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Sustainable Building to Help Homes Endure Severe Weather

The issues the environment faces will continue growing in upcoming years — severe weather is one of those problems. Severe weather like hurricanes, floods, blizzards and earthquakes can easily topple buildings or structures. Better preparation and planning, though, can introduce practical construction techniques that become preventative measures. With new strategies for construction, communities can better […]

Green Innovations Transforming Concrete and Cement

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 […]

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What Parts of Your Home Can Be Reused or Recycled When Remodeling?

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 […]

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Biodegradable Building Materials That Ease Your Home’s Carbon Footprint

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 and Resilience: Shaping the Green Housing Era

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 […]

Sustainable Design and Building Materials

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? […]