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This winter, innovations in building products made from plastics are lending a helping hand to homeowners with “more energy efficiency” on their holiday wish list.
As many of you know, plastics play a major role in every household and provide benefits that can help us save money, reduce waste and conserve energy. They’ve played a key role in helping to make some of the world’s first “zero energy” homes, in which the homes’ own energy supply is equal to the homes’ energy use.
But perhaps one of the most remarkable trends helping eco-conscious homeowners drive down energy costs is sizing down – way down – to earn the moniker-turned-meme: “Tiny House.”
Just in time for the Holiday countdown, here are 12 magical ways plastics helped make one very special tiny house more energy efficient:
Want more? Check out the Tiny House mini-documentary below. For more information on plastics and sustainability, visit plasticsmakeitpossible.com/tiny-house.
To demonstrate the wide range of innovative plastic building materials that contribute to energy efficiency, Plastics Make it Possible built a tiny house in Boulder, CO. From insulation and sealants to siding to windows, plastics help reduce the amount of unwanted airflow between the inside and outside of a house so we can use less energy for heating and cooling. And even though this house is only 170 square feet, plastics can dramatically improve energy efficiency in any size home!
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