Why Green Remodeling?
Cost Saving-Energy efficient and water saving designs and products reduce monthly utility bills. The most efficient new
appliances typically use 50% less energy than the most wasteful models. Choosing a high-efficiency washing machine can save up to $90 on energy bills and 6,000 gallons of water, every year.
Health -Health-focused designs maximize fresh air and natural light, while reducing the risk of injury and asthma. Using green and low-toxic materials and good ventilation techniques can help to prevent problems like molds, allergens and poor air quality that causes many health problems.
Beauty & Comfort -Natural materials, high quality lighting, and good design details make for pleasing spaces.
Added Value- Universal designed homes that welcome various ages and abilities are marketable to a larger population. Green elements also represent value: 96% home buyer said they are willing to pay more for a home with green features.
Ecological Benefit-By making your home remodeling green, you can be more resource efficient, minimize waste, and recycle what’s left over to reduce the amount of materials ending up in landfills. choosing environmentally responsible products, you can protect forests, wildlife, and air and water quality.
Universal Design & Green Building in Los Angeles:
Green House Home Improvements is located in Southern California and is based in Los Angeles.
We welcome all inquiries and offer free consultations and assessments:
Tel: (800) 804-8810
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Our Recent Los Angeles Kitchen Remodel
Most homeowners think that kitchen is the heart of the home. Come to think of it, the kitchen is the most busiest place in everybody’s home. Many activities happen in this space such as food preparation, eating, entertaining, recycling station, homework supervision, message centre, budgeting and bill payments, and family meetings.
On the right is one of our completed projects here in Los Angeles, CA.
That is why we often get calls for kitchen remodeling job. Three out of five kitchen remodeling projects that we always do is GREEN KITCHENS.
We make it simple, functional but stylish, environment friendly & energy and water efficient kitchen.
One example is this Los Angeles kitchen project we did last year. Here are some of green practices we integrate in this project.
- Recycle functional materials.
- Replace old single-pane windows to an energy efficient double-pane windows
- Install LED recessed ambient lighting and task lights.
- Install water efficient faucets.
- Distribute domestic hot water efficiently.
- Install wall insulation that exceeds current Title 24 requirements.
- Use No-VOC Interior Paint
- Use low-No VOC construction seals and adhesives.
- Use environmentally preferable flooring.
- Install water and dishwasher.
- Install Energy Star Refrigerator.
- Install Energy Star washing machine and dryer.
- Install lighting control.
- Range hood vented outside.
- FSC-certified mouldings and trims
Green Homes Are Selling For More In Southern California
Greenly labeled Southern California homes are averaging an increase in value of $34,800 says researchers from UC Berkeley and UCLA.
Now that is money you can take to the bank.
The study shows that when homes are listed for sale with the labels LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), Green Point Rated and Energy Star they had an increase in value and had a direct correlation to its final sale price.
Green Point Rated is an independent organization that rates homes with green certification stamps of approval that you should definitely check out.
These improvements included being well-insulated and having energy effcient lighting. Other improvements people looked for were high-effciency toilets with dual flush, high recycled content insulation, energy effcient heating, cooling and ventilation systems also known as HVAC and also solar panels.
Now even if you don't plan on selling or buying any time soon, plans for your exisiting home should be ring bells on what to upgrade when you have some extra cash and would like to bring down the monthly energy bills and have the self satisfaction in being "green".
Updates on exising homes that homeowners can upgrade normally cost on average around the $10,000 range and it depends how green of a project you are wanting to invest in. Give us a call if you have any questions or would like a free quote or consultation on a project you are thinking of.
Read the Cited Article and Research [ Huffington Post ]