Consider donating building materials to places like the Habitat for Humanity ReStore.
Consider donating building materials to places like the Habitat for Humanity ReStore.

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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