Happy Earth Day! Green Building Elements Help Your Your Whole Home Remodel or New Home More Sustainable  

On Earth Day we’re honoring the importance of conserving resources for future generations by taking a look at how a green remodel can lower energy use, reduce water consumption, and create sustainability. Whether your whole home remodel or new home is traditional or ultra-modern, elements of green design can be incorporated throughout the design build process. Here are some other ideas for a sustainable home: 

Green and Sustainable Building Elements – Interior

  • Smart home automation to save energy by controlling elements such as heat, electricity, and windows remotely
  • 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
  • Recycled, upcycled and vintage pieces


Green and Sustainable Building Elements – Exterior

  • Reused, recycled, and long life building materials.
  • Simple, site-specific design that integrates with its natural surroundings
  • Solar powered exterior landscape lighting
  • Energy efficient windows
  • Solar panels on roof
  • Water collection system

Taking a conscious approach to green design can be as simple as thoughtfully planning your home’s layout to capture light and use less energy, or as comprehensive as designing with green building elements from floor to ceiling. If you’ve always dreamed about a green home, our unified team of architects, designers and construction professionals, several members of whom are Green Certified Professionals, are uniquely qualified to help you achieve your vision.