If you are planning a whole home remodel, you may be considering ways to make your home more sustainable and energy efficient. The appeal of green homes has been steadily trending over the past several years and looks strong for the future: the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) reports that 84% of Millennials are willing to spend more for an energy-efficient home. Green remodeling and solar energy can contribute to a healthier environment, reduce your energy costs, and add to the resale value of your home. When you are planning your whole home remodel, consider these factors for making your home more green, inside and out.
Jackson Design and Remodeling was one of the first businesses in San Diego to retrofit our own building when we installed 175 solar panels on the roof of our Design Center and Showroom and we have years of experience in helping homeowners incorporate solar energy in their whole home remodels. The benefits of solar energy include:
- Constantly renewable and reliable
- Very low maintenance
- Significant energy savings
Green Remodeling Ideas – Interior:
- Low flow toilet and shower heads
- High efficiency light fixtures, such as dimmer switches, LED lighting and motion sensors
- Low VOC paint, non-toxic carpeting and non-toxic glues
- Energy efficient heating, air conditioning and air quality systems
Green Remodeling Ideas – Exterior:
- Solar powered exterior landscape lighting
- Energy efficient windows
- Solar panels on roof
- Water collection system
Working with a unified team of architects, designers and construction professionals, you can determine the most effective and desirable ways to invest in making your living space more sustainable and healthy. Several members of the Jackson Design and Remodeling team are Green Certified Professionals who are uniquely qualified to help you explore the ways green remodeling and solar energy make sense for your home and lifestyle.