We know that saving energy and water will save money, but the cost of regular construction materials is a place where Green Building can get a bit trickier.
Many great innovations have been developed to make construction materials greener, yet many of them come with a price premium. But the key to making green materials affordable is re-use. This is especially relevant for those DIY home fix-ups, because you don’t pay yourself for labor. As I’ve said before, we’re blessed with a bunch of great local re-use centers for construction and remodeling materials. And next weekend, the local Habitat for Humanity ReStores are having a huge winter sale, with many items 50% off.
It’s just Friday and Saturday, Jan 14-15, so get there early and enjoy the shopping. http://warmtraining.org/gogreen/2011/01/07/weekend-key-making-green-affordable/
Source: Jacob Stevens Corvidae, WARM Training Center