A green home renovation has a two-fold objective: not only does it make your home look better; it makes it work better — both for you and your environment.
Many homeowners are now opting for healthier home improvement options, lower utility bills and reduced maintenance, all of which contribute to a cleaner planet. A home renovation is the perfect opportunity for you to improve your living environment as well as have a positive environmental impact on the entire community. Best of all, “renovating green” can be more cost-effective AND result in higher quality home improvement. For example, salvaged wood and other materials are often less expensive and of a higher quality. That’s good for the environment and your bank balance.
When building green, it’s important to plan ahead and early.
It’s easier and less expensive to incorporate green materials and concepts during the early stages of project planning rather than adding them later in the process. Including green features at the outset also allows for an integrated design strategy, one which considers your house as a “system” with interrelated parts. And with such careful planning, you can create a home that combines health and conservation with beauty, efficiency, comfort, and convenience.