Two-part video follows Renton family through a remodel gone wrong, made right
King County GreenTools released its second online episode of “EcoCribz” this week, a video series that highlights local families who are remodeling their homes using green products and practices. The goal of the online video series is to provide local residents with practical green remodeling advice.
EcoCribz’ second episode, ‘Green Gone Brown,’ documents the story of the Brown family, whose Renton home remodel project went awry. Not only did their original contractor use unhealthy products and practices, but also made other construction errors that led to water intrusion, structural damage and the installation of insulation that was harmful to Kay Brown, who has Multiple Chemical Sensitivity disorder. EcoCribz Part II shows how the local green building community lead by Doug Kennedy of Pathway Construction donated their time and expertise to fix the problems, and improve the home’s energy-efficiency and its indoor air quality.
In addition to highlighting local green remodeling projects, EcoCribz also illustrates how homeowners can use King County’s online Eco-Cool Remodel Tool to find the best green remodeling products, practices and resources. The tool allows users to take a tour through a virtual house and find tips ranging from selecting healthy paint products, to what should be considered when replacing a furnace, upgrading a kitchen or landscaping the yard.
To view all EcoCribz episodes, or to check out the Eco-Cool Remodel Tool, visit www.ecocoolremodel.com.