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Green Remodeling Practices

Marrokal Design & Remodeling incorporates most, if not all, of the following green practices into each of our remodeling projects. NOTE: some options are performed only upon special request*.

In-Home Green Practices:

  • Consider and take advantage of passive solar where possible during design
    • Climate – temperature, wind, humidity, rain, sun
    • Home orientation & southern fenestration
    • Natural ventilation and shading
    • Overhangs
    • Thermal mass
  • Consider and use highly durable products where possible
    • Concrete
    • Metal
    • Stone
    • Brick
    • Tile
  • Consider and use when possible, products/design that improve light quality
    • Skylights
    • Solar tubes
    • Clerestory windows
  • Construction materials are brought to recycler (wood, steel, glass, paper, etc…)
  • Crawl space sealing
  • Donation of usable appliances, doors, windows upon request*
  • Garage to house separation sealing*
  • Insulate entire hot and cold water piping system*
  • Installation of ductwork in conditioned space*
  • Provide insulation excellence certificate
  • Test and certify green home design and construction*
  • Test for lead and asbestos
  • Whole house sealing

Green Materials/Appliances/Systems

  • California compliant VOC paints and finishes
  • Cool roof systems*
  • Duct mastic (in lieu of duct tape to seal ducts)*
  • Energy efficient windows*
  • Engineered woods: TJIs, PSLs, OSB
  • Fluorescent lighting
  • High fly ash containing concrete (3250 psi)
  • Highly energy efficient windows
  • Hot water on demand circulation systems*
  • Insulation made from wool or recycled denim*
  • LED lighting*
  • Low- and no-VOC paints and finishes*
  • Pervious concrete paving*
  • Pre-finished cabinets and flooring*
  • Programmable thermostats
  • Radiant barrier plywood
  • Storm water pollution control devices
  • Tankless hot water systems*
  • Upgraded fiberglass

We provide access to vendors or trade contractors that offer the following:

  • Chemical free products (i.e, natural linoleum, wool, seagrass, or sisal carpets)
  • High efficiency heating & air systems
  • High efficiency water heating systems
  • Low flow plumbing fixtures
  • Readily renewable materials (i.e., bamboo and cork flooring)
  • Solar electric systems
  • Whole house fans

*This service/product must be specially requested by client.

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What Our Clients Say
Thank You for Trusting Your Home to Marrokal Design & Remodeling
The Solana Beach Chamber of Commerce is proud to have Marrokal Design & Remodeling as a member and appreciate all they do for the community!
Solana Beach Chamber of Commerce
We got amazing plans from designer Steve and we were do impressed with the ideas and suggestions that he presented. Complete redo of the kitchen area and after 3 months ...
Mario Caballero
Very competent at project planning and execution. Has a panel of quality contractors/tradesmen but is open to using others suggested by client, and also flexible in that it will adjust ...
Robert Greenes
I had a really good experience with Marrokal. It all started with Jason and Chris, they listened and did everything we asked for. I also meet Mr Capizzi the president ...
Samer Khoury
Our 2012 renovation would have been a disaster had it not been for Marrokal. While not entirely perfect, they were clear and supportive, with both good and bad news so ...
Mark Ramirez
We've used Marrokal for two remodeling jobs on our house. We originally had our entrance and front patio re-done back in 2007 and were so pleased with Steve Walton design ...
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