08 Aug Save The Environment (And Your Wallet) With Nicheliving
Eco living is the latest trend in home design, with a new trade fair in Madrid launched just last month to promote sustainable construction and maintenance. But if you’re thinking about living in a cave and not showering for months on end, you’re sorely mistaken – and we certainly wouldn’t recommend the latter. In fact, eco living has never been more stylish. Don’t believe us? Just take a look at Julia Roberts’ stunning $20 million environmentally-friendly home, complete with sustainable building materials and renewable energy sources.
If your paycheques won’t quite stretch to Julia Roberts’ Hollywood royalties, eco living doesn’t have to leave a hole in your pocket. At Nicheliving, all of our homes are built with the environment at the forefront of our considerations. That’s why our Beckenham project scooped the Urban Development Institute of Western Australia (UDIA) Award for Excellence in 2017 – an award which celebrated our commitment to both sustainability and affordability for Nicheliving buyers.
But how do we build our homes which have been rated 6 and 7.5 stars for energy efficiency, whilst keeping our prices below the suburban median? Well today, we’re going to let you in on some of our simple, and affordable, secrets.
Did you know that Australia has the highest water usage per person in the world, despite being the driest continent? Australians are collectively wasting millions of litres of water – and dollars – per year; a lifestyle which experts have warned is impossible to sustain. The impact of installing water-smart devices such as meters and showerheads will help you to reduce your water consumption drastically. Nicheliving homes are fitted with these as standard, and even feature water-wise gardens designed by award-winning landscapers. So, you can be the envy of your family and friends whilst saving the planet – bonus!
Choose the Right Appliances
We might not care to admit it, but we are just as much to blame as our children’s (or partner’s) electronic devices for household electricity consumption. Be it washing machines, televisions or kitchen equipment, those dated appliances which we refuse to replace on nostalgic grounds are hoarders of power, and in many cases run less efficiently – and more costly – than eco counterparts. All Nicheliving homes are fitted with eco-appliances as standard, resulting in substantial continuous savings for our residents.
Waste Not, Want Not!
Like our British friend who made a house entirely out of waste, Nicheliving designs homes with recycled materials and rigorous waste management processes. Even locational choice is strategic – our North-facing houses utilise sunlight and natural breezes for heating and cooling, saving on electricity consumption. When renovating your home, consider sourcing recycled materials to protect natural resources. Even simple acts like recycling leftover food for composting can go a long way in reducing your carbon footprint.
At Nicheliving, we are not only determined to save the planet, but also to pass the savings onto you! Get in touch with us today if you’re looking for an environmentally-friendly home at an affordable price. What are you waiting for?