How to Make a Home More Sustainable With Cameron Homes [AD]

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This is an advert in collaboration with Cameron Homes.

Sustainable living starts at home—not just with personal habits and eco-friendly products—but with the house itself. Some new homes, like the new properties at Cameron Homes Lawnswood development, are built with sustainability in mind, while others require a few improvements or habit shifts to make them more environmentally friendly.

All images were taken at the Sustainable Living at Lawnswood development.

What is meant by sustainable living?

Sustainable living is about making conscious choices in all areas of life to cultivate a way of living that aims to minimise the damage caused to the planet and everyone on it.

These eco-friendly swaps and habit changes include consumption, waste, energy use, transportation, and diet. It could be as simple as switching to plastic-free products or as complex as generating renewable energy at home.

How do you live a simple sustainable lifestyle?

Living a simple sustainable lifestyle is about making intentional and mindful decisions every day that helps to minimise the impact our daily habits have on the environment.

These habits can include switching to reusables, reducing clutter, minimising waste, shopping locally and eating seasonally, walking or using public transport, and practising mindful consumption.

By making informed decisions, it's possible to create a lifestyle that supports a more sustainable world while also benefiting from a simplified life.

All images were taken at the Sustainable Living at Lawnswood development.

Sustainable Living With Cameron Homes

Midlands-based homebuilder, Cameron Homes, has just launched a new range of homes that help homeowners take their next step in sustainable living. Situated near the charming village of Tatenhill in Staffordshire, Cameron Homes Sustainable Living at Lawnswood offers a community of two, three and four bedroom energy-efficient homes.

The more sustainable new build homes at Cameron Homes Lawnswood are focused on sustainability and designed with modern families in mind. These homes use energy-efficient technology to help significantly reduce a household's environmental impact, save money on energy bills, and create a more comfortable living space.

Built using high density materials to improve insulation including high performance double glazing and fabric insulation; the sustainable homes at Lawnswood are designed to stay cool in summer and feel warm in winter—without increasing living costs!

Each sustainable property at Cameron Homes Lawnswood site has a smart meter and Hive Thermostat installed to monitor and control the heating 24/7, as well as wastewater heat recovery, low flush toilets and restricted-flow showers to help reduce living costs by conserving both water and energy waste. To lower energy bills even further and create a more energy efficient home, these newly built homes have photovoltaic panels as standard, which generate and store energy from the sun.

To conserve nature and protect the environment, Cameron Homes’ Sustainable Living at Lawnswood development has over 25 initiatives to help support animal biodiversity. As part of these initiatives, over 100 different types of trees, flowers and grasses have been planted to encourage and support native species. Bug hotels, hedgehog highways, and wildflower lawns have been installed, as well as water butts and compost heaps for each home.

To learn more about Sustainable Living at Lawnswood, visit the Cameron Homes information hub situated within the development. This immersive hub showcases all the high performance materials, energy-efficient technology, and ecological initiatives used at Lawnswood to create a range of more sustainable homes.

How to Make a Home More Sustainable

It's possible to make a home more sustainable by adopting new routines and implementing home improvements. These include improving energy efficiency, reducing water consumption and waste, incorporating renewable energy sources, and choosing eco-friendly materials and products to furnish, renovate, and clean the home. All of these factors help to reduce the environmental footprint and support a more eco-friendly lifestyle.

Move beyond easy-to-adopt eco-friendly habits and simple plastic-free switches with these eco-conscious home improvements that will reduce your ecological footprint—and save you money too! Whether you're looking to move into a new sustainable home like the ones at Cameron Homes Lawnswood, or want to make improvements to one you currently live in; these are the eco-friendly habits that will make a home more sustainable.

All images were taken at the Sustainable Living at Lawnswood development.

Reduce, recycle, and reuse waste

The first step in creating a more sustainable home is reducing, recycling, and reusing any waste that is created. Minimising waste at home can be achieved in numerous ways, from recycling packaging to buying in bulk to minor home improvements that do the work for you.

Install a smart meter

Being mindful of the energy used at home and having more control over it makes it possible to avoid energy waste and save money at the same time. Installing a smart meter helps create a more sustainable home by encouraging informed consumption and reducing energy waste. It provides real-time data on electricity usage, helping to identify and fix wasteful habits at a click of a button—or via your phone!

All images were taken at the Sustainable Living at Lawnswood development.

Use renewable energy

While installing a smart meter will help improve energy efficiency, switching to a renewable energy provider is also an important step towards creating a more sustainable home. So whether your home has a smart meter or not, make the switch to a green energy source. For those looking to make more impactful home improvements, solar panels are a good option for making a home more sustainable.

Improve Insulation

Small upgrades, like fixing drafts, hanging thermal curtains, and using rugs will help improve comfort at home. While bigger improvements to improve insulation, such as upgrading to double glazed windows or improving wall insulation, will help reduce energy use and conserve heat.

All images were taken at the Sustainable Living at Lawnswood development.

Support Local Wildlife

Creating a wildlife-friendly garden is an enjoyable and effective way to support the local ecosystem. Growing native plants provides essential habitats and food sources for indigenous species. This, in turn, attracts pollinating creatures and natural pest control, reducing the need for harmful chemicals. Bug hotels, hedgehog highways, and wildflower lawns are a simple way of protecting the local wildlife in your garden.

Start Composting

Recycling garden and food waste into home-made compost is a really effective way to make a home more environmentally-friendly. For those with a garden, it's easy to get started and a relatively simple habit to adopt. All that's needed is a compost bin and a sheltered, shady spot to put it in. Throw in any 'green' waste such as weeds, leaves, and vegetable peelings, along with 'brown' waste, including cardboard, shredded paper, and garden clippings.

With these tips in mind, Cameron Homes has ensured its range of more sustainable homes at Sustainable Living at Lawnswood are well equipped to help homeowners take their next step towards sustainable living. To find out more, visit the Cameron Homes website or book an appointment to visit it in person at the information hub.