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What is this new “Green” remodeling?

Some people will say it is conserving energy, others will say it is recycling materials removed from your project to lower the load on land fills and using renewable materials and resources. Still others are only worried about indoor air quality. Actually we believe it is a combination of all three. We can work with you to accommodate your needs. If it is a kitchen, bathroom, basement or even an addition, we have several completed projects with a combination of all these items. We are building more and more of these types of projects and are also incorporating these ideas into every project we do, whether the clients ask for it or not.

Two of us have taken the NARI’s Green Remodeling pilot course and also completed the first NARI Certification course.  Ron Cowgill recently took the Green Certification Test and was awarded the GCP (Green Certificate Professional) designation.

Did you know?
The built environment has a profound impact on our natural environment, economy, health and productivity. In the United States, buildings account for:
  • 36% of total energy use/65% of electricity consumption
  • 30% of greenhouse gas emissions
  • 30% of raw materials use
  • 30% of waste output/136 million tons annually
  • 12% of potable water consumption
Breakthroughs in building science, technology and operations are available to designers, builders and owners who want to build green and maximize both economic and environmental performance. Environmental benefits:
  • Enhance and protect ecosystems and biodiversity
  • Improve air and water quality
  • Reduce solid waste
  • Conserve natural resources
Economic benefits:
  • Reduce operating costs
  • Enhance asset value and profits
  • Improve employee productivity and satisfaction
  • Optimize life-cycle economic performance
Health and community benefits:
  • Improve air, thermal and acoustic environments
  • Enhance occupant comfort and health
  • Minimize strain on local infrastructure
  • Contribute to overall quality of life

LEED®, the "Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design" Green Building Rating System, is the nationally accepted standard for green buildings developed by the USGBC membership. For more information please visit www.usgbc.org

Green doesn’t necessarily mean more expensive or ugly. The following pictures are of a project where we were able to stay on budget and still make a dramatic improvement in appearance and serviceability.


Before   After
Before DR Services - Green Remodeling
 
After DR Services - Certified Green Builder
     
Before DR Services Kitchen Remodel
Kitchen Remodel With Earth Friendly Products
     
Energy Efficient Appliances and Building Products

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