A home in Yerres, France built for sustainability and efficiency.
On Earth Day an article was posted about things to consider if you wanted to build a house with a sustainability aspect. It shows that there are many options and many building techniques that could enhance a homes sustainability. There is more than just solar panels and wind turbines which the every day person probably thinks of first when talking about sustainable measures. When reading the article I realized insulation and sealing is one of the biggest factors in improving ones home. In order to conserve heat or air conditioning a concealed and correctly insulated home will need less heat or cool air to keep a comfortable temperature. There are a plethora of things to keep in mind. From little things like purchasing items that were made from recycled materials to using solar hot panels and photovoltaic panels, one can choose the level of sustainability their house will have. I thought this article was interesting because one day I would like to build a home that is completely sustainable.