Building your green dream home

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If you’re planning on remodeling or rebuilding your home have we got the tool for you! It’s called the Eco-Cool Remodel Tool, and it is one of the easiest ways to learn and be informed about how to create your dream green home.

This interactive tool lets you go room by room and see how you can save money and help the environment by choosing green options. There’s a whole range of options to choose from, and all you have to do is click.

From small projects like installing weather stripping on your doorways to choosing the most energy efficient appliances, the Eco-Cool Remodel Tool has it all. You can even learn about larger projects like installing solar panels on your roof.

And if you’d rather rely on a professional contractor, there is a handy checklist you can use that helps you ask contractors the right questions and make you pick the right professional to green up your home.

The Eco-Cool Remodel Tool is brought to the by the King County Solid Waste Division’s Green Tools Program. This program is designed to help all King County stakeholders green their built environment while addressing critical environmental issues, such as global warming, habitat restoration, solid waste reduction, and community planning. GreenTools provides technical assistance, hands-on training and policy development through community partnerships in public and private sectors.

GreenTools puts practice to work through community engagement; believing that a sustainable community is one that works harmoniously to create a balance between equity for people, economy and environment. The community uses its resources to meet current needs while benefiting future generations. We conserve natural resources and their richness through prioritizing human health, eliminating waste, preventing pollution, maximizing conservation and promoting prosperity in our local living economy.

By visiting the GreenTools website, you can find information on green building certification programs, construction and demolition recycling and reuse, deconstruction techniques, incentives to build green, and much more. Be sure to check the documents and links pages for resources on a variety of green building topics.

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