Guest Post – Keep Cool & Save Cash with the Right Window Treatments

Reduce Footprints - With summer just around the corner, now is a good time to start thinking about buttoning up your home for maximum efficiency! This is especially true for those in areas of the country that experience extreme heat, which results in frequent overexertion of air conditioners. Air conditioning units consume energy in the form of electricity. When a home has a significant amount of solar heat gain with uncovered windows, this puts a greater strain on the unit resulting in more … [Read more...]

Guest Post – Why Electric Radiators Are Essential For Eco-Friendly Living

Reduce Footprints - For years night storage heaters have been the most globally popular technology for heating homes around the world. This has been largely due to home and business owners taking advantage of the low running costs they offer, even though there has always been a concern over the harmful carbon release resulting from such usage. But now thanks to 21st century technology, night storage heaters no longer have any benefits that modern eco-friendly electric radiators don't. On the … [Read more...]

Guest Post – Comparing the renewable energy markets in the UK and US

Reduce Footprints - In the UK renewable energy appears to be progressing in leaps and bounds. In the beautiful countryside solar farms are popping up on an almost weekly basis. Companies are embracing the need for and cost efficiency of renewable technology. The European Union Renewable Energy Directive has pushed Europe to making 20% of all its energy consumption from renewables by 2020. But how fair things across the pond? And are the renewable energy appetites being shared between the US and … [Read more...]

Guest Post – Linoleum Could Be the Best Flooring for an Environmentally Sustainable Home

Reduce Footprints - LinoleumAs a home builder, I know that choosing your flooring can be one of the hardest parts of decorating the interior of your home. The first step is to choose what type of flooring that you want –tile, carpet, or a beautiful hardwood. Many home owners choose linoleum flooring for the desirable sustainable qualities and modern appeal. Linoleum is made from linseed oil, rosin (from pine trees), wood flour, limestone, pigments and jute. Linseed oil is obtained from flax, and … [Read more...]

Guest Post – 3 Upcycling Ideas to Get You Started

Reduce Footprints - The time has come. You’ve got a house full of… stuff, for lack of a better word, and it needs to go. Whether if you’re planning on a new minimalist lifestyle, where you’re scaling back to the bare necessities, or you’re simply after a fresh (and tidier) start, you’re ready for a change. That old sofa with the coffee stains on its cover, the kitchen table with the one stumpy leg, those horrible lace curtains that your mum gave you, that belonged in the 80s… they’re going to go … [Read more...]