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7 Ways to Make Your Luxury Estate Eco-Friendly in 2021
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7 Ways to Make Your Luxury Estate Eco-Friendly in 2021

As we progress further into the 21st century, climatologists and scientists across the world continue to issue warnings about the rate of global warming. The Earth continues to get warmer each year, and the ten warmest years on record have all been since 1998. 

While corporations remain the biggest culprits, the fact remains that we all need to take steps to reduce our carbon footprints. If you’re building or upgrading a house or luxury estate, now is the perfect time to make some green changes.

So what are some different sustainable elements that you can add?

Keep reading to learn about seven luxury eco-friendly features that you can add to your home.

  1. Sustainable Building Materials

Most modern homes use non-sustainable construction materials that come from far away. Aside from coming from less than ideal sources, this also wastes additional resources when companies ship the needed materials to you.

Although this is the norm, it wasn’t always. People used to always use locally sourced materials popular in their region. Homebuilders in the southern United States would use clay, while those in the North would use wood.

If you’re building a home or an estate, try to use materials that come from the region you live in. You also have the power to choose eco-friendly materials, like recycled steel, bamboo, and precast concrete. 

  1. LED Lights

Regardless of what sort of home you have or are thinking about building, choosing to get LED lights is one of the easiest things you can do.  

Modern LED lights are much more efficient than traditional bulbs. They also last for longer and don’t use up as much energy, which means that you can cut down on your  monthly energy bills . 

Smart light bulbs allow you to control them remotely with your phone. If you leave the house and remember that you forgot to turn them off, you can do so with just a few taps on your phone. 

  1. Private Gardens and Orchards

Gardening is a great way to clear your mind, connect with the Earth, and enjoy the fruits of your labor (literally). It’s also great for the environment, in more ways than one.

By adding an organic vegetable garden or orchard to your backyard, you create a scaled-down farmers market. You won’t have to promote the cycle of importing produce from far away and can instead eat your own food. 

Gardening also helps spread the natural cycle of growth and subsequent decomposition. It releases oxygen into the air along with sweet-smelling fragrances and aromas. 

  1. Green Roofs

If you’ve seen The Lord of the Rings, then odds are you’ve wanted to move to the Shire at one point. With rolling green hills and even natural green roofs, the home of the hobbits is a verdant paradise.

Today, modern and sustainable homes are taking a page out of Tolkien’s books with green roofs. This involves putting grass and shrubbery on roofs, balconies, and even walls. 

Green roofs do a better job at absorbing water, and also cut down on carbon emissions. What you’re left with is an aesthetically-pleasing and practical roof that helps to save you money by reducing your monthly energy costs. 

  1. Geothermal Heating Systems 

Geothermal heating systems are becoming more and more popular each year. Aside from being much more energy-efficient than traditional HVAC systems, they also do a much better job at heating your home. 

Instead of relying on a furnace and a series of vents to carry warm or cold air around a house, geothermal heating warms or cools an entire surface, like a wall or a floor. This is a much more efficient way to heat your home, which means that you’ll save money and enjoy more consistent temperatures.

You won’t have to worry about one room of your house being much warmer or colder than another. You’ll also reduce your carbon emissions.

  1. A Smart Thermostat 

No eco-friendly luxury home is complete without a smart thermostat. Like all smart devices, you’ll find smart thermostats to be intuitive and invaluable pieces of equipment. 

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Instead of setting a single temperature for your house, smart thermostats allow you to set a range. They also can change the temperature at different times. If you want it to be cooler at night but warmer in the day, you can program them to do that.

All of this creates a more efficient and sustainable living space. You also get the convenience of being able to control the temperature of your house from your phone.

  1. Solar Panels

Of course, solar panels should be on the roof of every eco-friendly luxury home. They’re one of the best ways to cut down on energy costs while also doing your part to help the environment.

Don’t get caught up in the misconception that because the area you live in doesn’t get a lot of sun, your home can’t benefit from solar panels. Most homes will be able to take advantage of them to some extent.

Make sure that you work with a reputable solar panel installation company, as they’ll be able to advise you on how you can best use them. We recommend Blue Raven Solar. Check them out here: blueravensolar.com/texas/arlington/.

Enjoy an Eco-Friendly Luxury Estate 

If you’re lucky enough to own a luxury estate, why not make it an eco-friendly one? Make a point to incorporate the seven points mentioned in this guide into your home. You’ll cut down on your carbon footprint, and save money each month. 

The environment and your wallet will thank you!

Did you enjoy learning about some luxury eco-friendly features? If you did, make sure to check out some of our other posts for more helpful guides and tips. 

 



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