Happy Earth Day! Here’s How to Integrate Green Remodeling Ideas into Your Home   

As we celebrate Earth Day, we’re taking a look at eco-friendly building practices and how they can be integrated into your ideal home. Green remodeling starts with some foundational ideas: sustainability, conservation, and energy-efficiency. When we remodel our homes with these principles in mind, we not only contribute to a healthier planet but also to a healthier home environment with better air quality. Green ideas can include simple decisions such as investing in energy-efficient appliances that are built to last, energy-saving lighting and window design, using repurposed materials, and recycling building materials at the end of a project.

Our experienced designers, architects, and construction professionals can help you sort through your choices to determine which green remodeling elements are best for your home. Below is a partial list:

  • Energy Efficient Windows
  • Engineered Lumber
  • Radiant Barrier Plywood
  • Thermal Insulation
  • Vapor Barriers
  • Moisture Protection/Vapor Barriers
  • High Efficiency Light Fixtures
  • High Efficiency Water Heaters
  • Heating, Air Conditioning, and Air Quality Systems
  • Low Flow Toilet and Shower Heads
  • Point of Use Hot Water Heaters
  • Recirculation of Centralized Hot Water Heaters
  • Irrigation Systems and Drought Resistant Landscape
  • Solar Powered exterior landscape lighting

Several members of the Jackson Design and Remodeling team have been trained as Green Certified Professionals and can share ways to incorporate green building principles into your home remodel. CGP-certification emphasizes combining good building technology with optimal products and materials to create a more environmentally friendly home.

Green building strategies help to preserve the environment for future generations and make life in your home more comfortable and healthy today. Green remodeling creates a more sustainable, healthy, and efficient home and signifies the importance of Earth Day every day.