Home owners are attracted to the idea that they can
help the earth by making smarter purchases and
lifestyle decisions. Here are a few products you may
not be familiar with:
Chemical-free lighting. LED (light emitting diodes)
may just be a beacon for the future of residential
lighting. They contain no hazardous chemicals like other
lighting does. In addition, a LED fixture uses 80 percent
less energy than a traditional incandescent light bulb and
has the ability to last up to 20 years.
Green toilets. You may have heard of the low-flow
toilet, but here are a few you may be less familiar with.
A dual-flush toilet has two buttons giving a home owner
the option of flushing with a half or full tank. A pressure-
assist toilet reduces water by using compressed air to
assist with the flushing of the toilet, all without additional
pumps or power.
Nontoxic paint. Some consumers are using paints
that don’t contain toxic VOCs (Volatile Organic
Components) to keep indoor air clean and cut down on
landfill pollutants. These paints are offered in a variety
of colors and finishes.