Is Your Boca Raton Condo Eco Friendly? | Boca Luxury Condos
As the years go by we learn more and more about how to be better stewards of our environment while continuing to develop and innovate as human beings. Luckily for us, it appears we are at a crossroads in which technology can dovetail with our care for our planet - as many Boca Luxury condos have begun retrofitting and developing for eco friendly purposes. For new Boca condo owners and renters, hearing that your new home is doing its part to transform our relationship with our planet is among the first things to qualify a new residential opportunity, especially with soaring cooling costs among other things. Here are 5 ways you can quickly self-audit your new Boca condo complex for its eco friendliness!
Take the LEED
No pun intended, but the U.S. Green Building Council, a nonprofit organization, has created a certification system built around this acronym - which stands for Leadership In Energy And Environmental Design. Much like the energy star found on leading appliances, a LEED-certified building is sure to check most of the boxes you're looking for when choosing a green Boca Raton condo.
LED Lighting Is Installed
LED Lighting is the current, and near-future of energy-saving lighting. Diode light emitted by LED is far more efficient than the traditional filament-based lighting we see in incandescent bulbs. For sanity's sake alone, these are of tremendous value in your home and throughout your Boca Raton condo complex. To put it into perspective: a 16 watt LED bulb can match the output of a 100-watt incandescent bulb, last 10 to 12 times as long, and cost more than $100 less.
(bonus points for motion sensors)
Low Flow Plumbing Is Used
Low Flow plumbing has become far more efficient in recent days, making it easier to choose these types of appliances amidst fear of enhanced hair clogs and appliance breakdowns. In a state that relies on the constant purification of its water supply, the less we flush the more we keep! Replacing a traditional 3.5-gallon toilet with a 1.6-gallon flush can save over 10,000 gallons per year! The savings to our planet (and your wallet) are immense. Extend the same to your showerheads and faucets, and watch your water bill go down, along with your contribution to wastewater.
The Heating & Cooling Equipment Is Efficient
Heating costs more than cooling, so we're fortunate in that regard - but our air conditioners work as hard as any appliance in America to keep us cool nearly year-round. Factoring in the thicket of humidity that lays low during the peak summer months, and you're sure to put the strain on your A/C system. Find condo complexes that utilize modern tech, are consistent in their maintenance of the air conditioning, and take advantage of smart thermostats and remote control, ensuring you can tend to your home from afar and mitigate waste.
Filtered Water Is Provided On Tap
A bonus, to be sure, as it's not nearly as intrinsic to the bigger picture as efficient central AC and low flow toilets, but having a filtered water tap (often found near the fitness center) helps tenants cut way down on their use of water bottles or other expensive, space-occupying water filtration systems, Culligan bottles, and the like. It's always reassuring to see the climbing total of bottles saved that these inbuilt filters often share as we refill our own.
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