Whether you are able to live a completely self sufficient life, or simply take a step towards a more self sufficient style of living, every step that you take helps to reduce your carbon footprint and impact on the environment.
Other homeowners, not willing to make a complete investment, are still using solar power to decrease global warming by purchasing products such as solar power roof vents and attic fans to defer some of their energy footprint.
As well, the hills on the roof draw cool air into the center of the building, and skylights open and close throughout the day to bring sunlight to the exhibits - all helping to further reduce the museum's carbon footprint.
Home energy, which also includes heating and cooling energy needs, account for over one-quarter of your environmental impact, estimates Carbon Footprint Ltd., a company that provides services related to carbon management.
A pedestal sink will make the most of the limited space, leaving a small footprint while adding to the charm of the room, but built-in cabinets provide lots of storage space, which is precious in a small bathroom.