sustainable building

How Sustainability Is the Future of the Eco-Friendly Building Industry

Eco-friendly building construction begins with intelligent design. By thinking strategically, and adopting the right way of working with the correct materials and technology early, you can help save the environment and your money. The benefits of creating an eco-friendly and efficient home or building include a healthy living space, lower fuel bills, and having a […]

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7 Ideas To Keep An Industrial Space Clean And Green

If you’re a facility manager of a warehouse or industrial building, you have a lot on your plate. Not only do you have to keep things running smoothly, but you’re also responsible for keeping things clean and organized. In a world that’s increasingly focused on being eco-conscious, your job becomes even more challenging. How can […]

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Net-Zero Energy Buildings Are Becoming More of A Reality Thanks To These Innovative Materials

Zero-energy homes and buildings are making waves for their ingenuity and financial benefits. A zero-energy building is a building that combines renewable energy with energy-efficiency so the building uses only as much energy as it creates. While this might seem far-fetched, new materials and techniques are emerging daily to make this dream a reality.  How […]

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Why Green Building May Be a Key to Affordable Housing

Green building and affordable housing continue to find new ways to fit together as the construction industry transforms. People who live in low-income housing often benefit the most from energy-efficient structures, which has prompted companies to develop ideas for combining both while keeping rent affordable. So, how is green building making an impact, and what […]

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5 Must Haves When Building a Modern Energy Efficient Home

Choosing a site for an energy-efficient home is similar to planting a tree in your garden. In order for it to thrive, you need to take into account things such as the composition of soil, the amount of sun, shelter from winds, etc. When considering a passive home, you need to determine which part the […]

How Can We Construct More Environmentally-Friendly Commercial Buildings?

Ensuring our buildings are more environmentally-friendly is not as big of a hurdle as some may initially assume. Depending on the types of materials used in construction, the energy consumption of the building itself and overall design, any structure can impact the surrounding environment in a positive way. With new technologies and a better understanding […]

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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 […]

Steel Nature

Steel Rain

Some of you may be asking, “How could an image of rain on a car door be biofriendly?” To that we say only that nature continues to do what she will, even on the door of a car reflecting the steel built skyscrapers behind.

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? […]

What the World’s Greenest Building Would Look Like

Seattle Bullitt Center image by Joe Mabel, CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wiki Creative Commons license The first thing you see when approaching my house is not the house.  It’s the twin solar panel arrays, pivoting toward the sun. You might momentarily be fooled into thinking that my century-old farm house is also a green house.  Sadly, […]