Any project, large or small, can be a step towards a greener, more environmentally friendly home.
There are lots of good reasons to think green when you plan to make changes to your home. A green renovation helps to reduce your impact on the environment. It also means a better home — a healthier and more comfortable living space, lower monthly operating costs and increased value. A home to enjoy, a home to be proud of!
A Greener Home Begins with a Plan
There are many opportunities to make good environmental choices for your renovation. From fixtures to appliances, from insulation to windows and heating equipment — many of today’s products and systems deliver better performance with less environmental impact than even a decade ago.
There are three important steps you and your renovator need to work through when greening your renovation project:
Increasing the energy and water efficiency of your home
Ensuring clean indoor air
Choosing resource-smart materials and products
Depending on the type of renovation work you are doing, not every step will be equally important for your project, or relevant. However, it is a good idea to review each step carefully to make sure you do not miss an option that could benefit you, your family and the environment.