Reducing household emissions is considered one of the most effective ways of combating climate change and mitigating the threat of global warming. Household carbon dioxide emissions have been proved to have a major impact on the local and global environment.
At a personal level, one of the best ways to reduce our carbon footprint is embracing a lifestyle that supports net zero domestic emissions. Globally, it is estimated that households account for about 25 percent of carbon emissions and could be higher in some countries. Our lighting, heating and household appliances all require energy to work.
To achieve a carbon neutral or net zero home environment means ensuring that the amount of carbon emissions generated by using our household appliances or lighting our homes is no more than the amount taken away. We can all make improvements to our homes to achieve this goal, for instance, only using appliances or lighting solutions that reduce our carbon footprint.
The core technology in LG home appliances address today’s environmental challenges, like reducing energy and water consumption thus lowering the household carbon footprint. Take the revolutionary DUAL Inverter Compressor technology inside LG’s air conditioners. It adjusts speed for the perfect temperatures without wasting electricity thanks to its lower speed.
The compressor reduces electricity usage by 70 percent compared to conventional models. That means significant energy saving and reduced electricity bills, but also less harmful emissions in a home setting.
LG’s high-performing dryers and water heaters have impressive energy efficiency ratings. A good example is the LG Styler that uses the Inverter Heat Pump to recycle heat from damp air inside the cabinet.
The LG InstaView Door-in-Door refrigerator reduces the loss of cold air by eliminating the need to open the door. This translates to reduced energy consumption to keep the fridge cool. This may seem insignificant but imagine the huge positive impact on the environment of millions of such home appliances in terms of reducing harmful carbon emissions.
Such innovative technology is aligned with the global Sustainable Development Goals, specifically, goal number 12 on sustainable consumption through promoting resource and energy efficiency.
LG has long been committed to projects that benefit the environment and promote sustainability. This is because we have only planet we call home and we must protect it for present and future generations.
The LG Carbon Fund established in 2017 seeks to support the development of technologies and solutions that are environmentally friendly by reducing Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions. LG is also an active participant in the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) initiative to curb harmful emissions through innovative technology.
This also includes the use of renewable energy sources like solar. In particular, the solar home concept is another innovative way that LG is contributing to reduced carbon footprint in the household space. Early this year, LG unveiled Net Zero Homes that showcase how it is possible to reduce energy consumption, increase efficiency and enhance daily life.
Combining the use of energy saving and emission reducing technology with the use of renewable energy is a sure way of ensuring a lower carbon footprint in our homes and more environmentally friendly lifestyles.