Brackmann Remodeling and Construction is dedicated to helping preserve our environment. In an effort to do all we can, we recycle all possible construction debris. We are certified in the new EPA lead-safe practices and have many on our staff certified as well. We believe we are all in this together and that if we all do our part everyone will benefit. Green Remodeling is the design and construction of projects that reduce the environmental impact of remodeling, including energy, water, materials consumption, water generation, and harmful emissions, both indoors and out. A Green Professional considers sustainability and maximizing nature’s resources and energy in an efficient and responsible manner in the conduct of their business.
There are several aspects to green remodeling.
- Building Science
- Indoor Air Quality
- Deconstruction vs Demolition
- Renewable Energy
- Energy Efficient Appliances
- Exterior Site Development
For more details on each of these key areas, click here.
Green Remodeling can and should be a part of every project. Every effort to provide a healthier, more energy efficient, and weather resistant home counts as being “GREEN.” It can be as simple as changing out incandescent light bulbs with compact fluorescent lights. Going green is sometimes presumed to be expensive or a big undertaking, but education and the changing of simple habits can reduce energy use and protect the environment without costing a penny.
The Home Performance with Energy Star Program
The US Environmental Protection Agency and the US Department of Energy created the Energy Star rating system in 1992 to help us all save money and protect the environment through energy efficient products and practices. The program offers a comprehensive approach to home improvement, remodeling, and renovation that will make your home more efficient and reduce energy costs, while improving indoor air quality and creating a more comfortable, healthier home. At the same time, you’ll help to protect the environment through energy conservation. As a certified contractor we are able to test the home with what is known as a Home Energy Analysis. With the results of the tests and inspection, we will provide our customer with a list of recommendations in a priority of what needs to be done; from the most significant in combination with what is the most cost effective. This program also allows our customers certain opportunities for rebates from their utility companies.
Michael J. Brackmann
Certified Green Professional