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Green Remodeling Guide: From Indoor Air Quality to Energy Efficiency

Strategic remodeling can transform your existing home into a sustainable haven.
By Lydia Lee
September/October 2004
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Green remodeling improves your indoor environment, increases your home’s energy efficiency, conserves natural resources—and can save you money. Many local utilities provide rebates or low-cost loans for energy-efficient appliances, and energy-improvement mortgages are available through nationwide lenders such as Fannie Mae. (For information, go to NatResNet.org.) If you’re a do-it-yourself type or your contractor isn’t familiar with green building, the following guide can help keep you on track.


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