Living Green on Earth Day

DSCN8456Live Green to Conserve Energy and Protect the Environment!

From roofing to flooring, “eco-friendly” materials and devices can help you save money when you’re maintaining, repairing or improving your home.

Even better, they help save the environment.

Consider these simple ways to conserve energy and other natural resources.

Use impact-resistant roof shingles made from asphalt, metal or simulated tile. They deflect hail, wind and fire better than traditional shingles and keep roofing material out of landfills.

Replace appliances more than ten years old with energy-efficient models, which could save you hundreds of dollars a year according to the EPA.

 Install low-flow showerheads and toilets to conserve water.

 Exchange your most-used lighting fixtures for Energy Star models to help reduce greenhouse gasses.

Switch to compact fluorescent light (CFL) bulbs, which can save more than $30 in electricity costs compared to an ordinary incandescent bulb.

 Substitute recycled plastic lumber for concrete, work and metal in decks, fences, swing sets and landscaping.

 Choose renewable flooring materials when you build or redecorate, such as bamboo, cork, reclaimed glass and salvaged wood.

 Lay carpeting made from natural, organic or fair-trade fibers that are friendly to the environment and hypoallergenic.


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About The Author

Jolie Powell

Jolie Powell has been a distinguised leader in the Real Estate industry since 1987. Prior to entering the world of Real Estate, she worked as a TV producer for the Advertising Agency, Dancer Fitzgerald Sample in NYC. Jolie's expertise in counseling buyers and sellers brings people together from Long Island, and indeed, Globally! Having lived abroad and traveled extensively, Jolie has an excellent understanding of many cultures. As a Cuban-born American, she is fluent in Spanish and communicates well with international clients relocating to the North Shore of Long Island. Jolie is proud of the high level of trust she and her clients have established and looks forward to continue building exceptional client/broker relationships.