Remodeling a house is a great time to go green

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Remodeling a house is a great time to go green

Reduce your utility bills by 50% and make your house a lot healthier with less toxics

Oh yea – don’t miss the Sonatasia this Saturday at 773 Pelican – check more info on the right of this newsletter – we’ve 70 people already coming and its going to be spectacular

The following video takes place at the totally remodeled house at 733 Pelican in Laguna Beach.  West Coast Renovation, the owner and contractor, build it with the following green features.
Some of the green upgrades:

80 Led lights with dimmers – they last 50 years, have a beautiful light, reduce your electricity consumption by 60% and they don’t heat up your house

Non Voc paints – regular paints can deteriorate over time and can emminate toxic into the air. Non voc paints don’t emit toxics into the air.

Non toxic glues – again preventing toxic emissions into the air.
Energy Star appliances – All the high end Thermator appliances are rated as low users of energy.

Dual flush toilets – decreasing the amount of water used
Tankless water heater – Get hot water on demand but don’t heat water all the time like conventional water heaters.

Low E glass – Keeps a lot of the heat in the house when the windows are closed reducing your energy bill

West facing sunlight protection – In Orange County ocean view homes there is constant sun on the house during the afternoons. An automated awning and tinted glass prevent much of the heat generating sunlight from coming into the house.

And much more.

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Sean McCracken

As the OC Realtor I’ll help you find your special OC Coastal home at that special price. With my hand holding, I’ll take you through the buying process for the minimal amount of pain - Call Me @ 949-290-5317

4 Comments

Home Builders

September 17, 2010 at 9:58 pm

I’m in the process of trying to tie some things together, so this is actually very timely info for me… thanks!

Fannie Dorset

September 18, 2010 at 7:14 am

I do agree with all the ideas you have presented in your post. They are very convincing and will definitely work. Thanks for the post.

Andrea Paulinelli

September 19, 2010 at 11:21 am

Toilets account for approx. 30% of water used indoors. By installing a Dual Flush toilet you can save approx. 40% of water being flushed down the toilet, compared to a standard, modern 1.6 gpf (gallons per flush) model. If your toilet has been installed prior to 1994, you are using 3.5 gallons or more each single flush. The water savings you can achieve by upgrading to a Dual Flush toilet are substantial. By reducing your water usage, you are also reducing the cost of your water bill!!
If you are serious about saving water, want a toilet that really works and is affordable, I highly recommend installing a Caroma Dual Flush toilet. They offer a patented dual flush technology consisting of a 0.8 Gal flush for liquid waste and a 1.6 Gal flush for solids. On an average of 5 uses a day (4 liquid/ 1 solid) a Caroma Dual Flush toilet uses an average of 0.96 gallons per flush. The new Sydney Smart uses only 1.28 and 0.8 gpf, that is an average of 0.89 gallons per flush. This is the lowest water consumption of any toilet available in the US. Caroma, an Australian company set the standard by giving the world its first successful two button dual flush system in the 1980’s and has since perfected the technology. With a full 3.5″ trap way, these toilets virtually never clog. All 47 floor mounted models are on the list of WaterSense labeled HET’s (High Efficiency toilets) http://www.epa.gov/watersense/pp/find_het.htm and qualify for the various toilet rebate programs available in the US. Please visit my blog http://pottygirl.wordpress.com/2008/08/01/what-you-should-know-about-toilets/
to learn more or visit http://www.ecotransitions.com/howto.asp to see how we flush potatoes with 0.8 gallons of water, meant for liquids only. Best regards, Andrea Paulinelli

Lionel Landes

September 19, 2010 at 8:59 pm

Good topic. I needs to spend some time learning more or understanding more.|Thanks for great information I was looking for this information for my mission.

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