Today, April 22nd is Earth Day! At New York Sash, we believe it is important to look out for the environment and take steps towards living a greener lifestyle. In fact, taking action to reuse and conserve is much easier than you might think. Start going green today with these 9 small changes:
Here is a clip about reusable shopping bags from New York Sash owner Jill Hayes:
Another way to go green is to replace your old windows with energy-efficient windows like the Premier New York Sash brand. When shopping for home improvements, look at the assigned R & U values to be sure you are saving energy AND helping the environment. Our owner Scot explains these values in this video:
Replacing the windows in your home isn’t the only environmentally-friendly home improvement project that should be considered. Did you know that today’s vinyl siding is verifiably green? That’s right, the vinyl siding that we offer for your home is ranked as one of the most environmentally friendly exterior claddings for your home.
The Vinyl Siding Institute released a series of articles that provide data to support the fact that vinyl siding exhibits great environmental performance. One of studies was a Life Cycle Assessment (shown below), this analysis demonstrates that vinyl siding outperforms fiber cement and brick in all life cycle stages for environmental and economic performance!
Other environmentally-friendly facts on vinyl siding: [list-ul type=”check”][li-row]Vinyl siding and insulated siding release fewer toxic chemicals into the environment than other exterior cladding through their life cycle.[/li-row][li-row]Compared to vinyl siding, fiber cement contributes almost twice as much to global warming.[/li-row][li-row]Brick contributes nearly seven times more to global warming/climate change than vinyl siding and more than five times more to global warming than insulated siding.[/li-row][li-row]Approximately five times more energy is required to manufacture brick and mortar than vinyl siding or insulated siding.[/li-row][/list-ul] Don’t forget, our siding sale is going on now through the end of the April. Save 50% on the installation of vinyl siding!
There are so many steps you can take to save energy and it’s never too late to start living greener. Remember, every little bit helps!