Green Homes: The future of sustainable housing
By Frida Translated by Ann Lee
As Taichung is earning a reputation as an international cultural hub, city residents are also looking to improve their environment--both outside and inside the home. Though beautiful architecture, environmentally-friendly building practices, and grandiose landscaping projects don't come cheap, they are several ways in which you can have a nice place and be conservative with your pocketbook.
One of the easiest ways to be eco-friendly and save money is by using high-efficient, energy-saving products. If you want to join in the next generation of home owners, you'll need to go high-tech. Home monitoring systems help protect you against fire and theft, as well as control the temperature and manage a range of electronic products and systems. If you are keen on finding a high-quality, energy-saving home, take a look into the "Green Building Project" that the Executive Yuan has put together. These innovative building techniques allow consumers to get creative with biological resources, conserve water and electricity, and reduce amounts of carbon dioxide, waste and polluted water. Living in a green space helps lessen the burden on the environment and assists in cleaning up your community.
As the world climate changes and limited resources become more expensive, consumers will have to look for alternative, financially viable housing options. Like it or not, the green building isn't just a New Age fad--it is the future of sustainable housing.
A tip for our readers: When choosing electronic equipment for your home, check to see if it is efficient. Does it help conserve energy or water? If you want to build or buy a home, find a company that specializes in green homes, especially ones that have been reviewed and approved by the government.