“The Royal Household is working hard across operations in the Royal Palaces and Estates to reduce its impact on the environment, using everything from energy efficient LED (light-emitting diode) lighting to hydro-electricity generating plants to ensure efficient running of its sites” announced Royal Uk.
I graduated in interior design specialising in wellbeing design, sustainable living and commercial profitability for Listed Buildings. Here are five simple no-consent-needed ways to green your Listed home:
Artificial lighting accounts for a massive proportion of the worlds greenhouse emissions. Bathing your home in natural light is highly beneficial, from conservation of energy to mental health benefits.
- Bright colour palette. Light is absorbed by darker colours and reflected by lighter colours. So, the brighter the room, the more light travelling through space.
- Controlled window treatments. Sheer curtains can provide great style and light flow. While window blinds or shutters are excellent options for flexibility.
- Reflective interior surfaces. Any object with high reflectivity will brighten up a room as light hits it. This includes wall mirrors, brass fixtures and gold knobs and picture frames.
According to the Environmental Protection Agency, about 1.5 million tonnes of waste comes from demolition and renovation a year. What’s excellent about historic buildings is that the focus is to preserve the building’s architectural character, and that itself is sustainable. They’re built with very durable materials and designed with passive features you can keep. And this helps reduce construction demolition waste that can cause harmful effects on the environment and allows for the retention of beautiful historical details.
Select Eco-friendly materials and finishes
When you’re in the market for new products, make sure to choose the BEST option for people and the planet by purchasing items with labels like these:
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- FSC® means that the product you buy comes from a tree in a responsibly managed forest that, ultimately, benefit the environment, the economy, people and wildlife. Look for the FSC label when buying paper, tissues, furniture or other forest products.
- Greenguard Gold Certified product has been tested and proven to have low chemical emissions. The products are screened for more than 10,000 chemicals such as VOCs, which cause sick building syndrome. Look for Greenguard when you buy paint, mattresses, finishes, etc.
- ENERGY STAR energy-efficient appliances use less electricity. Thus, tapping less into the power plant. When power plants burn less fossil fuels, CO2 emissions are reduced. Look for the ENERGY STAR label when replacing or buying new electrical appliances.
Decorate with Antique Treasures and Upcycled Items.
Pick up a treasure from an antique shop (could appreciate in value over time) or creatively reuse ones you already have. It minimises the use of new natural resources and reduces the amount of waste in landfills. From a painted Pennsylvania furniture to a table lamp, there are many options to freshen it up to a higher quality than the original and create a stunning interior. Whatever you choose, make sure you genuinely love it.
Add plants and greenery to the space.
Indoor air can be 2-5 times more polluted than the air outside. Flowering house plants purify the indoor air, remove toxins, improve creativity, and reduce stress and blood pressure levels whilst boosting productivity and well-being. Here are 3 low maintenance plants that are good for your health.
- Weeping Fig: One of the most low maintenance plants with some serious air cleaning abilities. It can clean pollutants like benzene, formaldehyde, and trichloroethylene.
- Dracaena: This plant is a good choice for your office. There are more than 40 varieties of this plant. It can remove pollutants like benzene, formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, and xylene.
- Snake Plant: Also known as “mother in laws tongue”, this longleaf yellow tip succulent releases oxygen at night time. Making it the best plant to keep in the bedroom.
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