“Seeing Green” in Vermont

With the “green” building movement gaining popularity worldwide, one may wonder if it is better to build from scratch or remodel an existing building. As Robert Lockard mentions in his latest LuxuryRealEstate.com magazine article “Seeing Green”, remodeling an existing building is an ultimate way to reduce, reuse, and recycle.

Remodeling a home that already exists saves on materials and transportation, as well as offers an opportunity to invest more in eco-friendly upgrades than one might not otherwise afford. Lockland presents a balanced overview of what it means to own or create a “green” property, as well as helps define just what exactly “green” means.

Here in Vermont, the Vermont Green Building Network focuses on “promoting the environmental, financial, community, and health benefits of green design, construction, and building operation practices” Their website has myriad resources on how to and the benefits of building green.

If you are interested in remodeling a property, the Department of Planning and Development in Seattle, WA has put together a great site on how to remodel in a ways that are environmentally conscientious. Check it out here.

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