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Home Energy Magazine :: Home Performance in the Remodeling Industry: The remodeling industry has seen a signific...

Home Energy Magazine :: Home Performance in the Remodeling Industry: The remodeling industry has seen a signific...

This article originally appeared in the Home Performance Special Issue 2006 issue of Home Energy Magazine. SHARE The value of home remodeling in 2003 was $233 billion— 40% of all residential construction spending and 2% of the U.S. economy. Most homes at some time undergo at least one remodeling project. Over 800,000 room additions alone were completed in the United States in 2003, the majority by remodeling professionals. Clearly, remodelers have the opportunity to transform the existing housing stock by incorporating home performance into their projects. My experience in home performance stems from EarthCraft House, a program of Southface Energy Institute and the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association. EarthCraft House is a program that helps builders to create healthy, energy-efficient, and sustainable homes by incorporating building science principles into their pro...

Full article: http://www.homeenergy.org/show/article/nav/remodeling/id/207

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