If you want to minimize the environmental impact of remodeling your home, choose a home remodeler who understands “green” options. Our team at Mosaik Design & Remodeling is conscious of our effect on our surroundings throughout the design and construction process. The U.S. Green Building Council has created a point system to determine how “green” building design, construction practices, and operating processes are through the Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design Program (LEED.) However, the LEED Program has not yet developed a system for remodels. Instead, the Regreen Program has been established for remodelers by providing a set of tools and resources that offer guidelines for environmentally conscious remodelers.
Some of the guidelines to be aware of in your remodel are:
- Choose energy-efficient lighting and appliances, as well as water- and energy-efficient fixtures and faucets.
- Select a design that allows aging-in-place, which will eliminate the need to remodel the home later in life.
- If a kitchen remodel is on your radar, request resource-friendly, low-emission cabinet and floor materials, as well as install ventilation to keep air quality high.
- Remodeling doesn’t have to mean adding on. You can reconfigure your space to make it more efficient and functional.
There are many other guidelines that the Mosaik Design & Remodeling team would be glad to incorporate into your “green remodel.” Please give us a call and we can discuss all of the details!