Home Energy Audit
Does your house feel drafty? Are you trying to find ways to reduce your energy bills? Are you thinking about renovating your home?
The first thing you want to think about is energy efficiency. If you are already in a home, you will want to consider getting a home energy audit.
What is a home energy audit you ask? It involves a "whole-house" approach to finding the most cost-effective improvement to increase your homes energy efficiency. View the Energy Star web site to learn more about home energy audits.
Green Building Checklist
Now that you've had your home energy audit, you’re ready to do some work. In addition to the energy saving items from the audit, there is still a lot of green you can add to the project. Here is a checklist (PDF) of green building materials and systems that can be incorporated into your renovation project.
Looking for a weekend project? Here are sixteen sustainable things you can do (PDF) to go green at home provided by the U.S. Green Building Council.
Revised March 20, 2013