My home design of the future

in the grasslands

home design

To make the home a "green"environment I switched the light bulbs from incandescent light bulbs to compact fluorescent light bulbs because CFL light bulbs use 75% less energy, produce 75% less heat and last up to ten times longer than the average incandescent light bulb. So by changing the light bulbs, you save energy.

Another way to make the home a " green" environment is to grow plants around your home. Live plants act as natural air filters and some plants are particularly effective absorbers of harmful pollutants from things around your home like furniture, carpets, etc.

Appliances

Appliances that I will accept will only be those with the energy star tag on it these could be refrigerators, freezers, and light bulbs. The reason why I chose this was because the appliances that have the energy star are known to produce less and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

The electrical energy source

I used solar energy because its not only sustainable but its also renewable and that means it will never run out. It doesn't take a lot of effort to maintain solar energy because once you put up the solar panels there is a small amount of work required to make sure they are working properly.

physical structures that make the house more energy efficient

To make my house more efficient i made sure the walls and attic of my house are well insulated, I replaced the old appliances, and i switched the incandescent light bulbs to compact fluorescent bulbs.

Technology

Water filters and smoke detectors were two technologies that were invented through space exploration. Smoke detectors were invented when NASA was designing the sky lab (space station) in the 1970s. Water filters were invented when astronauts needed clean water in space, water filters existed in the 1950s but Nasa wanted to perfect it so it was pure water for them.

Dangerous Chemicals

Three chemicals that are toxic and can be found around the house are things like air fresheners, bleach and laundry detergent. Bleach refers to a number of chemicals which remove color, whiten or disinfect. Bleach is a non-metal made up of NaOCl (sodium, oxygen, and chlorine), the elements are in group 1, group 16, and group 17.

the garden

In the garden, I planted tomatoes, broccoli, , and spinach. I planted tomatoes because tomatoes can protect against breast cancer and heart disease.

Broccoli ,on the other hand, helps build strong bones because it contains high levels of calcium and vitamin K and is very good for your heart. Spinach keeps artery walls free of cholesterol which can prevent heart attacks.

Transportation

The mode of transportation that I would use would be a Nissan LEAF Electric Car because since its an electric car it doesn't need gas, so it doesn't cause air pollution.

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

I think the best way to manage waste would be the three R's, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle because whenever we throw and item away , it goes to landfill, and energy and resources are wasted, but if we use the three R's, we have less landfill, and less landfill means less pollution. This way we are helping ourselves and the planet.

My Endangered Species

My family decided to sponsor the chimpanzee at our local zoo because despite our shared descendants, humans are pushing chimpanzees towards extinction, and the chimpanzees have already disappeared completely form four countries, and they are having hard time living anywhere else. I want to help them find a permanent safe home, so by sponsoring them at my local zoo, I am giving them a safe home which they can live in permanently.