In many cases, you don’t have to make huge, dramatic changes to your home in order to make it more environmentally friendly. These small changes can help you earn a top green building rating without rebuilding your entire home.
- Choose double-pane glass windows, which help keep heat inside in the winter and cold inside during the summer. If you have old windows, replacing them with new energy-efficient ones is the simplest step you can take towards a greener home.
- Recycled denim insulation helps keep your home a comfortable temperature while also reducing waste that is sent to a landfill.
- Keep solar reflectivity in mind when designing your roof. You will want to choose light colors and possible a special white membrane to keep the heat down in the hot summer months.
- Instead of building an entirely new outdoor dining area, consider installing a rectangular roof with a glass inlay. This gives the feeling of being outside, but can be enjoyed year-round and requires fewer new materials.
If you’re designing a new home or modifying your current property, contact Trilogy Partners. Ask us how we can help you design the green and efficient home of your dreams.