WHAT IS PLAN BOOK?
Maybe you're a new homeowner ready to knock down walls and refinish floors to make your new house a home, or maybe you've been settled for quite some time and your home could use a fresh look. No matter what the scenario, you've decided to remodel your home and the task that lies ahead is not always a simple one. Remodeling your home is more than new colors and textures, it is an opportunity to make your home more affordable, efficient, and safer. Green remodeling has been taking the building industry by storm and when done correctly, will optimize the results of your remodeling investment. Green remodeling is not only the sustainable, environmentally conscious updating of your home, it's also the way to create a healthier home for your children, ease utility bill burdens, and create a home that's built to last.
The Green Remodeling Plan Book is a tool to help you make home remodeling choices that benefit your family, your pocket book, and the neighborhood you live in. Assembled by the Roseville Housing and Redevelopment Authority (RHRA) in collaboration with the Family Housing Fund (The Fund), the Plan Book addresses the complex issues and choices homeowners face when making renovations, presenting strategies by what they are, why they work, and how to implement them. It introduces certifications that exist to ensure you get what you want without having to be an expert.
As you approach green remodeling projects, ask yourself questions using the General Sustainability Concepts. Consider the tradeoffs and weigh the green attributes to meet your needs.more
Take your personal green remodeling interest to a larger scale and make your neighborhood a more sustainable, environmentally friendly community.more
Resources & Links
Here you'll find links to resources and organizations that might help you with your green remodeling projects.more