You’ve done you’re part to reduce, reuse, and recycle, but don’t let your green efforts end there. There are plenty opportunities to make your home more eco-friendly after disaster. Whether you have a remodel already planned or you just want to make your space more sustainable, honor the month of Earth Day and let Mother Nature be your project guide.
Lending a helping hand to the planet is a big benefit for the environment. By taking an eco-conscious approach with your home project, you too can come out ahead.
Ready to partner with Mother Earth for your next remodel? Here a few ways to reduce the impact your project will have on the planet.
There are plenty of places offering recycled construction materials to use in your next project. Counter tops, tiles, drywall, insulation, and more are available to help you avoid buying new while reducing waste that could end up in a landfill.
If you aren’t able to meet your needs with previously owned construction items, seek out new products that are manufactured from recycled materials. For example, skip granite counter tops, and instead look for recycled-content options made with glass, paper, or cork.
When replacing appliances or things like toilets and faucets, consider Energy Star rated items or low-flow features. These items are usually similar in price to their conventional counterparts, but can reduce the cost of how much you pay in utility bills over the course of their lifetime.
Bigger isn’t always better, especially in terms of the environment footprint left behind. If you’re building onto your existing home, factor in how much extra square footage you actually need instead of what would just be nice to have. A larger space not only requires more materials but also more energy to maintain.
Install windows in locations that allow for more natural light, including skylights in ceilings. It creates a beautiful feature in your home, while reducing the amount of indoor lighting–and electricity to run it–needed to brighten your space.
Since energy efficiency is a key component to green remodeling, consider replacing old, inefficient windows. No matter if the windows are considered green or traditional, this kind of upgrade can make you home cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter, without all the wear and tear on your HVAC to keep up with air leaking in or out.
You don’t have to turn your home into a 100 percent green building to make a positive effect on the environment. Even small projects can have a big impact. We can keep green efforts a priority with any reconstruction project you want to tackle.
We won’t just clean up the mess, we’ll coordinate the entire process of making sure your home or business looks brand new. Our technicians start reconstruction after emergency fire and water restoration, sewage cleanup, black mold removal services have been performed. A benefit to you is to have one company oversee and guide the entire process from beginning to end.
A&J Property Restoration provides 24/7 emergency services for homes, businesses, and commercial buildings around Madison, Middleton, Sun Prairie, Waunakee, Portage, Milwaukee, Brookfield, WI Dells, Fort Atkinson, Watertown, Oconomowoc, Waukesha, West Allis, and surrounding Dane County Wisconsin areas.