You hear less about “Green Building” today than a few years ago but people occasionally still ask me what they should know about the topic when they remodel their homes. Here are a few tips:

  • Minimize what you send to the landfill by donating the building materials you remove to a local salvage yard or Habitat Re-Store.
  • Look for recycled content in the new materials you choose for your project. Again, this keeps material out of landfills and usually requires less energy for manufacturing.
  • Choose products and materials that will use water and energy as efficiently as you possibly can. Not only will you be preserving resources, you will likely save yourself money every month when you pay your utility bills.

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Danny Lipford


Danny Lipford is a home improvement expert and television personality who started his remodeling business, Lipford Construction, at the age of 21 in Mobile, Alabama. He gained national recognition as the host of the nationally syndicated television show, Today's Homeowner with Danny Lipford, which started as a small cable show in Mobile. Danny's expertise in home improvement has also led him to be a contributor to popular magazines and websites and the go-to source for advice on everything related to the home. He has made over 200 national television appearances and served as the home improvement expert for CBS's The Early Show and The Weather Channel for over a decade. Danny is also the founder of 3 Echoes Content Studio,, and Checking In With Chelsea, a décor and lifestyle blog.

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