Healthier Homes for Your Family & The Environment
What Does it Mean to Live with Operating Efficiency & Long-Term Utility Cost Savings?
The New Construction, Eco-Friendly Sustainable Homes Subdivision (Matthaeus Farms) between Port Washington and Grafton has opened my eyes to an entirely new type of housing. Homes in Wisconsin can now be built to be Energy Efficient and less impactful on the environment!
Living Sustainably with High Quality Construction
When it comes to the construction of new homes, builders are approaching the task with the goal of helping reduce the speed at which Earth’s resources are consumed. Using sustainable materials like Steel Roofing and Composite Siding goes a long way.
In other parts of the world, people are almost entirely self-sufficient in how they live, only eating food they grow such as milk, meat and eggs. Transportation is handled as a community resource with a focus on Energy Efficiency, such as carpooling, railways, buses and bicycling. Recycling also plays a large part in sustainability in other parts of the world, from reusing clothes and household utensils to recycling all kinds of plastics.
Some of these practices may seem extreme to heavy consumers like Americans, but being more environmentally conscious doesn’t mean having to give up your way of life.
Finding a Balance: Go Green with Matthaeus Farms
Homeowners don’t have to be completely self-sufficient to make a worthwhile contribution to improved sustainable living. Taking action when it comes to how you shop (cutting down on packaged goods), what you buy (local vs exotic produce), how you travel and, most importantly, where you choose to live can play a huge role in affecting positive change.
16 Easy Tips to Reduce, Reuse & Recycle at Home
How to Save Energy at Home in Wisconsin
1. Turn off Switches & Plugs When Not in Use.
2. Wash Clothes at a Lower Temperature & Avoid Small Loads.
3. Always Close the Fridge, Freezer & Oven Door Fully.
4. Invest in Drought-Proof Doors & Windows.
5. Take Quick Showers & Avoid Taking Long Baths.
6. Use Rechargeable Batteries & Lower Energy Lightbulbs.
7. Collect Rainwater & Use it to Water Your Garden or Wash the Car.
8. Buy at Farmers Markets or Grow Your Own Vegetable Garden.
9. Keep Household Scraps & Use Them as Compost.
10. Give Away Old Clothes to Local Charities & Foundations.
11. Try Repurposing Old Objects.
12. Only Buy the Amount of Food You Need to Reduce Waste.
13. Recycle Household Glass, Plastic, Card & Paper at Your Local Recycle Center.
14. Walk, Use Public Transport, Carpool or Switch to Electric Vehicles.
15. Build a Home Using Sustainable Materials. (More Info at Matthaeus Farms)
By reducing, reusing and recycling, we can all live a more sustainable lifestyle. Imagine the impact it would make if everyone did one or two things on this list every day. I’ll say it once and I’ll say it again: it starts at home.
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