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Sustainable Rehab/Addition

One way to achieve sustainable practices is to rehab a residence. The embodied energy in the creating of the materials that make up the building is immense- and rehabbing such structures recycles all that energy + the labor that went into its construction.

A sustainable rehab/addition incorporates sustainable methodologies into its construction.

A few of these would be:

  • SIPS, ICF, or SCIPS construction methodologies
  • New quality double insulated, gas-filled windows
  • Energy- Star rated appliances
  • Geo-thermal heating and cooling
  • Sustainable interior finishes - no V.O.C. paints, bamboo, cork, marmoleum, FSC- certified wood floors
  • Recycled wood
  • Recycled construction waste
  • Incorporate thermal mass