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Thinking green in building or remodeling means an efficient use of resources that reduces the impact the building will have on human health and the world around us. Don’t let the cost deter you; it’s often an economically affordable choice. More and more homeowners are considering ways to remodel green. Here is an overview of just some things to consider about the building blocks of your next project. Sustainable wood is harvested from carefully managed forests where the process from planting to cropping is sensitive to environmental concerns. Sustainable forest operations are committed to ecological responsibility and the health and longevity of their forests. The two most common wood options are hardwoods such as oak and redwood, and softwoods from trees such as pine, cedar, and spruce. Their difference resides, as the name suggests, in the woods’ durability. Though hardwood tends to stand up to more abuse, it is harvested from older growth forests that take longer to replenish.

When planning a remodel, one of the first decisions you will make is how to incorporate green building practices into your project. Building a “greener” or “sustainable” home is simply building a healthier, tighter, more durable and efficient home with devices and materials that last longer, that use fewer, reuse or produce their own resources. This promotes savings through their function or contains little or no toxic materials that can harm your and your family. Green building strategies help to preserve the environment for future generations by making life in your home more comfortable and healthy living.

 

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