News : Futuro Green Tips

Nov 20, 2012

From Portsmouth Herald

This week's Green Tips come from Futuro, a green-focused building and design company based in Portsmouth.

1. When planning a major project around the house that involves demolition, talk to the local Habitat for Humanity ReStore (located in Newington in the former roller skating rink). They often offer free deconstruction in exchange for the used building materials they salvage from your home.

2. Sealing up the house for winter can contribute to containing indoor pollutants, which makes it all the more important that you consider a fresh air ventilation system such as an energy recovery ventilator. If something like this is not in the budget, cracking a few windows in the bedrooms for 20 to 30 minutes a day and running the bathroom fans will help to clear out the indoor pollutants and freshen your home.

3. When it comes to space in the home, less is more. Before you decide to add on, look at what you have for square footage in your home and find ways to reconfigure to achieve your goals without adding excessive space.

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