Virginia's Abode of EcoFriendliness
The most Eco-Friendly it will get!
Welcome and Discover the Most efficient house you have ever seen!
How this Sustainable Home will Help the Environment
One of the beautiful plants is the Parlor Ivy, with qualities such as cleaning the air from pollutants and chemicals that could reside in your home. This leafed plant is easy to maintain and grow.
Another is The Garlic Vine, which is not only an elegant shade of purple, but has medicinal purposes. Its leaves, roots and flowers can be used to treat cold, fever, sore throat and other breathing problems.
This residence is located in the Temperate Deciduous Forest, where there is fertile soil, many animals such as squirrels, insect, shrews and mice, deer, black bears, deciduous trees and other flowering plants.
Not Only Plants for our House, But for our Stomachs!
Adopting an Endangered Animal
Harmful Chemicals that can be Found in My Home
Another chemical that can be found is PFC, otherwise known as perfluorinated chemical, impact thyroid malfunction. They can be found in coating of pots and pans, clothes, carpets and backpacks.
Lastly, there are phthalates, which are also harmful to human hormones. They can be found in flooring, shower curtains, and air fresheners.
Elements found in BPA
This is otherwise known as, Hydrogen, Oxygen, Carbon, in a specific order. The element I have chosen to specify is Oxygen.
Energy Sources and Electricity
For any electricity that will be used in my home, the source will be coming from personal wind turbines and solar panels at the roof of my house. Photovoltaic cell panels will also be used by the sun. I would be using these sources, mainly for the reason that they are all renewable and can be used as my own. I believe that this makes my home more sustainable. If I had used a non renewable source, then it would not be as sustainable, for if I can't reuse the materials, I won't be able to support electricity in my home. To cut back on using so much energy. My family and I will turn off things like lights and other appliances when they are not needed.
Making Our Home the Earth's by Making Sure it is effecient
Read the label!
Light, light, light Bulbs!
Space developed what?
One of the great inventions began with the computer program that was created to be portable, and could extract samples from the surface. This program insured very little power usage and was self contained. This development then led to a specific well known type of vacuum, which was in fact the smaller, cordless Dustbuster.
As I have previously stated, solar panels will be one of the sources of energy. Little do many
people know that this technology was in fact discovered due to space exploration. Companies, government groups and Universities worked together to try to create a piloted aircraft made to fly at very high altitudes with no person inside for many days, which meant it needed solar power that would't be an inconvenience. This led on to the creation of the most advanced silicon cells that used only the sun for it's energy.
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