Sam Eagleson, green remodeler

When it comes to houses, what’s the greenest thing you can do? 

Live in an existing home rather than build a new one, says Sam Eagleson, co-owner of Evergreen Remodeling in Fort Wayne. 

That’s because an existing home has a lot of what’s known as embodied energy. That’s the energy that was consumed by all of the processes associated with the production of a building, from clearing land to creating infrastructure, acquiring natural resources through mining or logging, manufacturing building supplies and appliances, and delivering products to market.

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