When it comes to new home construction, homes built today are 100% more energy-efficient than homes built in the 1970s, according to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). Unfortunately, we do not all live in new homes. So how do we improve the energy efficiency of our older homes? Green Remodeling!
According to the Sustainable Building Industry Council (SBIC), housing alone consumes 20% of America’s energy. Green remodeling can lower a home’s energy consumption by 30-50%, lowering your utility bills while also providing you with better indoor air quality, decreasing your environmental impact, reducing your risk of asthma and allergies, and improving the long term value of your home.
“[Green Remodeling] offers every homeowner the opportunity to reduce home energy demands, lessen home maintenance costs, and increase comfort,” explains Everett Collier, President of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI). “Remodelers are increasingly exploring green remodeling principles for their overall value for their clients and for the sake of the environment.”
Green remodeling is perfect for any homeowner who wants to achieve ENERGY STAR or LEED certification, increase the durability of their current home, or increase their home’s sale price in a competitive real estate market.
Green Remodeling from Minnick’s
At Minnick’s, we work with you to determine the most cost-effective solutions for achieving your energy efficiency goals. Green remodeling involves a combination of home enhancements, including: Insulation Upgrades, Air Sealing, Energy Efficient Lighting Upgrades, and HVAC Improvements.
If you want to learn more about Green Remodeling, contact Minnick’s today at (301) 605-9112 and we’ll show you how to keep your home more comfortable and energy-efficient. You can also follow Minnick’s on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, and Pinterest for more energy efficiency tips and tricks.