Being green is more than just a current trend. It’s a way of life that many people need to take on in order to get the environment back on track. If you are interested in a more energy efficient lifestyle, you need to think about green aspects in everything you do within your home. When you remodel, for example, there are sustainable building ideas you can put into effect. Here are a few…
Utilize Free Lighting
Instead of installing more overhead lighting and taking more electricity and energy from the grid, it is a good idea in sustainable building remodels to use as much free lighting as possible. That might mean installing skylights into hallways and bathrooms and other spaces that can use natural lighting instead of overhead lights. You could also put bigger windows into other rooms to use the sunlight in your everyday living.
If a new roof is part of your remodeling job, go with sustainable building remodels that include new roof products (which come in a variety of colors and materials) that reflect more of the sun’s rays and lower the temperature of the roof, which can then cut your cooling expenses and save energy as well.
Sustainable building remodels are all about recycling. When you choose salvaged, secondhand, or antique furniture, doors, fixtures, trim, or anything else for your project, you are doing your part in recycling during the project. If you remove items from your house that can be used again, make sure they go somewhere where someone else can use them as well.
Staying “green” isn’t always easy when remodeling, but using sustainable building remodels as part of your process will give you the energy efficient results you want that can really make you feel good about the project as a whole. Whether you know what you want, or you aren’t sure where to start, Paradis Remodeling and Building is here for you. We’d love to help with sustainable building remodels from start to finish. We’ll come to you with great ideas that might work well for your needs and you get to make the final decisions on what goes into your home improvement project.