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green building in Minnesota

In recent years we can see more and more Minnesota and Wisconsin homeowners switching to green home improvement projects. This is either because they are getting concern about the environment or that the standards and techniques for building green houses have improved tremendously over the past years. In addition, sellers can also get a higher price for green homes as they tend to save more on maintenance costs and utility bills.

Some Green Home Improvement Techniques in Minnesota and Wisconsin Homes:

1. A passive solar design
This is useful for natural heating and cooling of the house. Make sure there are not any skylights or greenhouse rooms in the house because that would mean too much heat gain in the building and will be very hot.

2. Attic spaces ventilation
Attic spaces can also accumulate heat, especially in hot climates, thereby causing the house to become very hot. On the other hand, moisture will remain in these attic spaces which are not ventilated, causing the wood to rot and smell.

3. Use of recycled or renewable materials
You should ensure that the materials used to remodel the home are not damaging to the environment. Some examples are using waste wood to build decks, use materials that are locally produced and can be renewed easily or recycled wood for the flooring of the Minnesota and Wisconsin home.

4. Use of safe materials
Products that are water based, non-toxic and biodegradable are more environmentally friendly so these should be used to build the house. Ensure that there are no materials that contain ozone depleting chemicals which are detrimental to the environment.

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