Many of us are looking for ways we can lower our households’ carbon footprint and combat climate change.
Get the green light
Improved energy performance is more important than ever to homebuyers, with 32% of people listing it as a top priority in a recent survey by Redrow Homes.
While new homes have many inbuilt energy efficiency measures, there are other ways you can ‘go green’.
Lighting accounts for 15%* of a typical household’s electricity bill. You can instantly reduce your bills by switching to energy efficient lighting, fitted as standard in all new Redrow homes.
Ways you can save the environment & on your bills
While all Redrow’s appliances are A-rated or above, the average UK household could save £35 a year by switching them off and not leaving them on standby*. Other ways to ‘go green’ in the home include:
• Line-dry your washing
• Turn your thermostat down by one degree (saving £800 million if every UK household did this and cutting 3.3 million tonnes of carbon emissions per annum*)
• Take your tote bag shopping and ditch the plastic bags altogether
• Try home composting and transform your garden and food waste
• Swap wipes and paper towels for cleaning cloths
• Utilise ‘used’ dish water to water your plants
• Ditch single-use plastic: look out for refill products like washing up liquid and laundry detergent and invest in a water filter and reusable drinks bottle
• Invest in indoor house plants and turn some of that CO2 into O2!
• Grow your own fruit and veg – in a window box, a garden or allotment - find out more
*Statistics from the Energy Saving Trust