The first step in eco friendly remodeling that you can do is to think global, that is, being aware of the goals of sustainable movement and how to achieve them. A simple switch of flooring for example can make a great impact to the environment. Instead of going with industrial carpet or hefty hardwoods one can opt for bamboo, reclaimed wood or natural linoleum. Most industrial carpets or even laminated floors can leave a heavy carbon footprint in the environment. Most carpets are manufactured using petroleum and formaldehyde to glue them together which are both harsh chemicals.
Green living is a worldwide movement where a lot of building systems, materials and ideas are being developed in different parts of the globe. Technology allows homeowners to pick up simple yet effective ideas on the web from different sources.