Lights: There's lots of light fixtures and switches and wiring and whatnot that ensure that you're saving the earth and your money. Everything from LED lighting to touch pad screens instead of actual switches are great energy efficient products to implement to your home.
Repurposed Wood: You can get repurposed wood from basically any place, just look online and you'll find lots of places where you can grab wood pieces. Lots of people have made repurposed wood into almost anything from tables to book shelves and even the flooring if you have lots of the same wood.
Heating & Cooling: Like lighting, there's lots of products out there that guarantee more energy efficient cooling and/or heating systems. For instance, according to the EPA, "geothermal energy is the most environmentally friendly heating/cooling system." But for that, you have to have lots of room in the yard to have a geothermal system built for it's built underground. There's actually lots of other ways to be energy efficient from underground like having wells which provide forced air to your home.
Green Roofs: Everybody knows about solar panels, so I won't talk much about that. But did you know you can grow plants on top of your roof? Not only will having drought-resistant plants look cool but having them will actually cut down on the solar absorption compared to other types of roofs. And that's just one method of having a green roof! Research online to find more!
Water Conservation: Aside from having water saving products around the house, you can go even further and implement water conserving tubing! A popular water saving tube is the PEX tubing which run from a manifold to the fixture itself. This guarantees that there won't be any leaks since there aren't joints because the lines are 'home run'. Having PEX tubing is also great because the manifold allows the user to turn on/off a water line which obviously helps save even more money!
What are some other great innovative solutions to making your house energy efficient?
Til Next Time,