Shelley Trela

Broker Associate

Being green saves our world's resources.



Green

Being green saves our world's resources and our money!

 

I have added this page to my site to help my readers learn as I learn about being green.  I know how important it is, I see the daily waste all around me.  There are many wastes in our world and I personally feel that we all must do our part to lessen the waste of all resources.  I am hopeful that we all become environmentally friendly with the improvements noted on this page.

How can our home become GREEN?  We must use less water, energy, and natural resources and creat much less waste.  Waste is made up of biological, toxins, pollutants and landfill waste.

I hear the term, Carbon footprint.  What does this mean? The term “carbon footprint” refers to the amount of carbon (C02) we emit individually in any one-year period. C02 is produced from many sources and is the primary gas responsible for Global warming and the resulting alarming changes in our climate or also called the "Green House effect".  These gases trap heat in the atmosphere and raise temperature around the world.  It is all about our carbon footprint.  I want mine as low as I can make it happen.

Just about our water use!

I had my carbon footprint analyzed. My footprint in my home was 1857 for water use alone.  The water wise house for one person would be 1591.  The average home is 2335.  I have purchased low flow toilet inserts for my home at a cost of $35. each and to install $30 by a handy man. Just these inserts should save 14 gallons of water every day.  My research supported the Flush Saver Dual flush deluxe.

 

For example, most regular standard toilets use 4 to 7 gallons of water per flush.  TIP: By the simple installation of a low flush or dual flush insert reduces your water waste to 1 to 2 gallons per flush.

Here is a site to use thier calculator to help you figure out your water use and your carbon footprint.  http://www.home-water-works.org/calculator

Tip: Replacing faucet aerators with WaterSense labeled models can save up to 3,000 gallons per year in your home.  Remember it is all about saving our water.  The earth has just so much clean water.

Tip: Faucet aerators are inexpensive and easy to replace on older water fixtures. If your faucet is new, look for the WaterSense label to ensure your new faucet aerator is water efficient.

 

Saving the resources that provide electricity.

 

Site for energy saving tips for Florida Power and Light customers. http://www.fpl.com/residential/energy_saving/programs/index.shtml

Hot water heaters

Air conditioners/ heat pumps

 

Renewable or sustainable resources.

Bamboo flooring