Reuse, recycle, remodel

Environmentally friendly materials and techniques are changing the way we build

Peter O. Whiteley

Resource- and environmentally friendly building ― also known as green building ― is gaining popularity. Now even the commonest materials such as carpet and paint have green options and are being competitively priced.

Green building is about reducing environmental impact, whether in remodeling a home or planning a community. It's everything from energy-efficient and health-conscious design to using salvaged materials. There's no "green" architectural style, either, so you can still follow your personal taste when it comes to creating your home's look.

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