Install Energy Star Appliances
A great place to begin a green remodeling is in the kitchen. Replacing old appliances for new, energy efficient appliances cuts down on the use of water and energy. Installing an efficient dishwasher, for example, can use much less water than washing dishes by hand. Plus, you’ve got to admit, new appliances look fantastic!
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Incorporate Natural Sustainable Materials
Opting for environmentally-friendly materials such as bamboo for flooring and cabinetry is another option for green remodeling. Bamboo is a renewable resource. Because it grows quickly, constant harvesting is not detrimental to the environment. In addition, bamboo is very durable and resistant to moisture, making it an attractive alternative to wood.
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Low Flow Plumbing Fixtures
Reducing your home’s water consumption is as easy as installing low-flow fixtures. By applying air pressure to the water, these fixtures have made it possible to provide comparable water pressure with less water flow with the use of aeration. Essentially, less water is flowing at higher pressures.
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Consider Replacement Windows
Energy savings can be substantial if you choose to use this tip: go green with your home’s windows. Replacing windows is one of the most substantial ways of increasing your home’s value, comfort, and efficiency. Remodeling to install energy-efficient windows will keep the heat out of your home in the summer and prevent heat loss in the winter, keeping your home comfortable and reducing energy costs.
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Smart Lighting Saves Money
Replacing incandescent light bulbs with compact fluorescent bulbs is a smart way to add energy-efficiency to your home. Compact fluorescent bulbs not only use roughly a quarter of the energy of incandescent light bulbs, they also last longer. Energy-efficient skylights are another means of adding natural light into your home.
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