Feb 28, 2012
5 ways (and reasons) to do a sustainable remodel.
Make the right decisions at the beginning, and a sustainable remodel of an existing home can often outperform a new home. Begin with a thorough evaluation including testing and inspecting existing insulation, air sealing (the building envelope), and mechanical systems (plumbing, HVAC, and electrical); identifying solar orientation; and identifying structural defects.
When you consider the existing building, evaluate its condition, and take into account the local climate, you can create a truly sustainable renovation with little extra effort that will please be an asset to the you, the community and the environment.