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  3. Masih ada banyak cara menurunkan berat badan yang lebih efektif, contohnya melalui makanan sehat dan bergizi. Konsumsi jenis bahan makanan yang tepat ternyata mampu membantu dalam proses penurunan berat badan. Berikut ini beberapa jenis super food yang bisa Anda konsumsi tiap hari! Daftar Makanan Sehat untuk Menurunkan Berat Badan Cepat dan Aman 1.Mentimun Dalam satu buah timun mengandung air yang banyak serta 45 kalori. Inilah yang mampu memberikan rasa kenyang dan menghambat nafsu makan. 2.Jeruk Lemon atau Nipis Kalau buah lemon dan jeruk nipis memang sudah terkenal sebagai bahan ampuh yang digunakan untuk menurunkan berat badan. Anda bisa konsumsi air lemon hangat di pagi hari agar lemak dalam tubuh perlahan hilang. 3.Brokoli Pada sayur brokoli ternyata terdapat berbagai zat penting yang bisa menghancurkan lemak jahat di dalam tubuh lho! 4.Sayur Kol Pada sayur kol, terdapat banyak vitamin, antioksidan, dan kandungan air yang banyak. Kol bisa menahan rasa lapar lebih lama sehingga cocok untuk menu diet. 5.Tomat Tomat juga mengandung kalori namun dalam jumlah yang sedikit. Selain itu, mengkonsumsi tomat akan membantu Anda untuk mengecilkan perut. 6.Jeruk Bali Siapa sih yang tak suka jeruk bali? Buah yang satu ini rasanya asam manis dan segar karena punya banyak kandungan air. Ternyata buah jeruk bali mengandung kalori yang tinggi sehingga bisa Anda jadikan menu diet andalan menggantikan sumber kalori berat pada nasi. 7.Yogurt Yogurt sangat penting untuk menjaga kesehatan pencernaan Anda dan juga mengandung kalsium tinggi. Kalsium ini sendiri dapat menurunkan berat badan dengan cara mengikat lemak yang ada di usus. 8.Oats Kalau makanan yang satu ini sering dijadikan sebagai menu sarapan sehat di pagi hari. Oats merupakan biji gandum utuh yang punya banyak manfaat seperti vitamin, serat, mineral, dan sebagainya. selain itu, oats juga mampu mengikat lemak dan menjaga kesehatan jantung. 9.Buah Apel Buah ini menjadi andalan utama untuk program diet, tapi jadikan apel sebagai selingan atau bahkan cemilan ya. 10.Sayur Bayam Pada bayam terdapat zat yang bisa membuat Anda lebih cepat kenyang. Anda bisa mengkonsumsi salad bayam sebagai hidangan pembuka agar mengurangi asupan karbohidrat. Sepuluh makanan sehat di atas dikenal sangat ampuh sekali untuk membantu menjalankan program diet sehat. Anda juga tak perlu khawatir karena bahan makanan tersebut sangat baik untuk kesehatan tubuh dan tidak menimbulkan efek samping. Cobalah untuk mulai menerapkan cara menurunkan berat badan dengan mengkonsumsi makanan sehat di atas secara rutin. Dijamin, berat badan Anda akan turun dengan cepat dan pastinya tubuh akan terasa lebih bugar.
  4. Tips Mudah Turunkan Berat Badan dengan Air Mineral - Ada banyak cara menurunkan badan yang digunakan sebagian besar orang, salah satunya seperti melakukan olah raga. Cara ini memang dibilang sangat ampuh sekali untuk membakar lemak yang tertimbun dalam tubuh. Hal ini karena tubuh yang selalu bergerak akan membuat proses metabolisme menjadi lebih optimal. Akibatnya, kalori serta lemak akan mudah terbakar habis melalui keringat. Cara Diet Unik Juga Digunakan Mungkin kalau olah raga dirasa kurang memberikan hasil yang maksimal, biasanya orang akan lebih memilih untuk melakukan diet tertentu. Pernahkah Anda melakukan beberapa bentuk program diet atau cara menurunkan berat badan lain seperti mengkonsumsi jamu tradisional atau minuman pelangsing lainnya? Namun beberapa orang yang pernah melakukan cara-cara tersebut masih mengeluh kalau berat badannya belum bisa turun secara signifikan. Ternyata ada cara menurunkan berat badan lain yang masih belum banyak diketahui orang padahal caranya sangatlah mudah. Diet air putih merupakan alternatif yang saat ini banyak diterapkan masyarakat baik untuk menjaga kesehatan tubuh ataupun menurunkan berat badan. Dalam hal ini, Anda akan mengkonsumsi lebih banyak air putih dibandingkan dengan biasanya. Jika Anda penasaran, bagaimana cara menurunkan berat badan aman dan cepat dengan mengkonsumsi air lebih banyak maka simak beberapa ulasannya di bawah ini. 1. Minum minimal 8 gelas Jika Anda kesulitan untuk memulai diet air putih karena harus mengkonsumsinya dalam jumlah banyak sedangkan Anda belum terbiasa maka usahakan minum minimal 8 gelas per hari dulu. Dalam 8 gelas putih kira-kira ukurannya setara dengan 2 liter air. Setelah terbiasa, maka Anda mulai konsumsi lebih banyak sekitar 3 liter tiap harinya. 2. Jangan minum dalam jumlah banyak sekaligus Banyak minum air putih memang bagus, terutama untuk menurunkan berat badan tapi jangan mengkonsumsinya dalam jumlah banyak sekaligus. Hal tersebut justru akan menimbulkan dampak buruk bagi kesehatan. 3. Hindari minuman manis dan gantilah dengan air putih Minuman manis seperti sirup, minuman berperisa memang terasa sangat segar namun memiliki kandungan pengawet serta pemanis buatan yang tinggi. Oleh sebab itu, usahakan menghindari jenis minuman tersebut dan gantilah dengan air putih. 4. Minum air putih sebelum makan Anda bisa minum satu hingga dua gelas air sebelum mulai makan untuk menimbulkan efek kenyang. Hal ini akan membantu Anda mengontrol nafsu makan yang berlebihan dimana berfungsi untuk menurunkan berat badan. 5. Mencampur air putih dengan buah atau sayuran Kalau Anda bosan dengan rasa air putih yang hambar maka bisa dicampur dengan berbagai jenis buah dan juga sayur. Ya, cara ini sering disebut dengan infused water yang memiliki banyak manfaat bagi kesehatan.
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  6. Protein sendiri merupakan salah satu cara menurunkan berat badan yang sangat baik dan juga menyehatkan tubuh. Banyak masyarakat yang berfikir kalau berbagai macam sumber makanan yang mengandung protein dihindari karena menyebabkan kegemukan, seperti pada daging, susu, jenis seafood, telur, keju, dan sebagainya. akan tetapi, tahukah Anda kalau protein punya banyak sekali manfaat bagi tubuh terutama dalam membantu proses diet? Membakar Kalori Lebih Banyak Tubuh membutuhkan waktu lebih lama untuk bisa mencerna protein dan itulah yang menyebabkan Anda merasakan kenyang lebih lama. Selain itu, zat yang satu ini juga bisa menyimpan cadangan energi di dalam tubuh lebih banyak. Memperbaiki Sistem Metabolisme Ketika Anda sedang menerapkan cara menurunkan berat badan aman dan cepat dengan berolah raga maka banyak sekali energi yang terbuang dan metabolisme tubuh menurun. Dengan konsumsi banyak protein maka akan membantu mengembalikan kekuatan otot dan jaringan lainnya. Membentuk Tubuh yang Bugar Percuma jika Anda berhasil menurunkan berat badan tetapi terlihat kurus dan tidak segar. Inilah fungsi utama protein dimana mampu membentuk otot tubuh yang sehat, kuat dan kencang. Dengan begitu, tubuh anda tak hanya kurus tetapi berisi, padat, dan juga bugar.
  7. Cara Efektif Menurunkan Berat Badan Dengan Berpuasa Rutin – Berbagai cara dilakukan semua umat manusia untuk lebih mendekatkan diri pada Tuhannya, entah itu dengan cara bersembahyang, bersedekah, ataupun berpuasa. Nah, ternyata berpuasa tidak hanya akan memberikan Anda pahala yang besar tetapi ada manfaat lain yang akan didapatkan yaitu kesehatan tubuh. Akan tetapi, dibalik itu semua ada lagi keajaiban puasa yang tidak banyak diketahui orang. Kegiatan ibadah yang satu ini ternyata mampu menjadi cara menurunkan berat badan yang sangat bagus dan pastinya sehat. Terbukti Sebagai Cara Diet Terbaik Ada sebuah penelitian kesehatan yang dilakukan oleh para peneliti di Utah dimana membuktikkan fakta kalau dengan berpuasa akan mengurangi resiko mengidap penyakit jantung serta mampu membantu mengurangi kelebihan berat badan. Saat melakukan puasa, kita memang dilarang makan dan minum dari sebelum subuh hingga terbenamnya matahari atau magrib. Selama proses tersebut maka tidak ada asupan apapun yang masuk ke dalam tubuh. Ini membuat seluruh sistem organ tubuh kita beristirahat dan ikut berpuasa. Jadi, bisa dikatakan kalau sistem pencernaan tubuh akan menjadi bersih karena tidak adanya asupan makanan yang aneh-aneh dan sembarangan masuk ke tubuh. Para ahli kesehatan juga banyak yang mengatakan kalau proses berpuasa bisa dijadikan detoksifikasi yang tepat dimana mengeluarkan semua racun dan sisa kotoran dalam tubuh. Cara Efektif Menurunkan Berat Badan Dengan Berpuasa Rutin 1.Jangan Balas Dendam Perut yang kosong karena seharian tidak makan dan minum tentu saja membuat rasa lapar yang luar biasa. Namun, jangan pernah melakukan aksi balas dendam ketika waktu berbuka karena akan berdampak buruk bagi kesehatan pencernaan. Selain itu, hal tersebut juga akan membuat proses penurunan badan Anda menjadi gagal total. 2.Jaga Asupan Karbohidrat Ingat, meskipun terasa sangat lapar tapi Anda harus tetap menjaga asupan karbohidrat, baik saat sahur maupun berbuka. Karena kandungan karbohidrat pada nasi putih terlalu tinggi dan berbahaya, maka Anda bisa menggantinya dengan nasi merah, jagung rebus, kentang, atau umbi-umbian. Nasi merah mengandung lebih banyak serat yang membuat perut terasa kenyang lebih lama. 3.Tetap Berolah Raga Berpuasa bukanlah suatu halangan bagi Anda untuk tetap aktif bergerak atau berolah raga. Tidak bisa dipungkiri memang kalau badan terasa sangat lemas dan pastinya mudah sekali haus. Akan tetapi, cara menurunkan berat badan aman dan cepat akan lebih optimal jika Anda mengimbanginya dengan berolah raga. Karena sedang berpuasa, kurangilah waktu berolah raga dan jangan terlalu di forsir. Atau, lakukanlah jenis olah raga ringan seperti bersepeda, lari pagi, senam yoga, atau yang lainnya. 4.Hindari Tidur Sesudah Makan Sahur Memang tidak bisa dipungkiri kalau sehabis melaksanakan makan sahur, hasrat untuk kembali tidur lebih besar. Apalagi ditambah dengan udara subuh yang dingin, perut sudah kenyang, dan mata yang masih lengket karena mengantuk. Tapi, jika Anda tetap melakukan aktivitas tersebut maka akan semakin banyak kalori yang tertimbun dan menjadikannya lemak.
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  9. Finished decorating the interior of your home? Unluckily, you have neglected your outdoor living spaces. It is one of the most important part of home, when it comes to decorating the home. The Fundamentals Outdoor space is as exceptional as the structures they grace. Based on the age, type and style of your residence, you can have anything from a small balcony to an extravagant outdoor living space.You should always choose the furniture and accessories that complement your interior design. However, if you have just purchased outdoor furniture, you know the style choices can be awesome. Here are a few outdoor furniture style trends, which can make selection process a little bit easier for you. Hotel Enhancement Suppose you require outdoor furniture for hotel in L.A., Miami or on the French Riviera, so the outdoor space furniture must contain sleek lines and interesting angles. Comfortable couches, spacious patio chairs and daybeds with retractable canopies are designed to spend away hours in the sun. Retro influences also incorporated using circles, curves and egg shapes. Gleaming metals, tightly woven resins and state-of-the-art plastics are some of the materials used for the construction of hotel outdoor furniture. Rustic Furniture Your outdoor space is always incomplete without a grouping of rustic furniture pieces. Some of the most popular styles are Adirondack and log furniture.The ancestor to the modern Adirondack chair was designed in the year 1903 by famous Thomas Lee, while vacationing in Westport, New York. He outdoor chairs he designed featured a straight back and seat, and a wide armrests to add stability on inclined surfaces. Nowadays, Adirondack pieces are fabricated from poly lumber, compressed fiberboard and other eco-friendly materials. Also, the latest Adirondack pieces come in a rainbow of colors to mix and match.This outdoor furniture is fabricated using durable hardwoods so as to become all-weather resistant and reliable under extreme weather conditions. Outlandish If you are a travel and adventure loving person and looking for something to match with, Balinese-style outdoor furniture may just be the thing for you. The quality and durability Inherent in most outdoor furniture manufactured by Brooks is second to none. We provide top-notch furniture experience. Crisp, white cotton cushions paired with dark color furniture adds beauty to the garden space. It offers a classic and relaxed atmosphere to your space. It can be easily mix with other furniture styles to create an extensive and appealing look. Furniture is something which needs to be purchased from fair trade companies that employ forest stewardship and safe harvesting practices. Brooks has been prime rattan garden furniture seller in UK for more than 30 years. Decoration with Wicker Furniture Wicker furniture has always been the best as an outdoor material. We offer extensive range of wicker furniture. You can select any of your choice. You can also provide a custom look to the furniture, matching up with the colors of your house or the surrounding landscape and flower beds. A covered patio is the ideal setting for genuine wicker. If you are looking for premium looking yet durable wicker furniture, look no further than the all-weather variety furniture offered by Brooks. We offer furniture that can handle the heat, sun and cold winter temperatures like a pro and is therefore all weather resistant. The furniture we offer is also weatherproof, UV-resistant and resin is woven over a solid aluminum frame. It is also maintenance free, just wipe it with clean cloth and it is ready for a gathering of family or friends.
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  11. A global concern in the late years has become adapting to an environmentally friendly lifestyle. This includes limiting the waste of different kinds, recycling and educating children in the spirit of recycling and caring for the environment. After all, recycling should become a common sense action. However, in less developed countries, only now such practices seem to emerge. However, this is not the case of Canada, a country with a long history of recycling and searching for environmentally friendly solutions continuously. For instance, this company specialised in metal recycling in Toronto has a history of ten years of helping the environment in a sustainable manner. Moreover, their services allow increasing the metal recycling rates in order to avoid over exploitation of the ferrous and nonferrous metals. Besides the large companies, we all comply with a set of rules, written or common sense rules, in order to minimise our impact on the environment. Minimising the energy consumption, creating a well-documented waste management plan and recycling are some steps we must take in order to succeed. However, our care for the environment must not be hard to understand, given the fact that we must preserve it for the future generations. Below are some simple steps we could take in order to adapt our lifestyle to an environmental friendly one. Recycling comes in many forms and it’s easy to accomplish Although many think of recycling as a complicated process, we must know that we only need to put minimum efforts into managing it. Take metal recycling as an example. In order to properly manage this process, we only need a minimum amount of tools, and some attention to what lies around in our houses, garages and backyards. Moreover, many have found that done regularly, metal recycling is a great way of making an additional amount of money. As a matter of fact, you only need a magnet and several containers in which to sort out your metals, if you want to succeed at metal recycling. The magnet will help you differentiate between ferrous and nonferrous metals, and the containers will host them until you reach a recycling centre. About the prices of diverse metals, you could get the necessary information from official websites. They provide all the prices for diverse metals, making it easier for you to figure out the amount of money you should get from a recycling centre. You can find waste metals in diverse objects, from empty soda cans, old automobiles, or even old cutlery and kitchen appliances. Of course, if you don’t want to take your metals to a local metal recycling centre, you could develop your own DIY projects and repurpose them in decorative or practical objects. Ideas are plenty; you only have to look in the right places. Develop a sustainable waste management plan Since waste management has become a serious issue and concern in the past few years, you should take your time and develop a sustainable plan. Specialised agencies came with plenty of tips and tricks, and we will present you a couple of those. Specialists advise us that before implementing a plan, we must first assess the amount of waste that we produce. Take note of the fact that waste disposal is not cheap and it is better to prevent the accumulation instead of getting rid of it. Moreover, prevention is even more eco-friendly than disposing it. You could limit the amount of waste that you produce by only using those particular materials and products that are recyclable. If not, take them to dedicated recycling centres. Light bulbs, electronic waste, they all need to be disposed in a certain way. It is advisable to find a reliable company to help you with this process, because it is in fact under strict regulations. Invest in solutions to minimise the energy consumption Energy audits, home insulation solutions and proper heating system installation might seem as unnecessary expenses for many. But while they minimise one’s impact on the environment, these solutions are also perfect for decreasing the energy bills a family has. Insulation will minimise the energy consumption necessary to maintain a proper indoor environment. This will decrease the greenhouse gas emissions, therefore the impact your household has on the environment. This also applies to HVAC installation services as well. Done improperly, these systems will have a higher negative impact on the environment, due to increased levels of greenhouse gas emissions. These are three of the most common solutions one could implement in their household in order to reduce the negative impact of the modern lifestyle on the environment. Always try to educate your children in this way and involve them in recycling, waste management and so on.
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  14. Staying cool in the summer doesn't mean that you have to waste electricity. Most people in the neighborhood and in the city will have an air conditioner of some kind on when it's hot, draining power from the grid that could cause a blackout if there is too much energy being used. There are a few tips to keep in mind to keep from sweltering while staying comfortable at the same time. Keeping The Unit Off It might seem futile, but keeping the air conditioner off can sometimes help with keeping the home cooler. If the unit has to run all day in order to cool the home, it can begin to struggle. When the unit struggles, it doesn't put out as much cold air as it could, which means that it will run longer. This defeats the purpose of even using an air conditioner because you're spending more money in electricity. Turn the unit on in the morning to get the home cool before turning it off throughout the rest of the day. A fan near the unit will help to circulate the air faster. Update The Air Conditioner If you have a window unit, then you know that they can run all day long without cutting off. This is throwing money out the door and wasting power as it only cools one or two rooms at a time. Upgrade the unit to a central air system that will cool the entire home. Companies like MTA Australasia often have plenty of choices that might work for your home, and you can consult with them if you’re not sure. You can adjust the thermostat to a comfortable setting so that the air doesn't come on as often. Check the filter to see if it's clean, replacing it or cleaning it as needed. Keep The Sun Out Close the blinds and the curtains to make it as dark in the home as possible. Keeping the sun from penetrating the home will help to keep the temperature a bit lower without using any kind of electricity. It's also sometimes more relaxing to be in a darker room. If you're not home during the day, then this is sometimes the best option to save electricity along with keeping a ceiling fan on in the room. Natural Air On cooler days, open the windows to allow fresh air to circulate. This will cut back on the lights that are on in the home as well as the air conditioning unit. The best time to do this is at night so that the home gets cooler in a shorter time. There's nothing like being too hot in the home in the summer. Fortunately, there are some things that you can do during the day that will provide comfort while saving money. Use fans when possible, and keep the windows open to let air flow through the home.
  15. If you are looking to save money by generating your own power at home, solar is the way to go. To completely wipe out your utility bills, you have to get a system that is big enough to generate all the power that you need. Once you have your materials, you can maximize energy production by putting them in the right places and keeping them maintained. Calculate Your Needs Before You Buy Before you shop for solar panels, you should know how much electricity your home needs. You can figure this out by looking at your utility bills to see how many kilowatt-hours you used. To account for seasonal energy demand and consumption trends, you should look at statements from the past year. Once you know how much energy you use, you can figure out how big your solar power system needs to be. Panels almost never produce their maximum rated power. You have to buy more kilowatts than you use to account for the amount of sunlight your location receives. The U.S. Department of Energy has some useful equations and maps that will help you calculate how many kilowatts you really need to meet your energy needs. Make sure you explore all of your options by checking out inventory from suppliers like ML Solar and any other place so you can get the best price. Put Your Panels in the Right Place Even if you buy enough solar panels, they won't work too well if you install them in the wrong position. They obviously need to go in a sunny spot, but you should understand a few other positioning factors that will affect your power system's performance. In the Northern Hemisphere, the sun is on the southern horizon, so south-facing panels get the strongest sunlight. If this is not an option on your property, west is the next best choice. This is because homeowners tend to use the most electricity in the late afternoon, especially during the summer air conditioning season. Your panels also need to be placed at an angle in order to receive the most direct sunlight. The size of this tilt depends on your location and the time of year. You can use this calculator to determine the proper angle for your setup. It is best to buy some adjustable racks to properly tilt your panels toward the sun's rays as the seasons change. They will pay for themselves with the extra power you will produce. Keep Your Panels Working Well Solar power systems are very low maintenance, but there are a few things you need to do to ensure a continuous supply of power. Most of the work involves cleaning the panel surfaces to remove the grime that blocks sunlight. Washing dust and bird droppings off your system is very similar to washing a car, but you should use a special kit that is designed for cleaning solar panels. Your system won't produce a lot of power if it is blocked by leaves in the fall and snow in the winter. Make sure you clear them off whenever you rake your lawn and shovel your driveway. If there are any trees near your solar array, you also may need to trim the branches whenever they grow big enough to cast shade over your panels. A solar power system will produce all the electricity that you need with the right research, setup, and maintenance. When you keep the right sized system working efficiently in the right place, you can say goodbye to all those high energy bills.
  16. The average American uses around 100 gallons of water every day while most Europeans use only 50 gallons per day and those in parts of Africa that have very poor access to water use only 5 gallons per day. While those living in third world countries certainly do not have access to enough water for the great hygiene habits that those in first world countries do, you might wonder what the difference is between how Americans live versus how Europeans live. What are some ways that Americans can cut down on their daily water usage to protect the valuable resource that you have? Repair Leaky Faucets Leaky faucets may not seem that bad, but the waste can quickly add up, totaling up to 50 gallons per day for a minor leak. You may be able to tackle some leaky faucets in your kitchen and bath yourself, but calling a professional from a company like The Clean Plumbers is ideal for ensuring that all parts are installed and secured correctly. Also, watch out for leaking spigots on the outside of your house. Install Low-Flow Showerheads You mostly likely use between 10 to 20 gallons of water for every five minutes that you spend in the shower. Cut this number in half by installing a low-flow showerhead. If you need a more powerful burst of water to rinse out your hair, this showerhead lets you do that, but for the majority of your shower you will only need a small amount of water. Choose Eco-Flush Toilets Older toilet models used close to four gallons of water per flush. A low-flow toilet uses less than two gallons per flush, saving over 12,000 gallons of water per person per year. Since toilet flushing can account for up to a quarter of your daily water usage, this is a prime way to save. Put the Dishwasher to Good Use Surprisingly, newer models of dishwashers are far more water and energy-efficient than hand washing dishes is. Be sure that the dishwasher is full when you start it, however. Additionally, with most newer models, there is no need to pre-rinse your dishes. Turn Off the Water One of the simplest ways to save water in your house is to turn off the water when you are not using it. Do not let the water run in the kitchen as you are prepping food. Rinse fruits and vegetables all at once instead of a little at a time. Be sure to turn off the faucet while you brush your teeth. Most Americans have ready access to plenty of water and think nothing of using plenty of it for a variety of everyday needs. However, if you live in an area that has gone through a drought, you know how precious water is and how much it needs to be guarded as a limited resource. Take some or all of these steps now to conserve water throughout your home.
  17. There are a number of reasons to repurpose your farm for sustainable farming, one of them being increased efficiency and decreased upkeep and production costs. But beyond that, sustainable farming entails the simple premise of introducing environmentally-friendly practices and techniques that will not only preserve the nature, animal welfare and the surrounding ecosystem, it will also aid in the battle against global warming by cutting down on greenhouse gases emission and energy and water consumption. The benefits are numerous to switching to sustainable farming, and here is how you can do it safely and effectively. Assess the natural resources One of the key elements of sustainability is giving back to nature as much as you are taking from it, if not a bit more. Given the fact that agriculture is the leading consumer of fresh water in the world, it’s very important to asses where your natural resources are coming from and what you can do to minimize their consumption. One of the things you can do is change the way you use water for irrigation purposes and introduce an eco-friendly irrigation system such as rain water harvesting. Additionally, you want to minimize the negative impact of energy consumption and the burning of fossil fuels by implementing a solar, wind-powered or other renewable energy source to power you farm which will in turn result in decreased operational expenses, among other, eco-friendly benefits. Adopt a green mindset If you want to minimize expenses, save the environment and boost productivity, you need to think of areas where you can implement a recycling practice. This means using recyclable materials, investing in quality reusable tools and equipment as well as reducing and optimizing the consumption of resources. Also, implement some smart ideas such as attracting animals that are beneficial to your operation, like birds, ladybugs and bats that will feed on insects but not on the crops. Introduce managed grazing, the practice of rotating the grazing areas of livestock - this will reduce erosion, help with soil fertilization, and control weed growth. Assess and feed the soil Soil structure, acidity and care are your most important factors that will determine the growth of plants and the health and quality of livestock. Therefore it’s imperative to check the soil for its fertility, differences in acidity that suit different types of plants and animals and finally, to determine the best upkeep practices. These are very delicate tasks and they are performed by professional geotechnical engineering consultants that specialize in soil assessment, management and green waste removal practices. Speaking of waste removal, sustainable farming means cutting down on waste production and eliminating waste accumulation and transportation of non-recyclable materials to landfills, by implementing recyclable, reusable and renewable practices across the farming operation. Managing the soil properly will mean the difference between healthy, sustainable agriculture and a red light from the governing bodies. Some of the best practices include managing soil distribution. This means that you should limit and eliminate any practices that might disrupt the health of the soil, such as excessive fertilizer or pesticide use, improper use of inputs, compacting and tiling. Secondly, diversify your crops and plant crops throughout the year. Biodiversity feeds the soil with more nutrients and helps control weed growth and the spread of disease. Additionally, you can help feed the underground root network by growing living roots, as root sugars give the necessary organisms to the soil in order to promote plant growth and nutrient distribution. In conclusion Sustainable farming is not a taxing chore, it’s an investment for the future. With its eco-friendly practices and renewable production methods, sustainable farms are able to not only preserve the surrounding ecosystem and reduce the harmful footprint humans leave on the planet, but also bring healthier products to the consumers and minimize costs for the farmer.
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  20. During the warm summer season, your business may heavily rely on your commercial HVAC system for climate control. Summer months are known for high humidity levels and intense temperatures, and both of these issues can combine together to create an unbearable indoor environment unless you have cool air from your HVAC system streaming into your space. Now is the ideal time to set up maintenance service for your commercial cooling system by reaching out to a reputable HVAC service provider. By doing so, you can enjoy several important benefits throughout the summer and beyond. Save Money on Energy Costs Preventive HVAC maintenance is designed to clean the system’s components as well as to replace damaged or deteriorating components. Both dirty and damaged components can make your system operate less efficiently. Some aspects of the system may overcompensate to make up for damaged or dirty components resulting in the system running for longer periods of time or turning on more frequently than it otherwise would need to. This ultimately means that your system will use more energy throughout the summer months than it otherwise would need to. You can save money on energy bills by setting up preventive maintenance service. Improve System Longevity The last thing you want is to pay for an expensive HVAC replacement service before it is absolutely necessary. These systems can cost thousands of dollars or more to replace, and you understandably want to maximize the life of your HVAC unit. Companies like Ragan Mechanical Inc. can perform annual system maintenance on your HVAC unit. This can help your system to function more efficiently to decrease wear and tear. Keep Repair Issues at Bay Through unnecessary wear and tear on your system’s components, you can keep repair issues at bay. HVAC system repair issues can result in expensive repair services. They can also lead to downtime that can interfere with the operation of your business, and this can be costly to endure. Preventive maintenance can identify developing repair issues before they cause a complete system malfunction. Furthermore, because preventive service decreases wear and tear, fewer new repair issues may develop. Given the importance of your commercial HVAC system, it is imperative that you ensure that it is in great working order before you turn it on for the first time this summer. You can easily schedule preventive maintenance service for your system today, and you can take advantage of these fabulous benefits all summer long.
  21. Having a garden in your own backyard can be a highly rewarding notion. You can either make a beautiful flower-garden and use it as your own private little oasis or you can grow vegetables in it. The latter method allows you to produce organic food for you and your family and save some money along the way. Whatever your choice may be, the key to making your gardening efforts more efficient mostly lies in how diligent you are when it comes to its maintenance. One of the huge items on this list is the question of watering. Most domestic watering methods are inefficient and waste too much water, however there are a few ways you can make this both effective, environment friendly and inexpensive. 1. Drip Irrigation Image source: Flickr It would simply be unfair to start this list with any other method, seeing how it is the pinnacle of both simplicity and frugality. All you need for this to work is a hose long enough, that you will strategically deploy all across your garden. After this, you need to poke tiny holes in this hose (as small as possible) so that it starts dripping in all the right places once you turn the tap on. As for the tap itself, it is in your best interest to open it as little as possible, because too much water will create pressure that will probably destroy the whole system. 2. Using the Bucket. The greatest problem with the previous idea is that it relies on tap being constantly open. Instead of it, some people decide to use a bucket or a barrel filled with water with a tiny hose attached to it. This bucket would have to be elevated on a platform of any kind (even things such as stone, chair or an old tree stump will do the trick) in order to allow the flow even to the water at the bottom of the bucket. Another advantage of this method, which shouldn’t be overlooked, is that it allows you to use gathered rainwater, which makes your efforts planet-friendlier (not to mention more money-saving). 3. A Plastic Bottle System Another course of action you could take (perhaps even simpler than the drip irrigation one) is the so called plastic bottle irrigation. All you need to do here is take a large plastic bottle and poke few holes at its bottom. After this, you need to bury its lower half into the ground and fill the bottle with water. This way, it will gradually release water. When you take a closer look at it, this system is cheaper in the long run since it uses a finite amount of water, instead of relying on the tap that never ends running. 4. PVC Drip Irrigation A PVC drip irrigation method is an ingenious and simple project, which can be made for as little as $50 and is specifically designed to minimize your water spending. Here, all you will need are some PVC pipes (both 3/4″ and 1/2″), end caps, elbows, connector tees, ball valves, some PVC cement, pipe straps and some screws to attach them. All of these, are standard and can be found in any hardware store. As for the tools you will need, a simple hammer, nails and a drill will do. Now, assembling it is a bit tricky, but those determined to go through with it can find an in-depth-tutorial here. 5. Getting Serious Even though most of the above mentioned methods did usually cost under $10 to make, there is no reason why inexpensive should serve as a synonymous for next to nothing. For just a bit more, you could get some plastic ground stakes, tee connectors, micro sprayers and even some retractable hose reels. In this way, you can make a sprinkler system, almost authentic to those that can be seen in stores and ensure that your garden is always taken care of properly. In Conclusion Keeping your garden safe during the summer is a vital task, but it is also something you need to start worrying about on time. Even though you don’t have to go out right away and start working on the system, it would be smart to at least start doing some research on which of these methods would suit your needs, and those of your garden, the best. The prices of all the above mentioned are fairly low, especially when considered with the prices of commercial DIY systems. You should also keep in mind that this project is not something you will do every year. Overall, undertaking such an effort is always more than worth it.
  22. Recently, Florida witnessed two very powerful solar inclusions. Martin Next Generation Solar Energy Center completed in 2010 and Jacksonville Solar Project completed in 2013 can together power 12,400 Florida homes. While many in Tampa are considering installing solar panels for their homes and commercial spaces, the one sector that often goes unnoticed is health. Did you know that hospitals across the nation are quietly joining the solar revolution by embracing the sun’s energy? In Central Florida, for instance, James A. Haley VA Medical Center has started its $20 million project to go solar. This is only a reflection of the trend that you may notice in many other parts of the country. Across the US, more and more hospitals are switching to solar to cut costs and reduce their carbon footprint. Boulder Community Hospital Foothills Campus in Boulder, Colorado, Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo, Michigan, Laguna Honda Replacement Hospital and Rehabilitation Center in San Francisco, California and The Patrick H. Dollard Discovery Health Center in Harris, New York are some of the green hospitals in the US that have taken a lead role in environment stewardship by embracing solar. So what makes solar such a viable solution for the healthcare sector? Below are some of the major reasons: Embracing Solar Makes a Sound Business Sense In any given economy, hospitals are among the greatest energy consumers of all institutions. Rooftop solar panels help healthcare facilities meet their energy requirements in a cost-effective way. As compared to the rates of conventional resources, solar energy is way more affordable. Most importantly, as opposed to fossil-fuel-based electricity, whose price surges by leaps and bounds every year, the cost of generating solar energy tends to drop with each passing year. A plunge in the energy expenditure will translate into substantial annual savings for hospitals which, in turn, can be utilized for providing better services to patients. Moreover, solar PV systems can open up an additional stream of income for hospitals, too. They can make some extra earning by selling excess electricity to their local grid via Feed-in Tariffs. Solar Provides the Ultimate Solution for Power Back- Up Woes Hospitals need a round-the-clock undisrupted power supply to carry on with their critical operations. Be it for running the basic equipment like fan, light, refrigerators, and air conditioning systems or operating surgical and other critical medical devices, hospitals consume a lot of electricity on a day-to-day basis. But what happens in the case of a power outage? Shortage in power supply may bring the entire system to a grinding halt. Investing in an in-house solar plant can enable hospitals to deal with such emergencies. In fact, the cost of power backup can be brought down virtually to zero by running hospitals on solar. This saving, in turn, helps hospitals to improve their bottom lines. As opposed to noisy, fume-spewing diesel generators, solar electricity is clean and green and thus helps maintain a peaceful environment within the premise. Solar Opens Up Access to Government Funds Across the country, different types of financial incentives are available at the national, state, and local levels that hospitals can avail for installing solar panels on their premises. For example, in California, the state's Energy Commission provides financing for hospitals through low-interest loans for feasibility studies and the installation of energy-saving measures under its Energy Efficiency Financing Program. In many other states, funds are available in a variety of forms including grants, tax credits, loans, and more. Many Tampa homes have opted for solar panels for residential use. The good news is that solar for hospitals are also catching up fast. This is an inspiring trend which will hopefully help many more people to embrace solar in their daily lives.
  23. If you or your family members have trouble breathing when you're outside or even inside your home, then you might want to think about the local environment. The air that you breathe can affect almost every aspect of the body. It can even affect your moods and how you feel on a daily basis. Keep in mind that it's not just one thing in the environment that impacts the health. It's a culmination of variables that you need to be aware of so that you can take care of your family. Here are just a few things that you need to take into consideration: Air Quality When you go outside, you might sense a heavy feeling in the air. This is a sign of poor air quality for the day. Everything from high humidity to smog and pollution from local businesses and cars can create a poor air quality. One of the things that you can do to help this situation is to carpool or use public transportation instead of driving every day to work, especially in the summer when air alerts are higher. Staying Hydrated If you have water through a city or county supply, then you probably know that there are times when the water can taste more like chemicals than tap water. Some areas add chemicals to the supply to filter out bacteria and other items that might be unhealthy. A wastewater treatment plant often filters the supply before it's delivered to homes, but there are times that contaminations still get through. If you feel like any contamination is getting through, though, you should contact your city to make sure that the water source is going through proper and efficient waste and water treatment. Meanwhile, you can boil water that you think is unhealthy or contact your local government office to make a complaint. Don’t hesitate, however, to keep looking into the issue and researching more info about it. What You Eat Some people might not think that the food that you eat is a part of the environment, but where do you think that you get the meat, vegetables and fruits that you consume? If there are pesticides or bacteria or any other items that interfere with the food that you eat, it can make you sick. There are even times when these contaminants can cause death. This is why you want to clean the foods that you prepare and shop from local farmers as much as possible. Trash Compacting When you walk along the streets and sidewalks in your town, you can sometimes see litter along the way. Some towns have more trash on the ground than others. Living in a town that doesn't seem to care about the appearance can take its toll on your mental health and make you want to move if it gets too bad. Do your part by picking up trash that you see and putting it in a proper disposal. The environment can do more harm than good for the body and mind if there are negative aspects. There are groups that you can join to positively change the environment so that it's healthier for you and the family. If necessary, stay inside as much as possible on days that just aren't ideal to be outside.
  24. In America's cities, it is a necessity to have clean water for consumption, bathing, and everyday use in order to stay healthy. With so many people living in these areas, it can be hard to keep water safe and clean. There are things that you can do to make sure that your household use doesn't negatively affect the water supply in your area. From pollution runoff from agricultural facilities affecting the water table to toxic chemical dumping in rural areas and even littering, many people have no idea how dirty their drinking water actually is. What Can You Do To Help? One way that you can make sure that you are not contributing negatively to the pollution of water in our cities is to be sure that you are not flushing or washing any type of volatile or potentially harmful chemicals down the drain when you are using them. Always be sure to dispose of chemicals properly. When washing animals or cars outside, try to use environmentally safe products that won't add to the pollution in groundwater sources. Sewage treatment plants can produce lots of pollution as well, so it is important to make sure that you are protecting yourself from untreated groundwater. Also, when you move into a new residence or install new toilets, it is a good idea to make sure that your toilets are equipped with water-saving devices. There are many ways to conserve and treat polluted water. Keeping Your Own Water Clean In-home water purification systems are a growing trend in keeping drinking water safe and clean for everyday use. Rather than buying bottled water and using expensive chemical treatments to keep water clean, purifying water as it is brought into the home is a very smart idea. Your purification system can be installed directly to the water pump in the home or directly onto the faucet as water comes out. New brands of refrigerators also come with water filtration systems and can help keep clean water a constant factor in your home. What About Outside My Home? You might wonder what you can do to make sure that you are getting clean water when you are outside of the home as well. There are a few ways to do this. You can carry a portable water filter that attaches to faucets with you. You can also be sure to only patronize reputable establishments that support environmental wellness. Closer to home, it is necessary to make sure that you are not polluting your own yard. Adding things like fertilizer to your soil can make your water table toxic and unhealthy and can bring bad water into your home. You too can be an activist for your own clean water and for the health of your city's water by taking these few simple steps.
  25. Benefits of Frequent Air Conditioner Checks

    Hot weather puts extreme demands on your vehicle, especially the air conditioning system. Instead of having to drive across town with no air conditioning and wait in line for repairs, you can have your system checked and adjusted so that you can prevent a breakdown altogether. In fact, regular maintenance can reduce the risk of a premature compressor failure. What Happens at an Air Conditioner Check Appointment? When you bring your vehicle in to Minit-Tune & Brake Auto Centres for auto repair in Vancouver, you will receive a full-system check. A certified team member will inspect your car’s air conditioner unit by: · Testing for refrigerant leaks and checking to verify the interior cabin temperature · Restoring refrigerant levels and recharging systems · Checking and restoring lubricant levels · Inspection of hoses, components, valves and thermostats · Adjustment of drive belts and pulleys · Replacement or inspection of filter · Restoring cooling ability - if needed Why Maintain Your Car’s Air Conditioning System? Your air conditioning system can lose several ounces of refrigerant each year. That is why it is a good idea to have it checked annually, and especially during the summer when it is in high demand. If at any time you notice your air conditioning is not working as optimally as it should or the cooling ability has declined, you should bring your car in for auto repair in Langley right away. Key reasons why it is important to maintain your air conditioning include: · Proper Levels - By bringing your car in for routine maintenance, you can ensure that your system’s refrigerant and lubricant levels are never too low. Keep in mind that low levels can lead to decreased cooling efficiency, friction and a premature failure of your air conditioner’s components. · Saves on Costly Repairs - By maintaining your system, you avoid premature failure of expensive components, especially the compressor. This saves you money. · Efficiency - You use your vehicle’s air conditioner to keep you cool in the summer. By maintaining your air conditioning system, you can ensure that the desired interior cabin temperature is always achieved. Minit-Tune & Brake Auto Centres can help you maintain your car’s air conditioner regardless of how hot it is outside. Bring in your vehicle for AC service or schedule your auto repair in Vancouver or another convenient Minit-Tune & Brake Auto Centre location.
  26. Flowers are meant to make any celebrations truly amazing and magnificent. You can send flowers to Gurgaon online or in any other place to give a unique look and feel to any celebration. The company is known to deliver fresh fragrant flowers to its customers for occasions like birthday, marriage anniversary, office promotion, farewell and other events. Customers have the freedom to choose any flower types based on their preference and the type of occasion. The company has the stockpile of blooming fragrant flowers that are available in multiple colours, floral arrangements and bouquet styles. Customers can choose the flowers such as roses, tulips, sunflowers, daisies, lilies and other varieties that can be delivered anywhere in India and other countries with the support of its express delivery services. Avail the flower delivery in Gurgaon, Noida, Delhi and other cities of India and abroad in a time bound manner. Speaking for the development, the company officials reiterated that “Flowers are a part of every other celebration and the company is working to deliver them anywhere to its customers in India and other countries through its express shipping services”. Get the desired flowers at the doorstep from a wide coverage network of express delivery services. The company is committed to deliver fresh fragrant flowers to its customers in a time bound manner. It can offer the best flowers that will reach the destination without getting wilted. Customers don’t need to search for any florist shop as people can send flowers to Gurgaon online with this online florist shop. So, avail the flower delivery in Gurgaon and other places in India or abroad through the time bound express delivery services. A well-known name in the domains of sending online flowers, cakes and gifts delivery to make every occasion truly memorable. The company is capable to deliver the orders anywhere in India and overseas through its reliable express delivery services.
  27. Sustainable Roofing Options for Your Home

    Climate change, deforestation, air pollution. You hear about these things when you turn on the news, pick up the morning paper, and in conversation with friends. The environment and the impact you have on it is an important issue, and you do your best to use sustainable living practices to lighten your carbon footprint. However, when it comes to your roof, you may not know which options will help with that goal. In this blog, we will discuss a few ways to make your roof as eco-friendly as possible. Choose the Right Materials The most important decision you need to make before you can construct your “green” roof is its material. This element will influence any roof’s sustainability, so take time and care before settling on one. Metal Panels The first thing to consider is how long each material will last. For example, metal roofs use more energy than most materials during the manufacturing process, but they last for decades. Their longevity offsets the initial energy use. Once you have these metal shingles, they reflect heat so your air conditioning does not have to work as hard, saving both energy and money. If you live in the city, you may have heard about the “heat island effect.” In cities of one million people (or more), temperatures tend to be higher than surrounding rural areas because developments such as roads and buildings reflect and intensify heat. You can feel this increase on the surface and even into the atmosphere. Unfinished metal roofs contribute to this heat intensity because of their reflective qualities. Avoid contributing to the heat island effect by requesting factory-painted panels in lighter colours. Reclaimed Wood for Shingles and Shakes Wood shingles and shakes have that classic, rustic look that many homeowners adore. Unlike metal roofing materials, conventional wood takes little energy to produce. However, it is still not a sustainable harvest because old-growth cedar tree populations do not always have time to recover before manufactures harvest them again. If you love their look but prioritize sustainability, choose reclaimed lumber. Roofers can recycle wood from previous roofs, bridges, and buildings. Use this for the entire roof or just parts of it. Clay and Concrete Tile Shingles As one of the top environmental choices for homeowners, tile roofs last for decades. However, the clay or concrete may weight too much for some houses, so ask a professional roofer to evaluate your home before you choose this material. When he or she visits your home, ask about lighter-weight options that contain recycled content. Living Plants The “greenest” roofing option may literally be green. Living roofs are gardens that cover parts or entire roofs. They support mosses, shrubs, herbs, bushes, and grass that sit in soil on top of a waterproof membrane to protect your home’s interior. This roofing option lowers cooling costs, reduces carbon usage, and lessens rainwater runoff. However, it comes with an initially high price tag, and you have to maintain it more often than other roofing materials. You must treat this like your lawn since its plants have a similar growth rate. Only choose this option is you have a flat or slightly angled roof and can maintain the plants. Install a Cool Roof In the “Metal Panels” section, we mentioned that you should ask request shingles in lighter colours, but we didn’t explain why. Well, think about it in the context of clothing. If it’s hot and sunny outside while you wear a black shirt, you will likely feel the heat more intensely than your friend who wears a white shirt. This is because lighter colours reflect heat while dark colours absorb it. When you place dark materials on your roof, the colour absorbs heat and transfers it into your home. On the other hand, a cool roof creates a barrier that deters direct sunrays and ambient heat. You can use nearly any roofing material you prefer and still create a cool roof by: Coating roof with reflective paint Installing a sheet covering Replacing the current roof with reflective tiles or shingles Insulate Your Attic You must insulate your cool roof to reap its benefits. Proper insulation protects your home from extreme outdoor temperatures and helps air conditioning or heating systems work at maximum efficiency. Insulation materials should vary depending on the type of house and the climate. Consult with a roofing contractor to see which you should select, including: Open or closed cell Cellulose Wood fibre Gypsum board Perlite Cellular glass Prioritize your attic insulation, particularly where it meets your roof, to create the most energy-efficient home possible. Seek Professional Installers Proper installation is a critical step in any eco-friendly roof. Therefore, choose a professional roofing company team that has experience in sustainable roof construction. Don’t forget to ask questions about which material you should choose, how to make your roof cooler, and what insulation would work best for your home and climate.
  28. Amidst skyscrapers and bustling cities, gardening seems almost a thing of the past. Not anymore. A new trend is hitting cities throughout North America, and it just might be what your business needs. Rooftop gardens are interesting, environmentally-friendly, and even a little edgy. Even if you don’t own a restaurant, your business could benefit from your own rooftop garden. Rooftop Garden Benefits When you think of a successful business, a rooftop garden probably isn’t the first quality that comes to mind. So why are businesses choosing to incorporate them? There are several reasons. Uses unused space In an urban setting, there’s little room to enjoy a garden—and purchasing land for gardening is expensive. Yet your roof is just sitting in the sky, teeming with possibilities. Why not put that space to use? Reduces pollution Rooftop gardens aren’t just great for your business; they’re great for residential roofs. The National Research Council of Canada estimates that a large number of rooftop gardens in an area could decrease smog and heat stress and lower energy consumption. Not only will this help the city where you live or work, but it could also increase your business. Many customers love companies that strive to be environmentally conscious. Lowers utility bills Plants provide a natural form of roof insulation, meaning they help lower your heating and cooling costs. Provides entertainment and relaxation The best part about a rooftop garden? Human interest. Customers will flock to your garden—and your business—as a place to relax and enjoy themselves. In a busy, polluted city, a rooftop garden offers a sigh of relief. How to Start a Rooftop Garden If you’re thinking seriously about a rooftop garden, first consider your business’s roof. It needs to be flat so the plants can sit comfortably, and customers can safely walk on it. It also needs to be sturdy enough to support the weight of the plants. You’ll want to check with a roofing contractor to determine whether your roof can support a garden. There are three different types of rooftop gardens: Extensive Green Roof: supports mosses, herbs, grass and other plants requiring inexpensive, shallow soil. Semi-intensive Green Roof: supports shrubs, bushes, and herbaceous plants, with a deeper soil layer. Intensive Green Roof: supports a wide variety of plants and trees with a deep soil layer. If you know your roof is safe for any of these types, you’ll next need to know where to put your plants. Containers are the most obvious choice, but some rooftop gardens grow their plants in rows of soil, just as typical gardens do. If you use containers, keep in mind that clay, cement, and terra cotta pots are all very heavy and will add to the weight on your roof. On the other hand, plastic and synthetic containers can’t support tall plants and may get knocked over in the wind. Your choice depends on which plants you keep, and how windy conditions are on top of your roof. Once you have sturdy containers, it’s time to choose your plants. You’ll need plants that can withstand heat, since rooftops are closer to the sun. You’ll also want plants that don’t require much soil. Herbs and vegetables are always great choices. Now, get your hands on high quality soil and fertilizer. You’ll need to fertilize your plants about every 2 to 3 weeks and water them regularly. Depending on the types of plants, you may need to prune them and eliminate pests. Rooftop Garden Wonders Are rooftop gardens successful? Just ask the dozens of businesses that are trying it. Many people are finding that rooftop gardens are a great addition. Make sure you’ve evaluated all the costs before you plow forward. To see if your business’s roof can handle a rooftop garden, speak with the roofing contractors at Century Roofing Limited.
  29. Over the next 20 years, it is estimated that we will reach our maximum capacity for oil consumption. Furthermore, as the global production of oil decreases – and demand continues to increase – the construction industry is going to need to consider how it can be sustainable and function in a world that will need to be more environmentally friendly. Used within manufacturing processes throughout the Western world, the construction industry depends upon cheap crude oil. Within the UK alone, the construction industry accounts for 50% of all carbon emissions – produced by machinery, production and other building techniques. Regarding the long-term effects of pollution and our planet, as well as the way construction techniques can damage the environment, the industry as a whole is beginning to change and recognise how it can rectify its problems when it comes to the consumption of oil. In the US last year alone, eco-friendly construction firms found that revenues had reached $245 billion, marking a positive step forward and change in light of the ever-changing needs of our planet. Construction techniques If the design of a proposed structure is to be ecologically sound, then three things needs to be considered before the structure is built. First, materials should always try and be locally sourced. If they aren’t, have they been renewed or can they be renewed and recycled in the future? The second thing to consider is whether energy used to build the structure is being wasted. During the construction process, energy can be wasted when machines are overused and overworked, wasting expendable energy. On the flip side, Nifty Lift boom lifts are designed so that they do not waste expendable energy during the construction process. This is because they use a hybrid motor, so while the electric engine is being used, 0% emissions are produced so that the diesel engine is never overworked or overused onsite. Thirdly, when used as insulation, recycled paper – as opposed to more expensive alternatives – can be used during the construction of roofing. As opposed to incurring the cost of roofing insulation required for that job, recycled paper can be used as it saves time and money. It also counters the requirement to wait for insulation specifically needed for the onsite construction job. Sourced from sustainably managed forests, timber should be used that doesn’t negatively impact the environment. Reclaimed wood should also be used where possible, rather than chopping down a tree. The main benefits of eco-friendly construction. Accounting for 80% of a building’s total running costs over its lifetime, operation and maintenance account for a significant proportion of total costs. If those constructing these structures aim to implement green energy initiatives, the operating costs of using water and energy can be decreased by a third. After construction, how daylight is used in the structure should be considered to decrease artificial lighting costs. This is because vitamin D can help to improve the ‘indoor environment quality’ of a building, which can benefit all of the occupants within it. Ultimately, if these processes are utilised by construction firms in the US and throughout the world, then this will help to radically decrease the rate of climate change. This is of course the end goal of any green construction firm aiming to become greener, economically conscious and more efficient. Sources: http://www.sustainablebuild.co.uk/ecofriendlyconstructionmethodsmaterials.html http://www.nationwideconstruction.us/eco-friendly-construction-8-advantages-of-green-building/ http://www.inc.com/best-industries/issie-lapowsky/green-construction.html http://www.sustainablebuild.co.uk/ecofriendlyconstruction.html http://www.innovationsforthebuiltenvironment.co.uk/ http://www.livingbeyondgreen.com/development-construction/
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