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Eco-friendly Home Renovation: 4 Simple Tips

Eco-friendly Home Renovation: 4 Simple Tips

Interested in renovating your house the Eco-Friedly way? Read on.


"Environmental pollution is an incurable disease. It can only be prevented." ― Barry Commoner


What is an Eco-House?

An Eco-house (or eco-home) is an environmentally low-impact home, designed and built using materials and technology that reduces its carbon footprint and lowers its energy needs. The concept of an eco-house means a dwelling that has a low impact on the environment. If you are one of those who do not want to have a negative impact on your environment we suggest some eco-friendly ways to make your property ‘environmentally friendly’.

How will you achieve this through an eco-house renovation?

Here are 4 basic and modern ways in which we can make our new home environmentally friendly and help protect our eco-system:

1. Use Eco-furniture in home decoration

In the construction of your new house or in a simple renovation use furniture that is made of reusable materials or materials that are completely recyclable. Wooden furniture should be of certified wood and designed with such methods that don’t have a negative impact on forests.

By contributing to the protection of the earth’s natural wealth and at the same time you will have a modern space that meets your daily requirements.

2. Put plants & flowers to your balcony and garden space

Indoor plants filter out air, absorb carbon dioxide during photosynthesis, and produce oxygen in the home’s atmosphere. They generally help with our stressful and ‘polluted’ daily life.

3. Use Eco-colors to paint the walls of your home

Eco-friendly colors are made from natural materials and plants, therefore safer for health and the environment.

4. Use methods – ways that capture solar energy (Solar Heating Systems + Solar Water Heater + Photovoltaics)

Greece is a country that has sunshine more than 220 days of the year. So let’s make good use of solar radiation. -Solar heating systems convert it into thermal energy which can generate electricity for the whole household. Solar water heaters provide plenty of hot water almost all year long, without the need to burn electricity. Electric panels provide electricity, heating, and cooling at virtually no cost and minimal energy consumption.


The construction of an eco-friendly house helps to improve the quality of life and reduce energy consumption so that the impact of human existence on our land has less negative consequences. An eco-renovation reduces a household’s monthly expenses and ensures a better future.

Get help from a specialist engineer for more technical and experienced ways of implementing the above tips. The engineer certainly knows how to offer you the right solutions for all requirements and will answer all your questions about an eco-friendly home.

Contact us and our team of experienced engineers will be happy to assist you! We have designed and developed several house renovation projects in Crete Greece.

or at +30 28310-30280.


Source: tractus.gr


Properties for Sale in Greece F.A.Q.s:


What is the average price of a house in Greece?

In 2016 a 100sqm apartment in Greece cost 92,200 € on average or 922 €/sq. m., while outside urban areas the average price of a house of the same size stood at 67,000 euros (670 €/sq. m)


What is the Greek Golden visa?

Greece Golden Visa Program. The Greece Golden Visa Program is considered one of the most affordable residence-by-investment programs that provide access to Europe. Successful applicants and their families are able to benefit from visa-free access to Europe's Schengen Area within two months of applying.


How do you get residency in Greece?

First, you have to obtain a long-stay visa from the Greek embassy or consulate in your country of origin in order to stay for longer than 90 days in the country. When you arrive in Greece you will have to apply for a residence permit (Άδεια Παραμονής / Adia Paramonis) at the nearest Aliens' Bureau within two months.


How much is property tax in Greece?

According to Greek Law 3091/2002, legal entities in general, that have full property rights or bare ownership or usufruct property in Greece, are liable to pay a yearly special property tax at the rate of 15% of the properties' total value.


Can foreigners own property in Greece?

Yes, anyone can freely purchase property in Greece, while there are a few restrictions for non-EU nationals.


Is living in Greece expensive?

Greece has one of the lowest costs of living in the EU, although cities such as Athens are generally more expensive than the rest of the country.


Is Greece a good place to retire?

Yes, Greece is one of the best countries to retire. There are a lot of great reasons. The climate, the sea, the nature and the low cost of living are some of the reasons to retire there. Also, the people are friendly and you will feel always welcome to their place.


What is the best place to live in Greece?

There are a lot of places that you can choose, but Crete could be the best place on the earth because this big and beautiful island is for every age, for every purse, for all tastes and preferences. An island with tradition and rich folk heritage. If you are looking on your vacation for a terrestrial paradise for winter & summer then you are in the right place. A place that is famous for the warmth and hospitality. Local tastes and local unique products are what every visitor earns. Snow-covered mountains, endless beaches, blue sea and romantic walks on the golden sandy beach with the moonlight is some of the features that make Crete one of the top travel destinations. Life is safer on the island and the cost of living in Greece is lower than in the rest European Union.

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