3 Home Projects to Install Environmentally-Conscious Upgrades


| 5/3/2016 9:34:00 AM


It's past time to say that conversations on eco-friendliness, sustainability, and green living are abound. Going green isn't a fad. It's a lifestyle, a smart lifestyle that has found its way into the hearts of many homes--and rightly so. As homeowners continue to discover more environmental benefits of sustainable living, at home and at work, the rest of us are benefiting thanks to the countless  ideas to improve the “greenness” and quality of our living space. If you’ve been doing some research on your own, you’ve  probably read about compact fluorescent lamps, programmable thermostat, and even the advantages of growing houseplants.

However, no matter how well you equip your home to increase its eco-friendliness, there’s always room for improvement. Here are a few unique eco-friendly remodeling ideas you might want to tackle in your next project:

 

Explore Green Flooring Options

Investing in earth-friendly flooring does not mean that you have to kiss the classy wood floor goodbye. Instead, homeowners can make a huge difference by hiring remodeling contractors/companies that holds the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification.

FSC is an international non-profiting organization that seeks to promote responsible forest management. To be FSC-certified, companies have to satisfy all 57 FSC criteria, which include respecting native cultures and economies, restricting clear-cutting (removal of all trees in a forest), and using minimal pesticide.



But sustainably harvested wood is not your only option either. As Green Home Guide points out, the market offers homeowners a wide variety of flooring options that range from linoleum to cork.

LargeCarl
5/6/2016 5:26:29 PM

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