If you are thinking of renovating your bathroom, then you can try the eco-friendly designs. Some of the alternatives for a green bathroom are mentioned below:
Installing recycled tiles
Bathrooms are places that are majorly wet and humid. Hence, materials that dry up easily and do not rot or damage due to excessive wetness can be good alternative. Recycled tiles are the most durable and have a lesser environmental footprint. Nowadays, a variety of shapes, sizes, materials and designs are available in the market for recycled tiles. These tiles can be used on the floors only, or both on the floors and the bathroom walls. Many stores provide free demo of how to fit the tiles on your own. Hence, if you are of those enthusiastic self-dependent types, you can surely give a try fitting these tiles on your own.
WaterSense is a rating system that keeps data on the water efficiency of the different plumbing devices. Products that are labeled with WaterSense mark are considered to use 20% less water. WaterSense marked showerheads or faucets have reduced the usage of numerous gallons of water per minute. The water pressure generated is the same as the normal one, but the water usage drops considerably.
The Fly-ash concrete is made of fly-ash (bonding agent) which is a power plant waste product. It is easy to use, consumes less water, sand and electricity and dries quicker. Fly-ash concrete can be used to customize as per your design and shape.
Green bathrooms provide minimum leakage of air. It uses Heat Recovery Ventilator (HRV), which help to remove the indoor polluted air and allows the ventilation of outside fresh air into the room. This is done by using a dual duct system. This helps in maintaining the temperature of the bathroom. Another upgraded version of the HRV is the ERV (Energy Recovery Ventilator). ERV keeps the humidity also in check removing the excess humidity if any. This makes the air less sticky and fresh.
Smart power strips
These strips keep a track on the working conditions of the appliances attached in the bathroom. Thus, the extra usage of electricity is cut down by keeping the gadgets in stand-by mode. Some other easy tips to make your bathroom eco-friendly is by using motion sensor lights and using day lighting, which uses sunshine through the roof to lighten up the bathroom.
These eco-friendly bathroom techniques are easy to install and are economical too. They can save up a lot of electricity and are durable as well.