23 Feb '12, 1pm

Must-Ask Eco-Questions for Your Contractor

Must-Ask Eco-Questions for Your Contractor

Planning a home improvement project this spring? Whether you’re simply painting a room or undertaking an entire kitchen remodel, here are 10 questions to ask your contractor to make sure your project is good for the planet, your family’s health and your budget. 1. Are the building materials eco-friendly? There is no “one size fits all” test to determine if a product is sustainable, but you can assess a product’s eco-credentials by identifying what it’s made out of and how it will consume resources (water, energy, etc.) during its operation. Recycled-content building materials make a great eco-friendly choice, like recycled plastic decking, recycled carpet or recycled glass countertops. Or choose rapidly renewable materials like cork or bamboo for counters, floors or other surfaces. SEE: PHOTOS: Stunning Recycled Glass Countertops If you’ll be using wood, look for sustainab...

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