We Recycle our Construction Debris and Trash
When you remodel a home, a large amount of construction waste is generated. However, items such as lumber, sheetrock, metal, concrete, plastics, cardboard, or aluminum cans are sorted and recycled reducing our impact on landfills, air pollution, water pollution, and energy consumption. If desired, documentation is available on what recyclable materials were pulled from the trash, the quantity of each material, and where these materials were diverted.

What Is Green Remodeling?
Green Remodeling


Reuse, is when we give away usable materials, such as used appliances, fixtures, hardware, etc., instead of discarding them in the trash in an effort to lessen the burden on our local landfills. If during your home, kitchen, or bathroom renovation we encounter used materials that you are replacing or would like thrown away and that are still in fair condition, we will gladly donate these items to someone who can benefit from them. Reuse reduces our impact on the environment, reduces the need to manufacture new goods, and serves the community.

Low-E Windows?

Windows can be a large source of energy loss in a home. Low Emissivity (Low E) windows have a metallic oxide coating to reduce the amount of heat gained and lost throughout the year, substantially reducing the amount of energy used in your home. It is also important to select a window with a low Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC). SHGC measures how well a window blocks heat from sunlight. The SHGC is the fraction of the heat from the sun that enters through a window and is expressed as a number between 0 and 1. The lower a windows SHGC, the less solar heat it transmits. You will want to select a window that has a SHGC of 0.30 or less.

Reuse Lumber Materials?
During the renovation of your home and based on arrangements with the Owner, any construction materials (such as dirt, lumber, siding, trim, etc.) that retain their integrity may be reused on your project or donated. Not only can this save you money, but it will also reduce the impact of construction debris on local landfills and natural resources.

House Wrap and Foamed Penetrations
?Diamond State Development Corporation installs house wrap, along with foaming any exterior penetrations or gaps, to add another layer of protection to your home. Studies have shown that house wrap can reduce outside air infiltration by as much as 50%. Reducing this infiltration of outside air reduces the energy required to cool or heat your home, and helps you save money on energy bills. House wrap also helps

Plumbing Fixtures?
Low volume toilets and low flow water fixtures can make your home more efficient and reduce your impact on the environment, all while saving you money on your utility bill. Again, we will be happy to install whichever plumbing fixtures you choose, but please keep these water conservation fixtures in mind when making your selections.

The installation of Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs (CFLs) and other Energy Star compliant light bulbs significantly reduces energy consumption and will provide savings in your home. Unlike incandescent light bulbs, Energy Star rated light bulbs provide quality lighting using less energy without emitting as much heat, and they last longer too. CFLs and Energy Star compliant light bulbs have a greater impact in light fixtures that remain on for longer periods of time, such as in the kitchen, living or family room, and bedrooms.

Tankless Water Heaters

Tankless Water Heaters, or Demand water heaters, heat water on an as-needed basis using less overall energy than conventional water heaters, which can result in savings for homeowners.

Diamond State Development Corporation
                                                                                        615 West 37th Street, Wilmington, DE 19802
                                                                                        (302) 275-7119