The buzz in the home remodeling world today is all about “green”. New Concept 180 is no exception to the buzz. Very simply put, green defines “your home’s performance” as it relates to remodeling.
During the process of remodeling, “green” can be approached in three ways:
- Design Considerations.
- Selection of specific types of products and materials.
- Construction methodology;
Benefits to green remodeling:
- A healthier home
- Lower maintenance
- Reduced energy costs
- The use of sustainable materials
- Better living & satisfaction of peace of mind
Green remodeling certifications
When looking for a remodeler, be sure to ask about their green certifications and how they will be able to help you incorporate green remodeling into your next project. There are many nationally recognized green certification programs available for remodeling and building professionals today:
A green building environmental certification program that brings consumers together with certified building practitioners who have proven knowledge about green building techniques and approaches. New Concept 180 has dozens of Green Advantage professionals on staff.
Green Certified Professional (GCP)
The National Association of the Remodeling Industry has established the Green Certified Professional designation to promote the highest standards of green remodeling through credentialing of remodeling professionals.A green building environmental certification program that brings consumers together with certified building practitioners who have proven knowledge about green building techniques and approaches. New Concept 180 has dozens of Green Advantage professionals on staff.
Below are websites to help you learn more about what it means to be green and how to incorporate energy efficient and environmentally-friendly products into your home.
Because it’s the right thing to do
Energy Star is a joint program between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy. Learn ways to help save money and protect the environment through energy efficient products and practices.
Take the do-it-yourself energy efficiency test
Home Energy Saver is the first web-based, do-it-yourself energy audit tool. Find the best way to save energy in your home by leveraging the energy efficiency calculator.
The One-Stop Shop for Energy Efficiency
Developed by the U.S. Department of Energy, this consumer’s guide to energy efficiency and renewable energy allows you to view both do-it-yourself and professional home energy audits, links to consumer publications on the topic as well as valuable resources.