5 Important Aspects of Green Plumbing.
As more and more people are focusing towards reducing their carbon footprint on the planet and environment, everything is now focusing on green living. The term green means to save, re utilize and minimize wastage. Other than use of solar energy, there is now a new concept of green plumbing in the homes. Green plumbing holds the same meaning as of the term green living i.e. to lessen water use, reuse water that has been utilized and utilize maintainable materials. Green plumbing is one of the least complex approaches to save money and restore the well being of our planet.
Plumbing leaks are the most common issue faced in nearly every home. The slightest of leaks can result in heavy wastage. The most imperative steps you can take to optimize water utilization in your homes is to identify any leaks in your plumbing framework, including pipes, spigots, and toilets. These leaks can be a result of old pipes, shattered toilet flappers, dripping fixtures, spilling valves, and the list goes on and on.
Low flow faucets, toilets and shower heads
Low-flow toilets are another incredible green plumbing alternative. The establishment of a low-flow shower head, a low-flow toilet or a double flush are small steps towards applying the concept of green plumbing in normal houses. Low rise shower heads are also good options for green living.
Conventional water heaters store water in the tank, which water is then heated continually to maintain the temperature, even if the water is not needed. This leads to loss of energy and extra burden on the pockets of the owners. Thankless models of water heaters are better choices and heat only the needed water only on demand.
Another option to get hot water is installing solar water heater. These use solar energy to heat the water, which is a greener option of energy. A simple installation of a solar water heater not only gives you a continuous supply of hot water, but also help to save on electricity bills.
Grey water is the water that has been used for bath, laundry or bathroom sink. This water can be further utilized for non potable purposes; like water recycling for garden, mopping the floor, flushing, washing cars. Recycling this water is an example of sound ecological plumbing. A simple change in plumbing can direct this water from sink to flush, or from laundry to garden, and not only save fresh water, but also save the Nature from wastage.
Another option that goes with green plumbing is rainwater harvesting i.e. collecting rainwater for domestic use. This not only minimizes the demand for tap water, but it is also a greener option for utilizing water. Simple plumbing work is required to collect water from rooftops or concrete pavements. This water is then collected and moved in the building for further use.
These are not only greener plumbing option for saving on power bills, but also a step towards saving the planet.
We, Sanicon Sustainability Solutions, are dedicated towards sustainable and green living. Green plumbing is our endeavour towards making our buildings zero water building. We have a team of trained experts, who can guide you with suitable options and also carry out the entire project efficiently.