Re: Are there any green programs for remodels?
here in canada we have a program called energuide, when you register two energy audit inspectors come out and look at the whole house as a system, they look at the insulation levels, condidtion of the windows and doors and your heating system. from there they give you an evaluation on what needs to be upgraded. you then upgrade the energy efficiency of your home by upgrading inusulation, windows, and heating system, they will then give you a rebate on those items and will then re evaluate the house and give you a new rating
most common for an older home is a rating of say enverguide 35 afterwords a very well done reno will bring up the rating to a 70
new homes are expected to score no less than an 80, the top of the line energy efficiency homes are in the 90s
fire up the saw and make some dust