With so many basics getting a green upgrade, it was only a matter of time before something more elemental made that list – in this case, environmentally friendly fire pits.

Most of us are trying to live a little more gently on our environment, with many choosing everything from cleaning products and diapers to produce and cars with an eye toward our footprint on the environment. With so many basics getting a green upgrade, it was only a matter of time before something more elemental made that list – in this case, fire pits.

Entertaining or just hanging out with family around a fire pit is a fall favorite for many Charlotte homeowners. As such, building a fire pit is something many folks here in Charlotte have on their list of fall home remodeling projects for outdoor living spaces. In the past, some homeowners may have wondered about how environmentally friendly fire pits fueled by – well, fuel – actually are.

That’s where Brown Jordan Fires has stepped up to deliver EcoSmart technology for fires. The company has several options for its sleek and dare we say sexy fire pits and fire tables – many of which are used in commercial and hospitality settings in addition to residential homes. Although they have versions that are fueled by natural gas and propane that are exceptionally efficient, the company’s latest e-NRG Bioethanol is at the top of the green chart.

Bioethanol is ethanol (a gasoline alternative) that is made from plants – typically sugar cane or corn. It burns clean and has a minimal carbon footprint. Indoors, since it doesn’t require a chimney or flue, most of the heat it creates remains in the room, making it a very green choice. Outside, you still reap those same environmental benefits and have a consistently burning flame that is reliably gorgeous. Unlike a traditional wood burning fire pit that you have to tend continually, and for which you have to consider the impact of whatever starter you are using to get the fire going.

So, when you are considering your outdoor living space renovation, consider upgrading your fire pit to a new, eco-smart model, and then sit back and enjoy the fall with an environmentally clean conscious.