Remodel Your Home, Save the Planet
Want to go green? Sure you could buy a hybrid car or purchase only organic foods, but the place where you can have the biggest impact may be in your own home. In the United States alone, buildings account for 72 percent of electricity consumption, 40 percent of raw materials use, and 38 percent of all carbon dioxide emissions, according the United States Green Building Council. So whether you’re doing a full-scale remodel or just performing a maintenance project or two, you can do a lot for the planet (and your pocketbook) by choosing the right products. Here are nine that are worth checking out.