Minnesota’s Green Path Certified Remodeled Homes Featured on 2013 Spring Remodelers Showcase

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Reducing energy bills is a great reason to consider remodeling. And certifying a remodeling project with Minnesota’s Green Path is a smart way to start.

MN Green Path was designed as a common sense, affordable program that measures and certifies a new home’s energy efficiency, home performance, and green features, and has proven to be an achievable and transparent program that customers love. Now, MN Green Path is fully extended to remodeling.

Like the new-home program, MN Green Path for Remodelers begins with energy testing, in this case an energy audit to understand the home’s current energy efficiency. The remodeler works with each client to determine the best remodeling solutions to meet their energy-saving and green goals. Once the remodeling is complete, MN Green Path provides documentation about the energy and green features that have been incorporated into the home in the form of a Home Performance Report (HPR). Each HPR clearly denotes the home’s energy ratings (if the project included testing) and any green features included in the remodeling.

As the name implies, MN Green Path offers homeowners several levels of commitment, from taking the first step on the path to the rigorous road to Master Certification. Whichever path is chosen, the HPR will offer independent verification for the homeowner and for future buyers.

The 2013 Spring Remodelers Showcase features these four MN Green Path Certified Remodeled Homes:

Lucid Builders
18870 Lake Avenue in Deephaven
Lucid Builders transformed the 1955 two-bedroom rambler to a modern cottage style home with cost-saving green features for its growing young family.

Crystal Kitchen Center
4065 Goldenrod Lane N. in Plymouth
See how green and beauty combine in this gorgeous kitchen remake, with a stacked stone fireplace, walnut flooring, copper tile and LED lighting.

Summit Design Build, LLC
3244 Owasso Heights Road in Shoreview
This rustic lake cabin-styled home was designed using lumber milled from trees on their Northern Minnesota property to let the homeowners enjoy the up-north experience at home.

James Barton Design Build, Inc.
12050 Gantry Lane in Apple Valley
Repurposing spaces for these empty nesters included a main-level redo featuring a brand new kitchen and hearth room sited perfectly to its wooded backyard.


The 2013 Spring Parade of Homes Remodelers Showcase is sponsored by Marvin Windows and Doors.