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Green renovations: Five tips

June 3, 2010, 4:25 p.m.
Green renovations are becoming more and more popular.

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Green renovations

Green renovations are becoming more and more popular. After all, a renovation is perhaps the best time to take an existing structure and make it into a truly green building. But, you don’t need to spend thousands of dollars on solar panels to go green (although, that can certainly help). There are several small things you can do to keep the cost of your green renovation at a manageable level while giving Mother Nature a hand. In addition to making you feel good about the environment, a green renovation can also help you add to your home’s value. So, think of it as a long-term investment.

Use these tips from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to help turn your next home renovation project into a green renovation.