GRAND RAPIDS, Mich (WOTV) - Just as a person doesn't become a vegetarian overnight, a "green" home is a process, taken in steps. Eco-friendly elements can be added to any design - without sacrificing style. It really is about making better choices, and more informed decisions. Products used are recycled, recyclable, and made from renewable resources
The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) considers a remodeling project "green" when energy efficiency, water and resource conservation, sustainable or recycled products and indoor air quality considerations are incorporated into the process. This definition gives you plenty of options to at least be more "green" than you might have been because it's not an all or nothing proposition.
What are the benefits of green remodeling?
Green homeowners enjoy knowing they are doing something good for the environment, their family and the future by saving energy and precious resources. It's good for the community, too. Local jurisdictions can make consumers aware of rebates and credits to encourage them to build green. By using fewer materials and generating less waste, green remodeling can help counties lower waste management fees, achieve recycling goals and delay the need for new power sources.
Certified Green Professional (CGP)
Standale Lumber and Interiors has Certified Green Professionals on staff who can guide you during a green remodel or new construction. We can help educate you on the "best practices" in building techniques so that your building projects are both energy-efficient and make the best use of resources.
Carpet Landfill Elimination and Recycling (CLEAR)
Standale Interiors is a voluntary participant of CLEAR. When you purchase carpet from Standale Interiors, your old carpet and pad can be recycled into new carpet, picnic tables, park benches, and car parts. This creates US jobs, save 4,500 pounds of carpet from landfills and reduces our dependence on foreign oil.
Future articles will focus specifically on green flooring, cabinetry and window treatment options.
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