Savings Health Energy:
Money Saving Benefits of Going Green
It pays to be Green. By Going Green you Save Green, with green plumbing systems you can save in excess of 25% on your water bill, helping keep money in your pocket.
Every smart homeowner wants to get value for their money when it comes to home improvements or repairs. Plumbing solutions are no exception. A big advantage of going green with your plumbing fixtures and systems is that they cost the same as putting in non eco-friendly equipment, you don’t have to incur extra cost. After you have installed a green plumbing system you will be positioned to start saving money, and get significant return on your investment (ROI). If you want to reduce your energy costs and utility bills, green plumbing is a valuable way to start.
You can receive tax credits on energy efficient systems. ENERGY STAR products eligible for tax credits are independently certified to save energy, save money and protect the environment.
Tax Credit: 10% of cost up to $500 or a specific amount from $50-$300.
Your health will benefit by adopting a greener and more sanitary plumbing system. If your home is equipped with a green plumbing solution, you will be in for a cleaner bill of health. Green plumbing systems filter water better. The water that you drink is cleaner and healthier for you. Using a green plumbing solution will eliminate poisonous toxins in your heating. This will benefit on your health tremendously, and also prevents you from polluting the planet.
Lowering Energy Use
Excessive use of energy is one of the biggest contributors to climate change. If you are interested in reducing your carbon footprint, trimming your energy use is important. Below are a couple of ways you can do this.
Insulate pipes. This is one of the first things you can do. Heat loss is a direct result of uninsulated pipes. Not only is this detrimental on the environment, but it can have an expensive impact on your bank account too. Next, you should remove plumbing for your exterior walls. By having conditioned spaces, you will minimize heat loss.
New hot water heater. Getting a more efficient hot water heater is an excellent investment. This will reduce your utility bills by 15%. At the same time, you are also minimizing your impact on the environment. New water heaters are more efficient, so they can be a valuable long-term investment.
According to the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), buildings have a tremendous impact on the environment. Implementing green building practices can help minimize the impact buildings have on the natural environment. The environmental benefits of going green include improved air and water quality, protecting and preserving natural resources, and reducing waste.
Green building also offers economic benefits, such as lower operating costs thanks to better energy and water efficiency. In fact, The American Institute of Architects (AIA) reports that, on average, green buildings “use 30% less energy than conventional buildings” (“AIA Issue Brief: The Economics of Green,” August 2006, www.aia.org). Lower operating costs can also enhance the overall value of the building.
According to the EPA, most Americans spend 90% of their time indoors—at work, school or home. Better indoor environments (with improved air quality, for example) provide health benefits to occupants, which may in turn improve productivity. By minimizing the strain on local infrastructures, green buildings also benefit the community (“Why Build Green?” U.S. Green Building Council, www.usgbc.org).
Green Plumbing Boulder offer green plumbing solutions to residents and businesses in the cities of Boulder, Broomfield and Weld Counties, including Boulder, Broomfield, Longmont, Louisville, Lafayette, Gunbarrel, Lyons, Mead, Nederland, Niwot, Superior, Dacono, Frederick, and Firestone. As an industry leader, we believe that it is important to offer green plumbing solutions to customers. Being responsible stewards of our vital resources we can make our communities better for future generations.
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