Lawrence & Topeka Green Remodeling Services
Throughout the country, homeowners are becoming more and more concerned with having a more environmentally friendly living space. That’s because, of course, there’s a genuine concern for the effect that they’re having on the environment that they inhabit. But also, there are some parts of going green that are more directly beneficial to you. Being more environmentally conscious will keep your family healthier, and it can save you money on your resources and monthly energy costs. Our Topeka green remodeling specialists can work with you to design a remodeling project that will make your home a more environmentally friendly space. We’ll assist you with the design of your project and offer our professional advice and opinions, but we’ll leave all major decisions up to you.
Topeka Non-Toxic Building Materials
Our Topeka green remodeling professionals can help you find and use non-toxic building materials for any remodeling project. These will keep your home safer and healthier for you and your family. And if any insulation is being installed during the remodel, we can offer materials derived from soybean, cotton, and other natural materials. These are safer to handle, and healthier to keep in your home than other forms of insulation.
Topeka Renewable Woods
Using woods that are rapidly renewable for any construction is a great way to fight deforestation, which is a major problem. Our Topeka green remodeling professionals can use woods that are certified by the Forest Stewardship Council, who only certifies woods that are being sold and used in a way that makes them sustainable. These woods will not contribute to the rapid destruction of forests.
Our Topeka green remodeling professionals can also use woods like cork or bamboo for any constructions that they’ll work for. These woods are extremely durable and very attractive. But more importantly, they grown much more quickly than other trees, so they’re a fantastic way to fight deforestation.
Topeka Low or No VOC Products
VOC’s (or Volatile Organic Compounds) are compounds with a very low boiling point. They’re often found in paints and sealants, and they can evaporate at room temperature and pollute your indoor air. Formaldehyde, for instance, in a VOC that’s commonly found in paints. When products with VOC’s do need to be used, it’s recommended that they’re only used for open, well-ventilated areas. If you’re remodeling a kitchen or a bathroom, our Topeka green remodeling professionals can use products with low VOC amounts, or that are VOC free to make sure your home is as safe and environmentally friendly as possible.
Topeka Water-Conserving Plumbing Fixtures
Standard toilets use around six liters of water per flush, which quickly adds up. The largest use of household water in the US is, somewhat surprisingly, toilet flushing. So low-flow toilets, which use half or less than half of the water a standard toilet does, can help save a tremendous amount. Dual-flush toilets will let you choose between a light flush or a more thorough one as needed. Our Topeka green remodeling professionals can install fixtures that help your home use less water, so that you’re not wasting resources on a daily basis.