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Infographic: Green Renovations That Pay for Themselves

Don’t want to go green because of the up-front costs? This insightful infographic from Digney York, interior renovation specialists for hotels and resorts, shows how the energy-efficient improvements in your home will pay for themselves and then some over time.
Green Renovations That Pay for Themselves (Infographic) - An Infographic from Digney York Associates, LLC

Meet Green Builder Magazine at the International Builder Show

In an effort to reduce their carbon footprint, many builders and home buyers have become interested in green homes.  Green Builder Magazine caters directly to this audience and will have editors ready to meet-and-greet at the International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas.

All three of the publication’s editors will spend time in their booth (C4861) on the following schedule:

  • Ron Jones, President and Editorial Director – Jan. 19 10-11 a.m. and Jan. 20 11 a.m.-12 p.m.
  • Matt Power, Senior Editor – Jan. 19 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • Cati O’Keefe, Editor-in-Chief – Jan. 20 10-11 a.m.

While visiting the booth, you can learn about Green Builder Magazine’s retrofit project: ReVISION Vegas.  The 1960’s-era home is being outfitted with enough energy-saving bells and whistles to bring its net energy consumption to zero.

ReVISION Vegas, located near the Las Vegas Convention Center, will be open for tours next week.  Tours are available Jan. 19 and Jan. 21 from 3-5 p.m.  Contact Sara Gutterman at sara@greenbuildermag.com for directions and transportation information.

“Reduce, Reuse, Recycle” is an increasingly popular mantra for consumers.  Builders and re-modelers interested in green construction should be sure to visit Green Builder Magazine’s booth as well as tour ReVISION Vegas.

Homeowners Turn to Energy Efficient Remodeling Tactics

The National Association of Home Builders recently conducted a survey with results suggesting a rise in the popularity of green and energy efficient remodeling. Many of you are feeling the effects of the rising gas and energy costs, so to help balance out these expenses, many homeowners are turning to remodelers for money-saving suggestions. The results of the survey show 33% of remodelers report that they are increasingly called on to improve the energy efficiency of their client’s homes. The following is a list of the most popular energy-efficient products for remodelers:

  • Windows–73% of surveyed remodelers installed more energy-efficient windows that are insulated to prevent outdoor heat exchange.
  • Insulation–65% made upgrades such as insulation replacement and spraying foam or fiber insulation into enclosed walls and roof cavities, while 27% insulated foundations and 52% installed insulated exterior doors.
  • High-efficiency HVAC systems (56%)
  • High-efficiency kitchen appliances (47%)
  • Water-saving faucets and fixtures (46%)