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Go Green! 5 Eco-Friendly Home Remodel Projects

July 30, 2013

Eco-friendly home improvement projectsWe Portlanders love our green city. Portland is recognized as one of the most eco-friendly cities in the country, and we’re always looking for ways to show Mother Earth we’ve got her back. Here’s 5 ways you can go green in your next home remodeling project:


Go Solar 
If your home is in a good position to catch lots of sunlight, installing solar panels can produce cleaner, cheaper energy for your house. Your home could even become completely solar-powered.


Insulate
It’s as simple as rolling out the fiberglass. Eliminating heat or cool air loss in homes means you use smaller amounts of fossil fuels on heating.


Low-Impact Lawns
Replace those water-guzzling lawns with flowers or fruits and vegetables. The absence of a high-maintenance lawn means no emissions from lawnmowers, no fertilizers that leak into the groundwater, and less water needed to keep things alive.


Low-VOC Paint
If you’re repainting a room, choosing paint low in volatile organic compounds (VOCs) means less chemical emissions. It also means less stink for you.


Bamboo Flooring 
If you’re set on a hardwood floor, use bamboo. Bamboo grows back much more quickly than trees and means depletion isn’t nearly the issue it is with regular hardwoods.

 

Need help with one of these environmentally-friendly home improvement projects? Contact the professionals at Improvement Remodeling today!



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