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6 Green Remodeling Principles
19 Jun, 2015 Green Remodeling
What exactly is green remodeling and why should I engage in it?
Green remodeling is a type of home improvement activity where you transform your current home into an energy-efficient, environmental friendly, and an aesthetically pleasing one. Before tearing down the wall, it is important to be guided by these green remodeling principles.
Learn about the Michael Nash Design Build & Homes™ green remodeling principles:
- Enhance your current home rather than creating a new one.
Whenever a house is constructed, the natural environment somewhat loses its value. To build green means to remodel an existing home to help conserve forests, fields, streams, and other areas that are not yet fully developed.
- Use recycled materials
When you use recycled materials to remodel your home, you are preventing tons of materials that end up in landfills. Also, recycled materials exclude the environmental impact of mining and processing new materials. Be sensitive when using these recycled materials. Ask your remodeler about the content of the material before using it.
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- Purchase local products
You do not have to travel far to buy sustainable products for your home. Factories from the USA also provide green wood flooring and other materials.
- Reduce energy consumption
The best way to go green is to reduce the energy consumption of a home. If a house extracts its energy from sunlight or the wind, then you are good to go. Basics are air sealing, additional insulation, lighting upgrades, duct sealing, and new HVAC system.
- Do an energy audit
For a greener home, the homeowner should have an energy audit done by a certified home energy analyst. This audit will give you an organized plan on how to keep track of your energy performance.
- Make green a habit
Packing your home with environmental friendly materials and systems is not enough for going green. Individuals ought to understand the importance of doing activities that would help promote greener living everywhere they go.
Michael Nash Design Build & Homes is a world class, multi-awarded remodeling company which specializes in Complete Kitchen Remodeling, Complete Bathroom Remodeling, Complete Basement Remodeling, and Complete Home Additions & Extensions. Our expertise also extends to Addition Remodeling as well as Major Renovations, New Custom Homes, Outdoor Living Services, etc. For inquiries and in-home consultations, call us on our mobile number (703) 457-8684. You can also take advantage of our services through these areas: Northern VA | Aldie | Alexandria | Annandale | Arlington County | Arlington | Ashburn | Burke | Centreville | Chantilly | Clifton | Dunn Loring | Fairfax County | Fairfax Station | Fairfax | Falls Church | Gainesville | Great Falls | Haymarket | Herndon | Leesburg | Lorton | Loudoun County | Manassas | McLean | Merrifield | Oakton | Potomac Falls | Prince William County | Purcellville | Reston | Springfield | Sterling | Vienna | Woodbridge, VA.