No matter how big or small your home renovation is, there are many ways to ensure that the changes you make to your home will not only create a healthy environment for your family and shrink your carbon footprint (something your planet will definitely thank you for), but will also save you a lot of money down the road.
Whatever your renovation plan is, try to do as much as you can to increase the energy and water efficiency of your home, ensure clean indoor air, and use resource-smart materials and products to enhance your home.
These measures don’t have to be complicated. While some may involve a more substantial investment upfront, they will certainly reap substantial savings for you over time.
Here are some easy, green steps you can take in your next home renovation:
Any renovations guided by eco-friendly criteria is bound to recompense at least a part of your investment over time! Better yet, there are often tax breaks for undertaking this type of renovation – check into the federal and your provincial government’s initiatives on this front before starting your renovations.