brushOur environmental awareness and concern for conservation has become more and more important to our daily lives.

Thankfully this has also had a significant impact on the way we build, with Eco-friendly, energy efficiency and sustainability surpassing buzz word status to become the status-quo.

Keeping a green thinking cap on when you build a home or renovate is a great way to reduce your carbon footprint and save money on your energy bills long term.

It’s also a huge asset for property investors looking to rent their home because it saves you and your residents money, shows residents that you care about their well-being, and increases your building’s marketability:  you can advertise your building as one that is green – a big plus for many prospective buyers and renters.

This article shows you 10 ways to make your property greener and more appealing.

For example, when remodeling or repainting, use green and non-toxic and non-VOC paints. Replace carpeting with formaldehyde-free carpeting, and use reclaimed building materials.

Or making sure your building is water wise by equipping your bathroom and kitchen faucets with low-flow aerators.

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