Green construction is the use of eco-friendly building standards. There can be evaluated for determining eco-friendly construction. A lot is taken into consideration with good reason.
Every step of the building process can be green. This highlights the fact that green construction is a conscious choice in most cases to be more friendly to our environment. There are many Do It Yourself projects we can do ourselves as well. It is all about the material.
- Reclaimed Wood
- Faucet Aeorators
- Recycled Materials
- Low VOC Paint or Zero VOC
A do it yourself home energy audit is a great home improvement project. There are no heavy tools involved. The information learned can influence future projects that save money and energy.
Big projects can be more eco-friendly in all areas. Green design may take more research for everything from remodel on up. Contractors have to be dedicated to eco-friendly building.
Wood that has been used before may be reused again. The uses of it are somewhat limited. It saves a lot of trees. Alternatively, wood that has the Forest Stewardship Council certification is considered eco-friendly.
Reclaimed wood is used for esthetics as wall covering and in utilitarian uses for products like pallets. It can be purchased alone, by the foot in the store, where it is up to your imagination on how to use it. There are pallets made out of it in the store as well.
Installing faucet Aerators is a relatively simple project. It is included in the design stage for remodel, commercial, and residential construction. They can be purchased individually or in packages. It depends on how many you need and the size of the faucets.
Many types of building materials may contain a percentage of recycled material. My toilet seat was made from recycled material. It is something you have to look for when purchasing materials and supplies outside of this store.
Large scale projects do it by design. When selling your home it is something you have to tell the agent and appraiser about. When purchasing a home it is something to ask about.
Low VOC Paint
Painting a room is a home improvement project and a remodel. Painting the house inside and out is a remodel. The type of paint used in construction is residential and or commercial construction. Low VOC or Zero VOC paint should be used. It is eco-friendly.
VOC stands for Volatile Organic Compound. It is bad for us and the enviornment. There are two zero VOC paint brands in the store. VOC is in more than just paint. It is in most construction compounds. Primer and sealant as well as a lot of other stuff. Look for the low VOC label.