More people across Louisville, Kentucky and around the world are looking for ways to live in harmony with nature. You and your family might even be searching for real methods where you can show a commitment to environmental sustainability while still accomplishing your goals and daily tasks. Thankfully, there are straight-forward and affordable ways to reach those heights.
April is Keep America Beautiful Month. This month also features Earth Day on April 22nd, where people from diverse backgrounds come together to celebrate the majesty of nature. This global date is the perfect time to come up with new ideas for the long-term protection of not only local areas, but the entire planet, as well. Use the following suggestions to find the perfect balance for eco-friendly living solutions.
Background of Earth Day
Earth Day began as a small gathering in 1970 of environmentally-minded students who wanted to bring awareness to nature issues affecting the world. Today, the event has blossomed into a global celebration.
In many locales, programs last for an entire week or more with special observations to mark the occasion. For instance, in New York City, a “peace bell” is rung at the exact moment of the vernal equinox. This bell was a gift from the government of Japan.
Because of the rapid growth of Earth Day, it’s been recognized as the largest secular annual observance in the world. Historians estimate more than a billion people participate in Earth Day events each year.
Environmentally-Friendly Custom Homes
Of course, long-term environmental sustainability doesn’t happen in just one day, or even a week. It’s a daily commitment to preserving nature and everyone doing their part today for a better tomorrow. While that might seem like a daunting and even overwhelming goal, did you know that you’re contributing to a brighter future simply by living in a high-quality Louisville custom home?
That’s because today’s custom homes are built with energy-savings and eco-friendly options in mind. For example, solar heating not only saves you money, but it also reduces the utility impact on the environment. There are also many other ways you can do your part in a custom home, including using energy-efficient appliances, insulation, lighting, windows and doors, smart home features, and more.
Bentley Homes of Louisville, Kentucky has been putting energy-efficiency at the forefront of all we do since day one. We provide the latest technology to create a healthy living environment for you and the planet. We choose the best insulation and appliances for our homes for optimal energy efficiency. Because the window and door openings on a home are the primary place of heat loss/air infiltration, we use the best products on the market. Double-paned, low-e argon-filled window and door panels with UV protection are used in all Bentley Homes.
Every Day Community-Minded Living
As your Louisville custom home builder, we will also have valuable ideas that can save you time and money, while reducing the overall impact to the environment. Plus, you can even find a real connection with nature by building in a community that places a focus on living in harmony with the Kentucky ecosystem.
One great example of that goal is The Woods at Landherr community. Bordered by Blackacre Nature Preserve near Jeffersontown, here’s where you can enjoy all the home amenities you want and need, while still keeping environmental protection in mind.
In fact, for over 10 years we’ve exceeded the expectations of homeowners throughout Louisville and surrounding areas. In addition, we stand by our stellar track record of outstanding customer satisfaction, and our solid reputation as a premier builder in the Louisville area. Browse our website to view photos of our recent work. Then, contact us today to get started on a high-quality and eco-friendly custom home for you and your loved ones.