Sierra Magazine: Explore, enjoy and protect the planet.

From 2015 onward, new posts will appear only here: http://www.sierraclub.org/greenlife


The Green Life: Green Home Building and Remodeling: Hardware

« Daily Roundup: May 12, 2009 | Main | Car-Free and Loving It »

May 13, 2009

Green Home Building and Remodeling: Hardware

Reuse hardware like counters and cabinets For many, home is the most important place on Earth. It's within our houses that we establish the bulk of our worldviews, so it's important that the structures themselves represent those values. This week we're providing tips for those of you in the process of building or remodeling about how to make your home harmonious with the rest of the planet.

Tip #3: Being Green Isn't Hard

When changing out hardware such as cabinets or countertops during a remodel, make sure that what was previously there is carefully disassembled. That way, it can be reused elsewhere in your home (perhaps the laundry room) or donated to Habitat for Humanity or another organization that could reuse it. This will prevent ripped-out hardware from ending up in the landfill. When replacing windows, go double-paned, and if you're redoing the roof, consider solar panels.

Share your tips: How have you gone green with your hardware?


TrackBack URL for this entry:

Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Green Home Building and Remodeling: Hardware:

User comments or postings reflect the opinions of the responsible contributor only, and do not reflect the viewpoint of the Sierra Club. The Sierra Club does not endorse or guarantee the accuracy of any posting. The Sierra Club accepts no obligation to review every posting, but reserves the right (but not the obligation) to delete postings that may be considered offensive, illegal or inappropriate.

Up to Top

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...