Green Remodeling

Green Remodeling is one of the fastest growing categories in the industry. It can be defined by the type of products and materials used, methods or design layout.

Being "green" can:

  1. Reduce your energy costs
  2. Make your home healthier
  3. Lower the amount of maintenance on your home
  4. Allow you to use sustainable materials

Below are some examples of how the use of certain products can help make your home greener.

Conserve water by using:

  • High efficiency toilets to save at least 4,000 gallons of water
  • High efficiency bath and faucets to save 40% more water than conventional faucets
  • Aerators and plumbing accessories to eliminate drips from faucets

Preserve air quality by using:

  • Paint and sealers that contain low or no volatile organic compounds (VOCs)
  • New air filters every three months
  • Organic cleaning products with plant based ingredients

Save energy by using:

  • ENERGY STAR qualified appliances such as dishwashers, refrigerators and washing machines
  • ENERGY STAR qualified thermostats, water heaters, HVAC systems and ceiling fans
  • Indoor and outdoor ENERGY STAR qualified LED and solar lighting products
  • Improved insulation made from mostly recycled paper fiber
  • Sealant and weather-stripping to prevent drafts and energy loss
  • Windows with ENERGY STAR qualified Low-E glass
  • Entry doors with transoms and sidelights
  • Skylights, sun tubs or sun tunnels

Consider using sustainable materials:

  • Natural Linoleum, Wood, Cork and Concrete Flooring
  • Soy Insulation
  • Stone, recycled glass, recycled aluminum, concrete countertops
  • Fiber cement or FSC-certified engineered wood