In New York City, there are a lot of apartment buildings. How many of these do you think are green? New York green apartments may be something that you have never heard of, but they do exist and in fact are in some of the more influential neighborhoods.
We all know that the environment is being harmed by the second and that we are doing it. We also should all know that we should be doing our part to reduce the impact that we have on the environment. We can do this in myriad ways from recycling to using biodegradable products.
If we own our own homes, we can do things like upgrading the insulation to reduce energy used for heating and cooling to using no or low VOC paints when we paint. What if you live in an apartment though? What exactly is a green apartment?
A green apartment is one in which the insulation is always top of the line, recycling is encouraged, windows and doors are well sealed and of a material that doesn’t conduct heat or cold, shower heads are of the water conservable kind, etc. In essence, everything that can be done to reduce the carbon footprint of the building has been done. There may even be solar panels for power.
Living in an apartment building like this can be a good thing not only for the environment, but for you as well. You will be doing your part, but by living around a lot of other environmentally conscious people, you will be always reminded of the environment and you will help everyone around you be mindful of it, too.
Always keep in mind, it is the little things that we do every day that make the most difference and everything we can do for the environment will help preserve it for our children.