If you’re trying to find ways in which you can reduce your environmental footprint when building a new home, then you should consider green building construction practices. Using green building materials for your home construction is the best place to start.

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Building construction tends to use up a large quantity of natural resources. Around 60 percent of the raw materials, not counting fuel or food, used in the country’s entire economy are used for construction purposes.  By salvaging building materials, you’ll save energy as well as reduce greenhouse gas emissions due to the fact that you’ll be reducing the need to extract raw materials, process them and then have them shipped.

There are many stores that now sell salvaged materials that you can use for your home construction project, including drywall, kitchen countertops, steel, carpeting, plastic lumber, insulation, glass tiles and more. Materials that have been salvaged for future use are required to have a “recycled” label on them so that you know that you are investing in green building materials.

If you are looking for a way to become more environmentally-friendly, then use green building materials for your construction. Contact us at Trilogy Partners for additional home building advice.

Doing our part for the environment by adding “green” elements to a home need be neither unattractive nor expensive. In fact, the whole purpose of green living is to conserve resources and therefore save you money.

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Here are just some of the many ways to embrace a green home style:

  • Energy-Efficient Lighting: This particular technology has really come into its own in the past decade. There are now energy-efficient CFLs for almost every purpose and they come in a variety of wavelengths or “colors” that will satisfy even the most discriminating homeowner.
  • Water Conservation Devices: Everything from outdoor catch basins for watering your lawn to low-flow toilets and showers can help conserve water and lower your monthly utility bills.
  • Repurposed Materials: While known to fans of “industrial” style for years, the use of recovered brickwork, mantels and other salvaged objects, repurposed materials add a rustic charm while also keeping costs down when remodeling or building new.

For more information on these and other interior design topics, please contact us at Trilogy Partners.

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