Your remodeling goals may include making better use of living space, adding storage, replacing worn-out features, or simply personalizing your home. The goal of green remodeling not only makes your home look better, but makes it work better, for both you and the environment.
When considering landscaping, naturally plants come to mind, but there are many other outside elements which contribute to the way your home presents itself to the world. This fact sheet will help you to learn about ecologically superior landscaping products in a range of styles to complement your home and personal tastes.
A quality roof plays a key role in protecting the rest of your home from the elements. If you find you are in need of a roof replacement, approaching the process with green remodeling principles in mind will maximize your roof's protective qualities, and your investment, while minimizing its environmental impact.
A green kitchen remodel can help you realize many benefits from a single smart design. With careful planning, you can create a living space that combines beauty, efficiency, comfort and convenience with health and conservation.
Home Performance with ENERGY STAR, a national program from the EPA and DOE, promotes a comprehensive, whole-house approach to making energy-efficiency improvements. Download this case study to learn about the process and results of a Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Retrofit.
Deconstruction involves the systematic and manual disassembly of the affected sections of a structure. Download this document from DeConstruction Services, LLC to learn about the deconstruction process and the benefits and savings of deconstruction over demolition.
While cost-effective, energy efficiency measures for new homes in hot, humid climate regions have been well researched, extracting cost data from the residential remodeling sector is more challenging. Download this report to review 2 case studies from Florida which examine energy cost savings from retrofits.
In October 2005, a family moved into a Habitat for Humanity home near Denver, and became partners with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Building America (BA) program to understand how to create affordable zero energy homes (ZEHs) in cold climates. This report details the design, construction and performance of the home.
Designing green homes can be confusing, from understanding finances to choosing materials and design layouts/blueprints. Get step-by-step instructions and helpful checklists to make your green home dreams a reality.