It seems as if almost everybody has suddenly become more conscious of the way they live their lives in terms of their environmental impact. There are a lot more people today living a more "Green" or eco-friendly lifestyle. From eating more organic fruits to using more earth friendly products, such as chemical-free cleaning products, everybody is doing their part to help sustain and maintain the environment by going "Green."

One area that you might want to consider taking a look at if you already haven't found a way to make it more eco-friendly in your home or office is lighting. While we can't escape the fact that we need lighting at work and at home we can do something about our lighting that will make the lighting in the workplace and home more energy efficient.

We can install earth friendly lighting products such as solar power or low energy bulbs. We can equip our homes with compact-fluorescent lighting that uses less power and therefore will last longer in our homes. Not only will you be doing your part to help save the environment but you will also be cutting down on energy costs.

LED bulbs or light-emitting diodes are light bulbs that use up to 80% less energy than normal light bulbs. You don't really have to go through too much trouble to replace your existing light bulbs with LED or CFL light bulbs in your homes. Installing solar panels in your home and relying on the sun to energize your home and provide it with light is another way to go.

There are plenty of earth friendly lighting options out there for you to choose from. If your home is going up for sale and you're competing with all the others on the market, you might want to consider renovating your home to make it more earth friendly as it could give you an advantage the other homes don't have; the more eco-friendly your home is the more appealing it'll be to prospective buyers.

Not only are green homes good for the environment but they're also good for your wallet. Marketing a house that is eco-friendly and has features such as earth friendly lighting will generate more interested parties in your home. Think about earth friendly products such as LED light bulbs for your home even if you are not selling. You may find you might qualify for rebates for upgrading to energy efficient or replacing old materials in your home with new sustainable ones while doing a renovation. You should start by talking with a reputable company such as Rental Rebate about possible HST rebates on home renovations.

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