Green Remodeling in Seattle
Energy efficiency and environmental friendliness are important to us, with products and in practice.
Every day more materials and supplies are coming into the construction and remodel market that tout features of being eco-friendly, "green", and low- or no-VOC (volatile organic compounds, relating to things such as the smell or odor of paint).
We research, study, and test many of the new to market offerings. We can help you navigate the many choices in products and practices available that can improve your home's performance and limit environmental impact.
Our President, Paul Kocharhook, is a Master Certified Green Professional (MCGP) and has recently earned a Healthy Homes for Building Professionals Certification.
We are expertly skilled and qualified in creating designs that promote good air circulation and ventilation. Our incorporation of low or non-toxic building products and finishes maintain that high level of indoor air quality.
In addition, we adhere to healthy indoor air quality practices on site throughout the actual remodeling process so our clients have the option to live in their home during construction. Plus, our employees and trade partners performing the work can do so in the healthiest and safest environment possible.
What is Green Building?
Green building lessens or eliminates the impacts of building on the climate and nature. Often, green building includes selecting materials that are earth and people friendly, non-toxic and sustainable. It may also include designing a home with alternative power sources and efficient appliances and systems.
What is Universal Design?
“Universal Design is the design and composition of an environment so that it can be accessed, understood and used to the greatest extent possible by all people regardless of their age, size, ability or disability.”
-Centre for Excellence in Universal Design
Is Green Building budget friendly?
Sometimes green building materials and design cost less and sometimes they cost more than conventional building materials and design. Working with a builder and designer you trust can help you use green building materials and principals while sticking to your budget.
Can I make my home greener without a remodel?
Yes. You can create a more eco-friendly and green home by using eco-friendly cleaners and soaps, replacing appliances with energy efficient models, fixing leaking pipes and faucets and much more. Check out our simple guide to a green and clean home.