A thoughtful approach to revitalizing homes
“The greenest building is the one that already exists.” -Carl Elefante, former AIA President
The Census Bureau suggests the average age of a home in the U.S. is approximately 40 years old, with many homes aging into obsolescence due to decreased desirability, physical deterioration, and outdated design features.
Wedgewood's approach to renovating and restoring homes reflects the philosophy that the greenest building is one that already exists. By revitalizing older housing inventory, we extend the life of these homes, creating homeownership opportunities while minimizing strain on environmental resources.
Strategic choices, big impact
Water ConservationBy incorporating low-flow fixtures and toilets into our renovation process, each project has lower water consumption for the life of the home.
Revitalizing HomesOur focus on revitalizing existing structures celebrates the original architecture and character of homes while promoting a more environmentally responsible approach to construction. This effort also effectively reduces waste and diverts contributions from landfills.
Mindful LandscapingWedgewood incorporates various initiatives to support our planet's health, including drought-tolerant landscaping, native plants, and adding trees to urban housing areas to combat heat islands and elevated city temperatures.
Energy EfficiencyAlong with installing solar panels at our Redondo Beach headquarters, we incorporate energy-efficient light fixtures, appliances, and systems into our renovation projects.
Solar PanelsThe solar power system at our Redondo Beach headquarters provides most of the electrical needs for the businesses in the building. Along with meeting the office needs, the system also powers 28 electric car charging stations, allowing employees to commute to work affordably and cleanly.
Making a difference in 2023
- 14,000 Fixtures converted to low flow
- 8,400 Energy-efficient appliances installed
- 4,200 Toilets converted to low flow
- 2,800 Homes updated with Zero VOC paint