Remodeling Goes Green
Green remodeling is a term used to comprise materials and techniques in remodeling that are both environmentally responsible and energy efficient.
While many trends come and go, Encompass stands firm behind green remodeling. The benefits of green remodeling aren’t solely advantageous to the environment; it also saves you money where it counts. From lowered electricity and water usage, to higher residential resale value, to improvement of your home’s indoor air quality and a cleaner living environment, green remodeling has a positive effect in every department.
For over nine years of remodeling homes in Northern Virginia, we’ve met hundreds of homeowners in all shades of green. Some are passionate about everything green, from water conservation to air quality. Others are content with the simple green remodeling choice, like knowing their home will have a recycling bin in the kitchen. Yet all of these people have one thing in common, every homeowner is making conscious decisions to save them money and conserve resources.
Going green on your remodeling project is a two-part process. First is your home’s overall efficiency and performance. A home with better air quality, water-conserving products and energy-efficient appliances will not only save you money but also provide for a healthier environment to live in. Second is the selection of materials for your green remodeling project. Products that are recycled or sustainable don’t always negatively impact your budget; on the contrary, many “green” remodeling products are reasonably cost-neutral.
Remodeling itself is a green choice. By not completely rebuilding, many valuable materials will be retained and less new materials will be consumed. And by simply replacing your windows, doors, some appliances, and re-insulating your existing space, your home will be considerably more energy efficient.
Encompass is experienced in this process and we will lead you through the “green maze” of product selections so that you can make informed decisions and stay within your budget. The extent of “green” in your remodeling project is entirely up to you, and we’re here to help.
Have some questions? We’d love to hear from you. Call us today or email us for more information.