.
During your day-to-day activities, you’ll be able to reduce the water you use, by installing water-saving devices. New appliances that use water are required to have a rating that serves as an easy-to-understand indicator of their efficiency.
If you install solar panels, you’ll be creating your own source of renewable energy. This will reduce your reliance on fossil fuels and dramatically cut or eliminate your energy bills. And the less energy your home uses, the more likely you’ll produce more energy than your house requires.
Save More Water with Sustainable Design
Many modern toilets, showerheads and taps use less water compared to older designs, and high-efficiency designs help you save even more water.
There are two leading options for sustainable water heating, solar heating systems and instant water heating.
Solar water heating uses renewable energy to keep water hot and ready to use.
Instant heating systems on the other hand eliminate the need for a tank at all. The water is simply heated on demand, which reduces wasted energy. These are available in electric, gas and solar models, with pros and cons to each.
You can also save money by lowering or eliminating your water bill by becoming self-sufficient and using your own water. You can put water tanks next to your house or install them underground. Allowing you to collect the water that falls off your roof when it rains which you can use for everything from washing the dishes to watering the garden.
Sustainable Designs – Make Power, Save Power
Lowering your energy usage is a sure-fire way of lowering your bills and living a more sustainable life. Most new appliances have an energy rating, that lets people easily see how energy-efficient appliances are. So, if you want your home to be as eco-friendly as possible, choose appliances that have high ratings.
You can lower or completely eradicate your power bill by installing solar panels and battery systems in your home. Reduce fossil fuels usage and live off your own energy by utilising sustainable solar design solutions.
Through the combination of producing your own solar energy and reducing the amount of energy you use, you can bring your homes daily impact on the climate down to almost zero.
No1 Property Guide is in the business of making your homeownership dreams come true. And we believe in building your home using sustainable design methods to maximise your energy-saving capabilities and minimise your power and water bills.
Start your homeownership journey today by filling in our pre-qualification form, and our team of New Home Consultants will work on your behalf to get you into your dream home.