This could be a very versatile system solution, since you can choose the number of solar panels you want most, depending on the different needs.
The fact is that there are also other types of solutions that can make a home as sustainable, beautiful and functional: for example, in addition to paying attention to the choice of heating and lighting systems, attention must also be paid to the choice of energy class to be adopted for your home. Nowadays, to say that the energy class of its appliances is class A does not mean anything anymore, since this class has been divided into 4 further classes: from the A1 to the now more ecological class A4.
Having this last energy class means having an eco-friendly house that respects the environment: in fact, a home of this kind can become a nearly zero energy building, that is, it can become almost entirely a passive house. This is, for now, the last frontier of the project of ecological houses and homes that are as careful as possible to respect the needs of the environment.
Besides all this, if you want to have a beautiful and, at the same time, ecological home, then it becomes important to choose the right materials and appropriate furnishing accessories. If you decide to choose eco-friendly and eco-sustainable furniture, then it means that you want to have a home that respects the environment and uses alternative energy sources, with the aim of improving the quality of home life as much as possible.
There are, to be precise, small tricks that can by far improve the quality of one’s life within the home and allow to avoid the risks due to the use of toxic and harmful materials. First of all, you can choose to use natural materials: in fact, the use and use of this type of materials is the first step towards an eco-sustainable type of furniture.
If you opt for this choice, then you need to be careful and make sure that the materials used do not contain toxic adhesives or inserts and, moreover, you must be sure that they have been treated with natural paints. But, it is not always natural, it is synonymous with ecological: in fact, first of all, it is necessary to choose for its furnishing products that are controlled, certified and made with low energy expenditure. In this regard, materials such as wood and stone are preferred, since these guarantee a very low environmental impact, so as to be defined as eco-sustainable par excellence.
Another aspect that must be taken into account if you want to have a beautiful and ecological home is to create an environment that is as wide and functional as possible. The aim of a designer, or an architect, who wants to use natural materials to furnish and design a house, must be to aim at ecology, without giving up aesthetics.
In this regard, the presence of natural islands within one’s own kitchen, the use of non-toxic paints for one’s furnishings, the use of materials such as wood and stone, or the use of recycled materials, must ensure that the interior of the house is beautiful, welcoming, functional and, above all, environmentally sustainable. We must pursue eco-sustainability without having to give up the “beauty”: this should be the ideology and the underlying philosophy of our time.
Lately, the wooden materials are having great success in the field of design and furnishing: for example, just think of the typical Scandinavian style chairs that are so fashionable in recent years. The warm and natural shades of wood offer aesthetic solutions of great value and the use of this type of materials will give the house a rustic and exotic style at the same time. In fact, we must not forget that natural fibers offer very high quality (in terms of resistance) and are completely biodegradable.
To know if your furniture is actually made up of natural products with low environmental impact, then there are a series of certifications that can help you. One of these, for example, is:
Product Certification: ICILA is the specific certification body for the wood-furniture sector;
- Product Traceability Certification: which certifies that the raw material used (which can be wood or panels) comes from FSC certified forests (or from the international non-governmental and non-profit organization for Responsible Forest Management);
- the Bau-Biology / OKO-Test: this association aims to issue certifications so that the products must not contain chemical agents not only in the manufacturing phase, but above all in the final product, and, moreover, the materials used must come from sources renewable.