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Joakim and Ida-Maria skimp on electricity and water – for the climate's sake

Duschbestyren is just completed in the newly built etagelägenheten close to the channel in Norra Djurgårdsstaden. Joakim He passed morgontvagningen of 51 liters of water while Ida-Maria East needed 53 gallons according to the läsplattans stacks on the hallväggen.

" Then I still have not washed the hair. We have better track of our water consumption now. I'm not running småtvättar longer and think a lot on the degree, how long I wash and with what environmental impact, " says Ida-Maria East.

the 154 households who participated in the research project Smart Energy City in order to save energy. The tablet in the hall and a app in your phone shows the consumption of both electricity, heating and water. Green, orange and red indicate if it is climate or not.

I'm not running småtvättar longer and think a lot on the degree, how long I wash and with what environmental impact

They have been affected by constantly being reminded of how much energy is devoted to daily chores.

" We always run the dishwasher and often the laundry at night and think more on how much electricity and water we consume. You think economy, not just the environmental impact, we pay for water and electricity. I'm also more on the children that stint, the school's really into it, " says Ida-Maria East.

”We always run the dishwasher and often the laundry at night and think more on how much electricity and water we consume,” says Ida-Maria East. Photo: Fredrik Funck

in the summer of in the summer house in Hälsingland, sweden, which was hit hard by both drought and fire has also made its to the. Where did the water end of the summer.

" It has left its traces in me. We have our own well and then it becomes very black and white when water is not coming out of the faucet, but you may fill the water in jerry cans. It was very practical to see how many cans of that goes to just to wash the dishes for a family, we washed ourselves in the lake, " says Ida - Maria East.

the house, they can set feature Eco away that extinguishes all lights and lowers the heating in the apartment a few degrees. With the cell phone, they can then put on the heat when they are on the way home.

– We have underfloor heating so it takes twelve hours before it is lowered a degree. Then the light goes off even the lights. The system is good. You would not go and screw down each of the elements when you travel away, " says Joakim.

the Family has a plug-in hybrid that can be controlled to charge at night. They have also switched to LED lights to reduce electricity consumption.

families with children have more difficult to klimatanpassa their daily lives, despite good intentions.

– It is more difficult to be completely eco-conscious with children. You know it is bad to swim but you have children so they must get to do it. And kids always want to swim a little longer. There will also be more washing and cleaning for a family with children, " says Joakim.

yet to stay in a distinctive miljöstadsdel and pushing for the family to klimatanpassa in certain areas.

"Our son is nine years old, and that we should have an electric car because they are better, he knows that we live in an "eco-buildings", and liked to see how many kilowatts that came in from the solar cells in the beginning of the playbook, " says Joakim.

”It is more difficult to be one-hundred percent environmentally-conscious children”, says Joakim. Photo: Fredrik Funck

to settle in Norra Djurgårdsstaden of the climate.

" It feels good in the heart to stay like this. We wanted to stay close to nature and thought it was a great bonus with all the. It raises the level, you feel extra satisfied. Now I have been lobbying for us to get a Paradise-a shop here in the Facebook group, " says Ida - Maria East.

It feels good in the heart to stay like this. We wanted to stay close to nature and thought it was a great bonus with all the

Right now is Norra Djurgårdsstaden in the climate front. But the family believe that the smart miljövalen soon become the standard and will be integrated in all home technology.

– In the future, I think it will be obvious that you do not need to make active choices without it automatically goes. That eco-friendly is the only choice, " says Joakim.

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