Category Archives: Green Remodeling

Garage Be Gone

    Local architects Sherry Mckibben and Doug Cooper knew they wanted to be considerate of the environment when they decided to decommission their 100 year old garage to make way for progress and a new duplex on their north end property. It only took a little internet research for them to land on the Reuse People’s

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    Earth Day 2014 Update

      Every April 22nd we celebrate Earth Day, This is set aside to remember or continue to do something nice for mother earth. Boise, Idaho was still able to muster enough interest for an event that celebrates sustainability in all of its forms called the Idaho Green Fest. The RRP Rule 2014 Back in 2010 the

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      9 Volt Battery Safety Alert

        I saw a heartfelt plea from a gentleman on the internet that had a 9 volt battery cause a serious house fire. Part of his concern is that he felt very responsible because he was ignorant of the danger and asked that I pass this information along. I’m doing my duty to pass on the

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        House #1 The Love Shack

          The name of this home comes from the B52’s song of the same name that was on the radio at just the right time. Flipping is an art form, now that the acquisition is done. Evaluating our current conditions and developing a plan for success was the first order of business.  My vision for this

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          Does Being “Green” Cost More?

            Does green remodeling cost more? It depends upon when you are doing the accounting. If you are counting the upfront cost, then perhaps it does. If you are counting after the X and Y curves cross in a few years then, -no it doesn’t. Trust me, there are seemingly intuitively “Green” seeming things that are

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            What Does R-Value Mean?

              I have been confused for years about just what the term R-value means. You would think that if you have 16″ of insulation it should correlate to an R-Value. That is all well and good, as long as you are talking about the exact same insulation. What an R-Value is, as it turns out, has

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              Incorporating Artifacts in Our Work

                In honor of National Recycling Day 11-15-2012, we got to thinking about how our little remodeling company in Boise is doing our part. This is a unique look at some of what we are up to. Being a remodeler gives me a rare opportunity to do some cool stuff. On a recent project, Levco was

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                Epa Erosion Control Responsible Person

                  Why of course I am the responsible person, I am responsible for everything. whether it goes right or wrong, my name is on the bottom line. Turns out it also is the term given to the licensed person who is “responsible” for keeping sediment from entering our street drains and ultimately our waterways. The class

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                  Reclaimed Lumber At Work

                    Levco recently had several opportunities to work with reclaimed lumber. It was a hugely gratifying experience on a number of levels. The idea of keeping stuff out of the landfill and creating functional components out of them, not only tickles my artistic side, it soothes my thrifty, sustainable side as well. By using reclaimed lumber

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                    What Does Sustainability Mean to Levco

                      Earth Day 2012 has me reflecting upon our green habits. It all boils down to “Sustainability.”  I believe it is the root of the green movement. This is what it means to us. It is environmental for sure, from a conserving natural resources perspective, such as leaving bare earth exposed and living in homes that

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