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Top Qualifications to Look for in an Eco-Friendly Contractor

The push for sustainable home renovations isn’t a new one. But as climate change evolves into an even more concerning situation, people are searching for ideas to limit waste and emissions during projects. That’s where an eco-friendly contractor comes into play. These experts can help clients make green choices from start to finish. How do […]

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Planning Spring Projects With An Environmentally-Friendly Mindset

By the time spring rolls around each year, most people are ready to tackle new projects, get involved in spring cleaning, or spend more time outside creating a beautiful, colorful stage for their homes.  Spring and “greenery” go hand-in-hand, but that doesn’t always mean spring projects are environmentally-friendly. To make sure they are, you may […]

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Tips and Advice for Building a Passive House

Did you know that the average home is massively inefficient when it comes to conserving energy? Most homes are losing energy from thermal bridging, air leaks, insufficient insulation, and other inadequacies that become especially harmful in extreme temperatures. This inefficiency plagues most of the homes in America. Fortunately, environmental awareness seems to be peaking right now. […]

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4 Reasons Why House Construction Is Becoming More Sustainable

Sustainability is quickly becoming a construction industry trend. Most people know sustainable practices promote positive environmental impacts. However, many people don’t realize there are other reasons why construction is becoming more sustainable.  Sustainable construction presents an array of benefits beyond the realm of eco-consciousness. In fact, many supporters have jumped on the bandwagon thanks to […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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5 Biodegradable Construction Materials for Homeowners

Green construction is soaring in popularity as more homeowners, and homeowners-to-be, turn to eco-conscious alternatives when designing their new homes. If you’re planning on building your first home, here are five biodegradable construction materials that can help you create an eco-friendly, energy-efficient dwelling you’ll be proud to call yours. 1. Grasscrete Traditional concrete is the […]

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How Modular Housing Has Evolved Into a Green Housing Option

With the rising popularity of modular housing, homebuyers across the country are beginning to view it as a viable option. This modern alternative to traditional housing has gained momentum, propelled by the low cost and rapid pace of the construction process. However, modular housing isn’t exactly “modern.” The concept of prefabricated homes dates back to […]

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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 […]