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February 18, 2010 at 11:03 am | Category: Remodeling Contractor

Remodeling a home Green is easier than you may think. Green remodeling gives homeowners the unique opportunity to incorporate cost-saving and earth-sustaining green concepts into their homes. Green Remodeling not only is a great way to make a home healthy, but also comfortable and efficient. Consideration is given to indoor air quality, energy conservation, resource conservation, reduced material waste and the use of products that are better for the environment (and for people).
It’s easier on the earth, it can lower energy costs and it provides a healthier home to live in. According to the Sustainable Building Industry Council (SBIC), housing alone consumes 20% of America’s energy. Homeowners who choose to remodel Green can lower their energy consumption by 30-50%. It’s widely agreed that forests produce 40% of Earth’s oxygen, and that building supplies use 25% of its forests. Remodeling Green by incorporating recycled materials or sustainable species will help homeowners to tread more lightly on Earth’s natural resources. More than 15 million Americans are estimated to have asthma and more than 28 million Americans suffer from hay fever and other allergies, all of which are aggravated by poor indoor air quality, which can be improved by remodeling Green.
Green remodeling reduces operating costs in the home by increasing efficiency, conserving natural resources, increasing the value of the home, improving indoor air quality, and in turn, overall health. It also reduces waste, emissions costs and increases productivity of occupants and improves quality of life.
Energy conservation is one facet. The average home today utilizes systems for heating, ventilation and air conditioning, and most homes are not built as efficiently as they could be all of which results in high energy consumption. The U.S. Department of Energy believes if current buildings were Green-improved, they would use $20 billion less in energy per year. Green remodeling puts a strong emphasis on making homes as efficient as possible with modifications like energy efficient appliances and thermostats that can be programmed at different temperatures for different times of the day.

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