Using green building concepts helps the environment no matter the size of the project.
With all of the recent attention brought to conservation and the preservation of our natural resources, many of us have a desire to do our part when building or remodeling. Despite our good intentions, sometimes a tight budget can be an obstacle. Surprisingly, not all green options are more expensive; actually, some are even cheaper. Especially if you consider cost over time, many green products are more durable and have a longer lifespan.
If you’re planning a new home or addition, many green products can replace traditional building products. Here are some alternatives to traditional materials.
You can build “green” by the building methods you utilize as well. If you’re on a strict budget and can’t afford features such as solar energy and other green products, have your contractor employ some of the following tips throughout the course of your project.
Even if you’re not able to go completely green in your project, you and your builder can work together to include as many of these tips as possible. One of our certified contractors can discuss your ideas and give you a free estimate. Don’t allow a tight budget to discourage you from building your project as green as possible.
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