How to Make a Sustainable Bathroom

You can make small changes in major reforms to protect the planet with  some projects.

For reference in this endeavor, the webpage met 19 projects and tips that help you transform bathrooms and toilets into sustainable environments.

Check out these tips:

You probably have already known, but it’s good to remember that bathrooms and toilets are spaces that consume more water than one project. The natural resource is used in most of the devices available, including mixers, showers, faucets and toilets.

This is point where the choice of products is crucial: the consumption of sanitary bowl, for example, can be reduced by up to 30% by opting for materials with coupled boxes or exhaust valves with double action, one for liquid waste, other for solid.

Another factor that can contribute to the preservation of natural resources efficiently is the simple exchange of taps. Products with aeration system can save 12% of water.

The exchange is advantageous due to the presence of the aerator, an accessory included in the newer faucets and showers. The function of this piece is to mix the air with the water, which gives a larger volume printing. Thus, the higher the pressure of the water passing through their hydraulic metals, the greater the savings.

This is an important fact which needs to take into consideration that surveys show that the the daily consumption of water through old products consume 375 liters per to bath and 30 liters to wash your hands. This represents a waste of over 50% of the quantity of water to be consumed daily approximately 150L.

In summary, the choice of products and durable materials, preferably in accordance with environmental certification and Inmetro’s green seals ensures environmental friendliness.

And do not forget: the lighting also can make all the difference. Place windows at strategic points and illuminate your designs with LEDs.

Check the comparison between the three conventional types of lamps in the following table:

The LEDs not only are more economical, but also produce less emit pollutants than the other options, and they are ideal for humid environments.