Home improvements and repairs can become absolute nightmares if you don’t go into a project with the right information and knowledge. While some home improvement projects, such as installing a water heater, may seem like a daunting task, there’s no need to stress over the repairs you need to make [...]
When thinking about designing a green building, there are written codes and standards that architects and engineers...
Green living magazines and other popular forums spend a lot of space on high-end LEED house designs and systems that...
Painting can always seem like a daunting task. Choosing the right color can be very difficult and you can’t always...
Although anyone can decide to renovate their home to make it more energy-efficient, there are some areas that place an emphasis on using green building techniques. Either way, however, it is possible to have an energy-efficient house anywhere in the country. Before you begin a renovation or new home construction [...]Read more ›
Green initiatives and finding ways to save money and the environment have steadily grown in popularity over the past few years, so by now many people have heard of energy efficient windows. They’re so popular that companies who make and install them have even aired television commercials promoting was that [...]Read more ›
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 [...]Read more ›
If you’re interested in sustainability and green living, you’ve probably heard the term environmental remediation. It likely conjures up images of ancient, rusty oil tanks being excavated from the ground and overflowing landfills being vented or capped. But soil remediation and excavation does so much more than that. If done [...]Read more ›
Sustainable design goes much further than sourcing eco-friendly materials and limiting the effect on the environment. It’s about creating places which people respect and feel connected to. Wayfinding and place-making are two methods which can find the soul of a place and give it meaning and narrative for a community. [...]Read more ›
What? One very important addition to your home is energy-efficient insulation. Older ways to insulate, such as fiberglass and foam insulation, protect your home from conduction and convection. Conduction is the transfer of heat from one object to another, and convection is when hot air and cold air act to [...]Read more ›