Working With A Green Builder For Eco Friendly Housing
As the world becomes more aware of the impact our daily decisions have on the environment, working with green building contractors to remodel your luxury home is becoming increasingly popular. A green builder understands what it really means to build eco friendly housing, and this understanding is taken to the next level when you choose to work with a design build team that specializes in green remodel projects.
When remodeling your home, whether it is the entire home or even one area, green building contractors and design build teams can assist with making changes to the plans that contribute greatly to your eco friendly housing needs.
A large portion of choosing to build eco friendly housing begins with choosing the right products and appliances used in the green remodel. Rather than simply replacing an old appliance with a more environment-friendly product, green builders look at the house as a whole and evaluate several options for making your project a green remodel. A green builder not only looks at the products contained within the walls of the structure, but also at their own practices and methods to consume less energy during every stage of the green remodel project.
A green building contractor typically will perform an energy audit of your home that looks for every possible waste of energy that can be remedied. While an eco-friendly homeowner may choose a more energy efficient washing machine, the energy auditor knows to look at structural designs that may contribute to energy loss such. Window placement, the level of insulation in the home, materials used for the floor and walls and even the lighting choices and schemes all play a role in making a home eco friendly.
For more information on turning your remodel project into a green remodel project, contact the green building contractors and design professionals at Hanlon Design Build. Specializing in luxury, custom home building, green building and extensive home remodeling projects, the design build team at Hanlon Design Build serves customers in the communities of Washington DC, NW DC, Bethesda, MD, Chevy Chase, MD, McLean, VA, Georgetown, Palisades, Spring Valley, Foxhall Road, Edgemoor and Wesley Heights.