Green Home Improvement Products Ithaca NY

As interest in the environment grows, it's hard to turn on the television without seeing a story that offers advice on how consumers can go green. But while it's true that every little bit helps, there are no quick fixes on the road to sustainability. This is especially true in home building in Ithaca.

Local Companies

WM Recycle America - Tompkins County
607-277-3044
160 Commercial Ave
Ithaca, NY
Ln Bottle & Can Redemption
(607) 756-5082
234 Port Watson St
Cortland, NY
Tompkins County Recycling
(607) 273-5700
122 Commercial Ave
Ithaca, NY
Reamer Recycling
(607) 273-1222
105 Cherry St
Ithaca, NY
Teets & Son Scrap Metal Recycling
(607) 272-1908
738 Black Oak Rd
Newfield, NY
Tompkins County Recycling and Solid Waste Center
607-273-5700
122 Commercial Avenue
Ithaca, NY
Central Recycling
(607) 749-7003
178 Central Ave
Cortland, NY
Sunrise Auto Recycling
(607) 594-3673
3650 Chapman Rd
Alpine, NY
Recycling & Solid Waste Mgmt
(607) 273-6632
122 Commercial Ave
Ithaca, NY
K & H Redemption Ctr 2
(607) 256-1879
900 W State St
Ithaca, NY
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As interest in the environment grows, it’s hard to turn on the television without seeing a story that offers advice on how consumers can go green. But while it’s true that every little bit helps, there are no quick fixes on the road to sustainability. This is especially true in home building.

Loading up your houses with green building products won’t mean much if other (more important) elements of sustainability are ignored. So, if your homes are not thoughtfully designed or do not follow building science principles, no amount of green products will help you or your buyers.

But the right products can help you follow through once you’ve started building green. Assuming you adhere to the important elements of sustainable building, you will want to specify the right items, such as fixtures that save water, materials made with recycled content, and appliances that sip, rather than gulp, energy.

On the following pages are 13 products that will make a difference. Check out items such as soybean-based foam insulation, tankless water heaters that save energy and help provide better indoor air quality, and tiles made from reconstituted leather scraps. The products you choose can make a big difference between seriously green and so-so green.

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Top Off: EcoTop composite countertop surfacing is made from 50 percent bamboo fiber and 50 percent recycled wood fiber salvaged from demolition sites.

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