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Renovating Green

Definition: Updating your home incorporating materials, design and technology that are sustainable and conservation-minded.
Specifically, you should:

  • Install maximum insulation in the area to be remodeled.


  • Install high-efficiency windows instead of those that just meet the energy code.


  • Seal all exterior penetrations in the area being remodeled.


  • Purchase only Energy Star® rated appliances.


  • Install only low-flow water fixtures.


  • Upgrade to an Energy Star® rated water heater, or even better, a tankless water heater.


  • Purchase the highest efficiency HVAC system you can afford.

    - adapted from an article by Broderick Perkins



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