Construction’s environmental footprint is huge. That’s why architects and builders are looking toward using wood as a more sustainable choice! Now that might give you pause as to what that means for our planet’s forests, so that’s why this week we talk about sustainable logging, why balance is so important, and why we are your number one source for green knowledge and fart jokes.
Sustainably sourced wood minimizes the impact of logging on forests and the surrounding wildlife and communities.
Over time, most houses generally need some upgrading or modification. If you want to renovate or remodel your home, keep in mind, you can do it in style while minimizing the impact on the environment. Make a decision that meets your requirements and is comfortable for you as well. So go for the fresh green […]
Anywhere you go, you’ll likely see concrete as part of buildings, homes and other structures. That’s because it’s the most commonly used building material. With that said, it comes at a cost. The Problems With Concrete Although concrete has been the most popular building tool for decades, it takes a toll on the environment in a few […]
Home renovation and demolition projects can produce significant waste — much of which can be recycled, but is not. Recycling and reusing building materials can keep debris out of landfills and can potentially be a frugal decision as well. There are many different kinds of old building materials that can be recycled or re-used again and again in […]
Sustaining a healthy environment starts in the home. There are subtle ways to make a difference, like cutting back on energy usage and avoiding plastic products. And there are more immediately significant ways to make a difference, like implementing some of the biodegradable materials below into future design plans. Let’s take a look at information […]
Energy Efficiency Built In More and more homebuyers are looking for energy-efficient and resilient building features throughout the whole house. Desired features are not limited to energy-efficient appliances and electronics put in place after the home is built, but actually being designed in the planning stages and constructing of the house. As homebuyers are being […]
When someone talks about sustainable design, he or she is generally referring to design focused on environmental consciousness. What is going to be good for the environment, in addition to being good for the building’s residents? How does the design factor in an increased use of renewable resources while generating only a minimal amount of waste? […]