Easy Ways to go Green

MOSAIC Group Guest Blogger: Morgan Zenner, Marketing & Communications Coordinator, National Association of the Remodeling Industry
Going green doesn’t have to cost a lot of money. The National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) offers easy ways to conserve energy and do your part to protect the world’s non-renewable resources.
Here are some easy ways to reduce energy consumption:
  • Program your thermostat to reduce heating/cooling when you’re not home.
  • Cover windows with plastic sheeting during the colder months.
  • Unplug unused items like coffee pots, clocks, computers or TVs.
  • Install compact fluorescent bulbs or LED lighting that use four times less lighting and last eight times longer than regular bulbs.
  • Add occupancy sensors or timers to rooms to shut down lighting when no one is around.
  • Replace your furnace filters at least once a month.
  • Use low-flow faucets and insulate electric water heaters and pipes.
  • Wash clothes with cold water.
Going green doesn’t end there! Other ways to go green include adding insulation, replacing windows and doors, installing new HVAC systems and updating your home with energy-efficient appliances. Green remodeling reduces heating and cooling costs, improves durability and efficiency, extends the life of your home and preserves the environment.
NARI is a proud supporter of green remodeling practices and encourages remodel-ready homeowners to choose sustainable options. To learn more about green remodeling, visit http://www.greenremodeling.org/.