When considering a renovation product or material that claims to be "greener", the manufacturer should provide clear information supporting their claim. Don Koppin General Contractor can help with your research and make sure that product claims have been proven in the industry.
In some cases, initial costs can be higher than the very minimal standards, but these may well be offset immediately by much lower home operating costs once the work is completed. Actual costs depend on the kind of renovation work you are having done, and the range of green features you choose to incorporate into your renovation. One thing is almost always true — including green upgrades when you are undertaking other renovation work is much less expensive than doing these things separately at a later date. In many cases, the additional cost of moving to a more energy- or water-efficient product, or choosing a greener material or product, is quite small. Your investment in energy and water efficiency will pay off in many ways.