So, you want to take on some sustainable home improvements and are not sure how to proceed. This is where Residential Code will benefit you from the initial planning to successful completion of your project. I break out projects into basic categories and let you drill down to the specific task you are contemplating.
Before taking on any projects please visit the Safety pages. I will show you the basic safety procedures and equipment for various types of projects for your home and family. Taking a few precautions will save you time, money, and possibly spending the afternoon in the ER. it is also important to keep the work area clean and clear of debris to avoid accidents and damage to the home.
For seasonal maintenance projects the I will offer weekly suggestions called Sustainable Saturdays. This will be a weekly feed offering projects that can be taken on in a day or two. Every Thursday I will publish the home maintenance that should be done taking into consideration the season, recent weather, and new products I have discovered to help you achieve your goals. Check the Sustainable Saturdays link to follow the news feed.
The types of projects I will demonstrate in the project section will have pictures and videos along with detailed instructions. These will be more involved and there will be a difficulty grade, tool list, material list, pictures, and often videos.
Some of the projects I will cover include:
- Building envelope sealing
- Repairs and maintenance
- Energy evaluations
- IAQ (Indoor Air Quality)
- Minor electrical
- Minor plumbing
- Sustainable landscaping
- Storm water management
- Interior organization
If you have suggestions, please fill out the contact form and I will try to get it into the development schedule.