Residential Homes : Homes Are Responsible For Over Eighteen Percent Of The Greenhouse Gases

1691 Words Oct 12th, 2016 7 Pages
Residential homes are accountable for over eighteen percent of the greenhouse gases in the environment. First, the materials used in residential homes are much less environmentally friendly than those used in tiny homes such as CO2 consumption and lumber used. Second, the amount of water used in residential homes is exponentially larger than the water used in the tiny home water catchment system. Tiny home, being much smaller use a lot less energy with a fraction of the light bulbs needed to light residential homes and less appliances. Tiny homes are also a great financial alternative for those who can not afford a residential home or can not pay rent. Lastly, tiny home can be used for many other reasons other than portable homes; they are planned to be used for emergency housing during floods or earthquakes. The tiny house movement helps to lower the greenhouse gases caused by residential homes by almost completely eliminating them with self-sustainability, while also giving a place to live for those who can not afford a regular style home. Building a smaller, more energy efficient home has a much better impact on the environment than building a large or average size home. First the lumber needed to build a tiny home is obviously less than that need to build an average residential home, but the average tiny home uses one fourteenth the lumber used to build the average residential home. This one small step can help stop the huge problem of deforestation in the world today.…

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