Solar panels are a great way to save money on your energy bills. They are even easier to put in when combined with the 30% government incentive and a local utility rebate.
Xeriscaping, use of native plants to reduce or eliminate irrigation use
Spray foam insulation used in an attic to reduce energy bills
Strand bamboo flooring is a great alternative to the horizontal bamboo floors you might be used to seeing as it is stronger and more durable. As an added benefit, bamboo regenerates in about 5 years compared to over 100 years for other traditional woods.
Using green building products and services can not only help in lowering your utility bills, they are better on the environment. Here are a few examples.
Building It Green, LLC is a green building certification (i.e. LEED, Green Globes, and Florida Green Building Coalition) and construction loan monitoring company. We have experience in residential and commercial construction.