It can be challenging to make renovations to your home while staying true to your commitment to sustainability. While the thought of installing solar panels or a full water reclamation system is nice, remodeling doesn't need to cost you so much. In fact, most sustainable solutions to home improvement are the most cost-effective.
Once you've decided to install that new light fixture, finding energy-efficient ways to light it is a piece of cake! You can use CFLs, which are several times more energy efficient than filament bulbs and will last for several years. With a typical lifetime of several decades and even higher energy efficiency than CFLs, you may want to consider LED bulbs as well. These are more expensive up-front, but the long-run savings and negligible environmental impact are big upsides.