31 Aug '13, 10pm

Green Remodeling on a Budget: Three Important Things to Consider

Advice provided by: Jodi Selene, LEED AP, Red Oak Realty We hear so much about Green, but what constitutes a green building or remodel...? And, perhaps more importantly in this economy, how can it be done affordably? In this first part of a two part series, I'll aim to answer that question. Green Remodeling Sustainable, or green, remodeling is basically the same 4 R’s that first emerged in the early 1970’s when the American Environmental Movement developed: Reduce, Reuse, Reclaim, Recycle. Reducing harmful substances and waste by not using high V.O.C. products (volatile organic chemicals that outgas and can contribute to health problems). Re-using products that are normally a waste product (think: recycled glass countertops, or carpeting made out of recycled soda bottles). Reclaim (the use of wood that has been taken from an old house that is being remodeled. Often this wo...

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