Sustainable living starts with the sun.
VELUX skylights helped transform my sunroom from a troublesome home-maintenance headache to a beautiful four-season escape. I know the skylights are properly flashed, so I won't need to worry about wood rot or leakage. Plus, my skylights include electric and solar-powered blinds, as well as manual and electric venting, allowing me to control daylight and air flow with a single remote. The sunroom had previously been too hot for summer use, now I can vent the skylights to create a cool breeze that makes summer use not only possible, but inviting.
VELUX, the world leader in skylights, puts to excellent use our most abundant natural resource – light from above – by developing environmentally friendly products that provide and control daylight and fresh air in buildings. High-quality, energy-efficient skylights are an important part of a more environmentally friendly building, and the many benefits of natural light can have a dramatic impact on the value, appeal and comfort of any home.
And why is it important to build environmentally friendly homes?
According to the US Green Building Council (USGBC.org), a green home uses less energy, water, and natural resources than a traditional home. It also creates less waste and is healthier for the people living inside. Unfortunately, many families don’t have the opportunity to build a more energy-efficient house from the ground up, but that doesn’t mean a greener home is out of reach. Whatever your budget, there are many cost-effective upgrades and improvements capable of turning even the most inefficient dwelling into a greener, more comfortable place to live.
From compact fluorescent light bulbs to solar panels on the roof, the key to a greener home is controlling energy use. Clearly, there are many ways to do this, from simple changes in lifestyle to a range of energy-saving home improvement projects. Each home is different, and how much yours will benefit from a particular project depends on the age and design of your home, your financial situation and your personal priorities. It’s up to you to decide which energy improvements will provide the most benefits for you and your family.