What is Green Remodeling?

In the near future green building and green remodeling won’t be identified as such because a sustainable design approach will have overtaken and replaced the status quo.  But for now, green and sustainable is the exception to conventional building and remodeling.  It is the best way to improve the performance of existing homes by making read more


A Design Build Approach to Green Remodeling

Design Build & Green Remodeling Alan Abrams takes a design build approach to all of his green remodeling and green building projects.  Alan’s body of work in Washington DC and Maryland demonstrates his commitment to perfecting a sustainable approach to making (or remodeling) real homes that people really love living in. With every client and read more


Net Zero Energy Additions

Net Zero Energy Home Addition: Get More Room For Less Energy Your growing family is pushing the limits of your lovely home.  You are fast running out of room and it’s way too much trouble to move.  This scenario is commonplace in metro Washington DC and our nearby Maryland suburbs due to the abundance of read more


Green Kitchen

Green Kitchens: Design & Remodeling In terms of taking a green design approach, a kitchen remodel is the most rewarding and fun type of project.  You and your designer may choose beautiful kitchen cabinets and finish materials (flooring, lighting fixtures, tile and countertops) that have been ingeniously fabricated from sustainably sourced, responsibly manufactured, leftover, re-used read more


Green Bath

What Makes A Bath Remodel Green When we talk about green bath remodeling we talk about water—how much we use, how much we waste and how much energy we expend to heat water and keep it hot.  So water conservation and energy conservation are the key points of focus in a green bath remodel.  Let’s read more