Going green can mean a lot of things today. From simply replacing your toilet bowl to a dual flush system to using low VOC paint or replacing your old light bulb to an LED bulb, can be considering going green. Just because your home doesn’t have solar panels on the roof or uses rainwater to flush the toilets doesn’t mean it can’t be a green home. A lot of it starts with the shell of the building. Having good insulated doors and windows, a well-insulated attic space and wall system will result in savings of electrical costs. It can also come down to the smallest details within a home, like using recycled or reclaimed materials to build a storage cabinet. The key to going green is to recycle, reuse and reduce, along with many more aspects.

Lessen your impact on the Earth with these green renovation choices:

  • Change to more energy-efficient windows to save on energy costs and, in turn, lessen your carbon footprint
  • Improve the insulation and heating system efficiency in your home
  • Install systems that reduce the use of electricity and water (like an on-demand unit that heats water only when it’s needed)
  • Select locally sourced building supplies that don’t contribute as much to carbon emissions created by transportation
  • Use materials that don’t harm a person’s health, like environmentally friendly paint that emits low to no volatile organic compounds (VOCs)
  • Use ecological and durable materials
  • Reduce the need for electric lighting by installing light tubes, skylights or LEDs
  • Reuse or give away some of the old material to make new use of it instead of sending it to the landfill

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