The word is out on Florida and everyone seems to be moving here lately! With plenty of beaches, sunshine, activities and things to do, and relatively affordable living, it’s no secret why the influx is happening. We also get plenty of sunshine, but the weather is pretty hot through the year as well. All things considered, it makes for a great backdrop to focus on attainable and sustainable building in the Sunshine state.
Living in Florida often demands the need to regulate indoor air quality and climate. As the state is synonymous with humidity, you may always need external support like a dehumidifier or an air conditioner to reduce the temperature level. However, before you plan a cooling system for your home, you should know if it saves energy, brings down costs, and achieves sustainability in the long run.
Florida summers can be hot, muggy, and uncomfortable, and you need a powerful cooling system to get through the days. However, air conditioners are expensive to run, use precious non-renewable fossil fuel, and harm Mother Earth. A geothermal heat pump can cool buildings just as efficiently as an air conditioner while being more cost-effective in the long run and beneficial for the planet.
There are many green and eco-friendly ceiling choices, from metals to natural fibers, ensuring that sustainable options for almost any type of facility are readily available. However, unlike other product categories, there are no fixed industry standards to determine the eco-friendliness of various ceiling options.