Green Remodeling Guide: From Indoor Air Quality to Energy Efficiency

Strategic remodeling can transform your existing home into a sustainable haven.
September/October 2004
http://www.motherearthliving.com/Green-Homes/GREEN-Remodeling-Guide.aspx



Photo by Athena and Bill Steen

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.