As we move further into the early years of the 21st century, there is a growing consciousness of the need to create more sustainable systems to maintain our society. Natural resources have for too long been exploited and utilized with little regard for posterity. Our cities and towns require large [...]
If you’re interested in sustainability and green living, you’ve probably heard the term environmental remediation....
Sustainable design goes much further than sourcing eco-friendly materials and limiting the effect on the environment....
What? One very important addition to your home is energy-efficient insulation. Older ways to insulate, such as fiberglass...
Though the burgeoning city-state of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates may be many wondrous things, a haven for green development and sustainability has not been one of them. In almost the blink of an eye Dubai has evolved from a small brown desert port into a glistening jungle of [...]Read more ›
People get sick and animal get sick; these are facts that we all know. But do buildings get sick? If you’ve heard the term “sick building” being tossed about, you may be as confused as others. The term doesn’t refer to the building itself, but to the health of the [...]Read more ›
If you’re designing your dream home and you like to keep an eye on your carbon footprint, you might be concerned about the impact of all your construction plans. But don’t despair! There are steps that you can take to limit your emissions and minimise the effect that your new [...]Read more ›
Zone controlled comfort in a home is a great option to save energy costs and reduce energy use. Going green and being energy efficient can be done by installing a temperature zoning system. The thermostat for a home is typically one unit that is capable of being programmed. A home [...]Read more ›
Whilst we all dream of that stunning garden with a well thought out design encompassing stunning planting etc, unless you consider where the timber used to construct garden items such as pergolas, gazebos, fencing, sheds and the like came from then your gain will more than likely be somebody else`s [...]Read more ›
Green Living Taken to a Whole New Level (Literally) A French architecture firm has designed six high-rise towers that embody the concept of green living, aptly dubbed “Farmscrapers”. The project was planned specifically for the Chinese city of Shenzhen, which is increasing in population density and urban development, leading to [...]Read more ›