Making the country last, seems to be the goal of the new trend of sustainable living. Those in favour of this trend are looking to see the UAE survive for a long time. They do not want to waste anything but make sure the earth is not damaged by the myriad of housing developments this country is building.
In some ways they are right as sustainable living helps everyone. When the construction industry contributes over 1/3 of the carbon emissions, then something has to be done.
There are benefits to sustainable living trends, not just to protect the earth but to help keep the quality of life high. Keep reading to get those benefits.
The most obvious effect that can be seen is the avoidance of ruining the environment to build large power plants to provide electricity to homes. The reduction of the need for these plants helps protect the environment and allows for it to remain healthy.
Another obvious effect is that the forests of the world are not put into extinction because new lumber is needed for construction or other home projects. Turning to fast-growing wood like bamboo, reclaimed and recycled wood materials also protect the forest from depletion.
Because wood does not have to be transported by big trucks and large ships, the air quality will be a lot cleaner. Not to mention that air conditioning units come with enhanced air circulation components.
These components help keep allergens and toxins from being released into the air. The reduction of home waste keeps the environment from being overrun by harmful landfills and their contents.
The positive environmental effects of sustainable living are a combined effort that works hard to protect the environment and keep it clean.
This topic cannot be contained to just homes but must include vehicles as well. When you buy in the right neighbourhood, it is easier to take public transportation than driving your personal vehicle.
That reduction can’t cut energy demands significantly. Some UAE neighbourhoods are creating car-free zones to cut emissions and other pollutants. This has a domino effect as the reduced need for gas and oil cuts trucking, shipping, and construction demands as well. Which in turn would reduce energy costs and damage to the environment.
Many homes are using solar panels to develop energy for lights, fridges, home entertainment centres, and a lot more. The lack of demand helps lower energy costs and cuts the strain on the electrical grid.
With energy-efficient appliances, the need for electricity drops which also cuts the energy costs for the homeowner. These homes are placed in neighbourhoods that include shopping, entertainment, recreational, and food opportunities.
What this does is cut down the use of energy while still being able to enjoy a nice quality of life level. You do not have to travel far to meet your social and other needs.
All of the sustainable homes and neighbourhoods reduce the demand for energy and protect the environment at the same time. The two drawbacks of this sustainable living means living far from the country’s hotspots and the savings on energy are taken up by the higher rents landlords charge.
While the effort will save on some energy demands and costs, it is not going to be a perfect system.
Sustainable housing, with upgraded ventilation systems, helps occupants to live with more peace of mind. They do not have to breathe in old, stale air filled with allergy triggers or toxins.
The ventilation system filters those out as it provides clean fresh air to breathe. Breathing fresh clean air helps your body be healthier and helps you avoid many minor illnesses.
Sustainable housing helps to clean the outdoor air as well. This provides a better environment for everyone to live in. With less pollution in the air, everyone can enjoy the outside more. The extra exposure to the sun helps with Vitamin D intake that contributes to the health of your body as well as your mind.
Plus, people can get more exercise in sustainable neighbourhoods as with car-free zones, one does not have to worry about exhaust or being hit by a passing car. People should be happier in these areas as they have less to worry about.
One of the first aspects of this topic is that the home will have lower maintenance costs. The homes are made from materials that are stronger and more durable than traditional homes used for their construction.
This means that the house will gain in value because it does not need a lot of work nor doe sit harm the environment. A second aspect of this topic would be the lower utility bills.
This is an aspect that is always attractive to homeowners and renters. The utility or energy bills should not rise that much in the future due to the construction of these homes.
A third aspect of long-range financial benefits is that property values should rise due to the increased demand for eco-friendly or sustainable homes. This demand does not seem to be dying out at any time in the near future. These types of homes should retain or increase in value over the years.
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