Try these tips for making your studio a greener place:
Stay close to home. Walk or bike to your studio to reduce carbon emissions.
Insulate properly. Poorly insulated walls, windows and doors waste tons of energy.
Reuse a building. Save the resources that go into building a new studio by renovating an existing building.
Use sun or wind power. Install a solar water heater. Check with your power company about purchasing renewable energy credits, which replace the power you use in your studio with wind-sun- or water-generated electricity.
This tip is an excerpt from an article titled “Eco-Friendly Studios Get the Green Light,” by Tamera Lenz Muente. To read the full article on how artists, architects and developers join forces to save the Earth (and a little money), click here and order The Artist’s Magazine’s 2009 Annual CD.