It is not a secret, but a rather well-known fact, that climate change is a serious thing to deal with. This is probably the biggest problem we have to face as a society of the world and not just a local community of people. With that in mind, many architects, designers and craftsmen start to consider switching to a more environmentally friendly technologies and ways to do their jobs. Not only that, but they are trying to implement a new way of living, that won’t interfere much with our day to day lives, but may turn out to be crucial for the well being of the entire world.
The construction industry really affects our environment quite a lot, with recent studies showing that it is responsible for up to 40% of the carbon emissions. Of course, this may not be entirely accurate, but it definitely shows a tendency in our behavior – that of negligence towards our natural environment. On a positive note, however, the governments and most individuals nowadays realize the problems that negligence poses and the need to deal with them. This is probably why we see the rise of a kind of homes, which use alternative sources of energy in combination with traditional ones, but also are made with much more efficiency in mind – like special insulation, recycling, water conservation and many more methods of preserving our resources.
Governmental programs exist, which actually take into account the innovations in the industry and they make it a goal to implement such novelties. Experiments have been proven successful in implementing self-sufficient power generation. This means that a building with special solar panels is capable of harvesting enough energy to keep itself powered at all times.
But such projects need not be on such a large scale only. Homes can implement some smart solutions that will help in the overall battle with our own bad decisions. Many designers and architects actually work exclusively in the eco-friendly field. They help people with building better homes, houses of the future. Some have even gone further – they’ve developed ways to create “movable” homes. They are not what you think, we are not talking about some sort of small house. They are just modulated and they can be taken apart and moved, with their own water system, including pipes and everything. Of course, such endeavors are not cheap and definitely we are still in the stage of the early adopters, although these technologies are not even that new.
Maybe you are now considering living in such a house. We would encourage you in such a decision, if you can afford it, of course. The area of Chicago, especially its suburbs, are definitely capable of being environmentally friendly. Find a good moving company, and plan the rest – maybe you will be living without damaging nature in just a couple of months. Or you can at least consider implementing some nice, efficient ideas to make your home a bit more “green”. In any case, this battle may only be won little by little – every bit counts.