Nature wants to nourish itself, and the consequences in the form of the climate crisis are proof that we must modify our ways to save and maintain our ecosystem. The waste that we create, whether it is personal or industrial, has an impact on our environment and, eventually, on us. Though we cannot assist reduce industrial waste emissions, we can certainly contribute by choosing greenhouses. Kushal Dev Rathi suggests some measures to convert a house into green homes.
What are Green Homes
A green home is a residence that is built to be ecologically friendly.
There are several ways to make a home green. These include:
• Investigating methods to enhance drinking and wastewater efficiency and management, collecting water for safe indoor use in novel ways, and generally reducing water use in buildings.
• Using fewer, more quality materials and producing less debris, as well as optimizing for the end-of-life phase of the building by planning for disposal trash reutilization.
• Breathing in the fresh air, maintaining high interior air quality through ventilation, and minimizing items and chemicals that emit hazardous or toxic fumes.
• Including natural light and perspectives to enhance building users’ solace of their surroundings, while also minimizing lighting energy requirements.
• Recognizing that our urban environment must conserve nature, and ensure that diversified species and land quality are safeguarded or improved, for example, by remediating and developing on contaminated land or establishing new green areas.
• Investigating methods to make our cities more productive by bringing agriculture into them.
• Communities, inquiring about what a building will contribute to its surroundings in terms of beneficial economic and social consequences, and including local communities in planning.
• Ensuring that transportation and distance to facilities are taken into account in the design, limiting the environmental effect of personal transportation, and supporting ecologically friendly solutions such as walking or cycling.
Investigating the potential of smart and information communications technologies to improve communication with the world around us, such as smart electrical grids that understand how to transfer energy where and when it is required.
• Attempting to reduce environmental consequences while increasing social and economic value throughout a building’s life-cycle (from design, construction, operation, and maintenance, to renovation and eventual demolition).
Kushal Dev Rathi, also known as the Green Man, believes that we will rescue the earth piece by little and step by step for future generations, but we must strive for it now.