On Earth Day, Be Inspired By These Green Remodeling Ideas
Earth Day is a natural opportunity to learn about ways to integrate green practices into your next remodel. Building and remodeling green has been a growing interest for homeowners for decades as society has become more aware of each individual’s impact on our global environment. The benefits of remodeling with a focus on sustainability and conservation are wide-ranging and long lasting, both for the planet and for the homeowners.
Green remodeling doesn’t have to be an “all or nothing” proposition. Some homes are designed and built with every element considered from a “green” lens. But any homeowner can make choices in just a few areas that will have a positive influence on the indoor health of the home and its long-term impact on the environment.
Several members of the Jackson Design and Remodeling team are Green Certified Professionals who can guide you through ways to incorporate green building principles into your home remodel or construction. Here is a partial list of available materials, products, and systems:
- 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
Making the decision to include green remodeling elements can be a simple and enjoyable process. Our team of designers, architects, and construction professionals will help you decide where and how to make green remodeling choices to help you live in a more sustainable, healthy, and efficient home.