How to Green Your Home: Inside and Out

If you are planning a whole home remodel, you may be considering ways to make your home more green. Green remodeling can contribute to a healthier environment, reduce your energy costs by 30% and add to the resale value of your home. The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) says that U.S. home buyers are willing to spend 11-25 percent more for a green home.

When you are planning your whole home remodel, consider these factors for making your home more green, inside and out. You can start with some small changes and work your way up to implementing the more significant. Even small changes make a difference!


  • 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
  • Recycled materials such as Vetrazzo countertops
  • Sustainable woods for flooring and cabinetry, such as bamboo
  • Heating, air conditioning and air quality systems, such as whole home fans
  • Thermal insulation, such as recycled blue jeans insulation


  • Solar powered exterior landscape lighting
  • Energy efficient windows
  • Engineered lumber
  • Radiant barrier plywood roofing
  • 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 home more friendly to the environment and more healthy for you and your family. At Jackson Design and Remodeling, several members of our team are Green Certified Professionals and can share their specialized knowledge with you about green remodeling that suits your unique needs and desires for your home.