Green Remodeling Idea Book
Now in its third edition, the Green Remodeling Idea Book, is designed to help area residents make cost-effective remodeling decisions to conserve energy and other resources.
Remodeling itself is a green practice. It reuses older residences rather than building new, and it allows homeowners to stay in the homes and neighborhoods they love, while still giving them the modern conveniences of a new home.
This book provides practical ideas to make any remodeling project a green project — from a fresh coat of paint to a brand new room addition. Green remodeling is better for you, your family, your community and the planet — and you may be surprised to find it can save money, too.
Limited quantities of the book are available through many city offices and this PDF version is available online.
The First Suburbs Coalition would like to thank Piper-Wind Architects, Inc., for its work on the book.
Another resource to help identify green improvements you can make while renovating your home is the Eco-Cool Remodel Tool from King County, Wash.