Thursday, March 22, 2012

Sustainable Remodel

On April 21, 2012, we will feature one of our remodeled homes in the
2012 Sustainable Showcase.

This Madison family called us to update a home they'd recently purchased. They wanted to do so in a way that wouldn't interrupt the charm of the existing house, but would make the house more energy efficient and livable.

There were a number of items on their list, and with some design work and a little balancing of priorities, we accomplished what we set out to do--plan for a sustainable, updated house that stayed within their budget.

Some of the features they chose were:
  • A whole house fan rather than an A/C unit
  • Re-using as much of the current wood and trim as possible
  • A soaking tub rather than a whirlpool
  • CFL and Flourescent lighting
  • Ceiling fans in each room
  • A 1.28 gpf toilet in the remodeled bathroom
  • Utilizing natural light in the remodeled bathroom
The green practices we followed:
  • Lead-safe work practices
  • Removing knob and tube wiring so house could be fully insulated at a later date
  • Asbestos removal
  • Used local source for new cabinetry
  • Re-used and re-finished existing wood floors
Are you considering a remodeling project?
There are ways to stay green without increasing your budget.
Let us show you how!

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