Everyone loves the technology that we now have access to at home, but it comes at a price. That cost is the devastating impact on the environment, but it doesn’t have to stay that way forever and I’m going to talk about a few green technologies that are helping to make things even more balanced.
iameco v3 desktop computer
They said no one would need a PC in their house when they were first built, but they obviously got that wrong. Now that we all have computers in our homes, we have a huge carbon footprint. This computer aims to change that and has a 70% lower carbon footprint than the PC in your neighbour’s house. It’s also made from 98% recycled materials, which would save a huge amount of plastic from being thrown away if everyone had one.
Gray water system
Gray water is what you end up with when normal water becomes contaminated. It could be the water running down the drain after you shower because it’s full of dirt and soap, but this amazing device allows you to reuse the water instead of wasting it. Everything is collected and passed through a filtration system to get rid of all of the crap. Once it’s ready, the water can be used in your garden so you don’t have to waste any more of it when you take the hose out.
Revolve xeMini charger
How many electronic devices are currently coming out of your sockets? Every time you stick one on the wall it will cost you money and while it is not a lot it will add up over time. If you want to charge your devices in an environmentally friendly way, you can do so with this cool solar charger that gets its energy from the sun. It’s also made from bamboo and recycled plastic, which makes it even more environmentally friendly than other solar chargers.
Niagara stealth toilet
Nowadays people are more cautious when carrying out bathroom remodeling projects. When replacing their toilets, they might choose a low flow one because it saves a lot more water, but there is still a way to save about an extra 0.3 gallons per flush. This particular toilet acts like a low flow toilet except that it also uses an air transfer valve to put more pressure on the trap, which means it all goes away and you don’t need a lot of water to achieve this.
Platinum roof shingles
Having a white roof will help reflect the sun away and it will save you a lot of money on cooling your home in the summer, but there is only one problem to take care of. The curb appeal is important if you are looking to sell your home and people don’t like white roofs. That’s why these roof shingles are perfect because they come in a darker color that you will love and they will reduce the temperature of your roof by up to 20% during the hottest months of the year.
Try to do your best
You don’t have to run out and turn your home into a green palace by spending your money on everything we talked about today, but you should at least try to do your best to protect the environment. There are thousands of things you can do and once you start thinking about what you can do to make a difference you are going in the right direction.