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Top Ten Reasons - and Ways - to Remodel Green


The National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) shares with homeowners reasons, and how, to go green.


Top Ten Reasons to Remodel Green

  1. Lowers energy consumption
  2. Reduces operating costs in the home by increasing efficiency
  3. Conserves natural resources
  4. Increases the value of the home
  5. Improves indoor air quality and in turn, overall health
  6. Reduces waste and emissions
  7. Lowers pollution causing less harm to the environment
  8. Increases productivity of occupants
  9. Improves quality of life and raises comfort
  10. Saves money  

Top Ten Ways to Implement Green Into Your Home


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Green remodeling can be done in small ways and doesn’t necessarily have to encompass the entire home. It’s easy to pick and choose elements that fit each particular homeowner.

  1. Use non-toxic paints and sealants
  2. Install programmable thermostats
  3. Invest in energy efficient appliances
  4. Install natural flooring
  5. Use local building materials
  6. Choose natural fiber rugs and fabrics
  7. Select recycled material roof shingles and tiles
  8. Specify energy efficient lighting
  9. Insulate your hot water pipes
  10. Landscape with native plants




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Top Ten Reasons - and Ways - to Remodel Green:  Created on April 22nd, 2007.  Last Modified on January 11th, 2010


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About NARI

The National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) is the only trade association dedicated solely to the remodeling industry.  With more than 7,400 member companies nationwide, the Association - based in Des Plaines, Illinois - is The Voice of the Remodeling IndustryTM.  For membership information, or to locate a local NARI chapter or a remodeling professional, visit NARI’s website at, or contact the national headquarters office at 800-611-NARI.



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