What You Need to Know?
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DESCRIPTIONWhat You Need to Know?. 96. Why Green an Existing Home?. 97. Greening Challenges. Consider: Scope and complexity of the project Measurability and ROI - HVAC vs. IAQ or aesthetic improvements Savings on utility costs Impact on other home systems. Is the expense worth it?. 98. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation
What You Need to Know?96
Why Green an Existing Home?97
Greening ChallengesConsider:Scope and complexity of the projectMeasurability and ROI - HVAC vs. IAQ or aesthetic improvements Savings on utility costs Impact on other home systems
Is the expense worth it?
Whole House?Not every element of a home needs to be greened in order to make a difference in comfort and operation cost.99
What Does Green Home Mean?
Source: The Shelton Group. EcoPulse 2009. Knoxville, TN: The Shelton Group; 2009.
A green home has all of these features0.328
Electric power generation systems0.253
Higher efficiency appliances0.251
Includesenvironmentally friendly products0.187
Includes recycled materials0.169
Low-e, high-efficiency windows0.115
Higher efficiency HVAC systems0.11
Integrating New and OldUpdating one system may impact and require updates to another system. Historic homes may have restrictions on upgrades.
Getting StartedWhat is the motivation?Health, comfort, functionality, water efficiency, other?What results are expected?Can recycled materials be used?Does the house provide enough daylight?Are utility bills high?What is the budget? ROI timeframe?
ASID & USGBC REGREENWalkthrough assessment Check for air leaks firstAssessments and audits
What to Do Next?
Green Homeowners InsuranceCertified Green = discountsPerceived homeowner careConventional homes = higher premiumsReplacement systems will be green productsNet metering liability coverage Additional coverage for workers
DeconstructionDeconstructionMaterials are re-usedDemolitionMaterials go to landfill104
Indoor Air Quality Issues105
Reseal the Building EnvelopeTop four upgrades are part of the building envelope.HVACWindowsWindow equipmentDoors
Deep Energy RetrofitThe extreme of cost and effort.Can achieve 5095 percent energy savings.Includes: Building envelopeHVACPlumbingLightingAppliancesEnergy sources
Greening OpportunitiesNew construction offers many opportunities. Opportunities also exist to green an existing home.kitchenbathroomfamily roombedrooms
The Green Household
Waste management and recycling plans:Avoid environmental pollution and health hazardsProhibit disposal of hazardous materials in the sink, into storm sewers, or on the ground.
Disposal IssuesDown the drainHousehold products, lawn and garden products, workshop/painting supplies, automotive products, pesticidesPet wasteMay carry harmful bacteriaAppliancesContain potentially harmful materials.Check local disposal and recycling guidelines.
Changing HabitsNew green systems require:an understanding of proper use.good green habits.
Real estate professionals should make sure they understand the green features of a home and can direct buyers to sources of information.
Green 100: Real Estate for a Sustainable FutureGreen 200: The Science of Green BuildingGreen 300: Greening Your Real Estate Business