Build green with eco friendly contractors on Angie’s List

Build green with eco friendly contractors on Angie’s List

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Angie Hicks, founder of Angie's List
Angie Hicks, founder of Angie's List
Most Angie’s List members know they can filter their search results for companies by grade, by minimum number of reports, by distance from their home and by discount offers.

But only 26 percent of you know you can also search for companies that are practicing green techniques, according to a recent online member poll.

We added the green filter after hearing from many members who want to be more Earth friendly, and want the companies they hire to be eco-friendly as well. There are several ways companies can do this, so we give you insights into companies that tell us they use eco-friendly products or work practices; belong to green building organizations or have various certifications.

Though these designations can assist in your hiring decisions, they shouldn’t be your only source of information as you research. Just as you should verify trade license status, you should check out the credential status of builders and remodelers that claim to be affiliated with organizations like the U.S. Green Building Council or other reputable local and/or regional building associations.

Take time to make sure your potential hires know that work practices that protect the environment are important to you. As you discuss your priorities, you’ll get a good feel for whether the contractors share your passion. Ask about their training. Ask what types of products they use and what steps they take to employ eco-friendly techniques. It will set your project off to a great green start.


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