Here are a few suggestions to make your home a more eco-friendly environment.
Take off your shoes when you get home! Did you know that 80% of indoor air pollutants are tracked in off the streets?
When painting, only use low or zero voc (volatile organic compound) paints. If you can smell it, it is toxic.
Only use cleaning products made from safe, natural and non-toxic ingredients.
Buy local, seasonal and organic. Visit http://www.cenyc.org
to locate your nearest farmers market.
Swap out incandescent bulbs for warm tone CFLâ€™s (try the 2700k or an LED alternative).
Refinish wood floors with low-voc urethane or water based floor finish.
Use lowâ€“voc caulk, sealant, and grout in bathrooms & kitchens.
If replacing floors, use cork, marmoleum, bamboo, FSC certified or reclaimed wood.
If replacing carpets, use natural, sustainable, recycled and/or long lasting fibers.
Consider kitchen countertops made from a variety of recycled materials.
Install low flow taps, showerheads and toilets.
Buy FSC-certified furniture or go vintage.
For more ways: http://nycblogestate.com/2011/10/living-green-at-home-in-man
For more green Manhattan real estate:blogs: http://nycblogestate.com/p/green.html
Mitchell Hall, Associate Broker
The Corcoran Group