Why Green Remodeling?
Make your home healthier, more comfortable, lower energy bills, reduce maintenance, and lower your environmental impact.
What is Green Remodeling?
Improving existing buildings using the principles of Building Science to help make the house more efficient, more durable, improve the quality of indoor air, use sustainable materials for renovation, and dispose of waste materials through recycling and reuse wherever possible. Almost all homes, regardless of age, can be improved to save energy and create a healthier environment for occupants.
When to consider green remodeling:
Anytime you work on your house – interior renovations, additions, siding repair or replacement, or home performance. Have a home energy audit before considering any renovation work, you may be surprised at what you learn about air leakage, insulation problems, inefficient and dangerous heating and air conditioning equipment, moisture problems and other many other problems that can be easily corrected before or during renovation work.
Where to learn more about green homes:
Green Home Guide
NARI Green Web Page
How to Find a Green Remodeler?
EarthCraft House Renovation Program
Green Home Renovation Programs and Guidelines:
EarthCraft House Renovation
Home Performance with Energy Star
Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP)
Green Renovation Incentives
Energy Efficient Product Rebates