Make your home green on the inside – Irvine Real Estate – Irvine Homes for Sale

by Robert Mack on December 23, 2010

in Latest News, Sellers

The movement to go green is heading inside our homes.

To help homeowners and interior design students learn to make environmentally responsible choices, Nancy Bredemeyer will teach a course on Sustainable Interior Design at Indian River State College’s Fort Pierce campus starting Jan. 10.

“Paints, wall coverings, rugs, lighting fixtures, furniture, each has a set of considerations,” Bredemeyer said. “So many choices when we renovate inside our homes have an environmental impact. If we focus on the ‘re’s — reuse, recycle, renew, replace — without sending three dump loads to the landfill every time we change something, we can make a great difference.”

“Personally,” Bredemeyer added, “I don’t like to throw out anything until I have used it at least three times.Q: Why should I buy “green” paint when it costs so much more?A: You should consider all the costs to your family when you choose a paint. If the “cheaper” paint emits gases for years and gives your family allergies or respiratory problems, then add those health care costs to the paint cost. By that measure, the “green” paint is cheaper.Go a step further and add the cost of damage to the environment from using the “cheaper” paint. Consider that younger members of your own family will be affected by that damage. For a few dollars more, you could avoid that damage.

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