Green Holiday
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at 10:56AM

It kind of puts you in the festive spirit when wherever you go you hear Christmas music playing, people are rushing around buying presents, eggnog are being consumed and people trying to fit in lots of visiting and trying to get everything done in time to celebrate the holidays. You can be sure that most of us are expending a lot of energy to make sure we don’t forget anyone on our lists. However, are we putting as much effort in our own homes and the amount of energy we can save at the top of our minds during this festive time?

Regardless of whether or not you want to make your house to win the most decorated house on the street, you can still have this honour and keep cost savings in mind.
“Energy efficient construction is an extremely important consideration when building or renovating your home,” says Paul Pettipas, chief executive officer of the Nova Scotia Home Builders’ Association. “In saying this, we want to make sure homeowners also know how to incorporate energy efficient savings year round on items that aren’t included in the construction process, after the house is built, especially during the holiday season.”

A few suggestions for consideration include:

Make the holidays about spending time with family and friends and if this is possible while making energy efficient and environmental friendly choices throughout your holiday season, not only will you save money, all the better for everyone! The NSHBA wishes everyone a happy and safe holiday.
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