BOWLING GREEN -- The push is on to make homes more environmentally friendly.
In Bowling Green, there's a company called Green by Design that can make your bathroom conserve water and energy, which will save you money while you save the environment.
That's the subject of this EcoTrack 11 report.
News 11's Dick Berry reports Green by Design also has a unique countertop for your bathroom.
Michelle O'Dell of Green by Design tells us, "This is a countertop material that contains recycled glass and concrete. Very environmentally friendly. Taking products that otherwise would have been in the landfill and putting them into something new for the house."
She also shows us, "This is an eco-powered faucet. It's a sensor faucet that actually has a wheel inside of it. Water runs over the wheel and charges the battery inside."
There's also a dual-flush toilet. You can do a half-flush at .8 gallons per flush or a full flush at 1.6 gallons.
There are eco-showerheads that O'Dell explains, "are designed to provide a higher 'feel' of gallons per minute. So you get the comfort and performance in shower without using as much water."
On the floor is an eco-friendly marmoluem made of natural materials like chalk, linseed oil and pine-rosin."
Overhead is high-efficiency bath fan that is ultra quiet with a variable speed blower, which is what makes it energy efficient. O-Dell adds, "You can expect anywhere of a 1% to 3% cost increase on a lot of these products. However you make that back in the long run in your energy savings and water savings."
Green by Design will hold a free bathroom workshop about these products at it's showroom in Bowling Green on March 29th. Reservations are required.
To find out more information, go to their web site Green by Design.