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Building Green Homes on a Budget is Possible - Our top tips
Planning and Design

Top tips for planning and building a green home on a budget

Proper planning is the key to successfully building a sustainable green home. An energy-efficient ‘eco home’ doesn’t necessarily need to cost a lot more than a...

Home construction
How to Find Qualified Green Building Professionals

Hiring professionals or doing it yourself

...renovation or a truly modest sized home, this might not be the best use of your available funds. 2. Finding a general contractor: Sadly there are not a ton ...

How to plan and budget for home renovations and new builds
Concept and design

Important tips for a successful build or renovation

...renovation. Even professional contractors tend to underestimate the costs and duration of a project. Get advice from multiple professionals if you can, to get...

Carpenter ants are a common pest and nuisance to get rid of in homes
Pest control

Removing insects and rodents from your home, safely & humanely (by preference)

...planning a renovation that includes exterior insulation, people seem to have better luck with choosing mineral wool/rockwool insulation such as ROCKWOOL rather ...

Renovate, Remodel or Rebuild? How to choose which is Best for Homes
Wall assemblies - renovation

Should I be renovating my home or tearing it down & rebuilding?

...renovation is even feasible or advisable. Assessing a home foundation before renovation: Crawlspaces: We never recommend building a crawlspace from scratch ...

Frost in Attics: What causes Attic Ice? How to Fix it?
Roof assemblies - renovation

Why is there frost in my attic? Is ice in roofs a problem & How do I stop it?

...planning a sustainable green renovation or new building project Solar Thermal Collectors - direct "free" heat from the sun Also find all about susta...

Repainting and refinishing brick facades
Exterior cladding

All about painting brick, is it a good idea and what paint to use?

...renovation topics such as Siding Types & Costs: Which is Best? How to Choose Siding? , When to replace old Windows when Renovating or How to install siding so w...

The Best 10 Energy Saving Tips for Green Homes - EcoHome
Wall assemblies - renovation

Green home improvements: an energy-saving pyramid scheme that actually works!

...planning and building a sustainable green home on a budget How to design a home that uses less energy Future-proof building techniques for a changin...

The Top Twelve Green Building Trends for 2020
Planning and Design

Find out what's trending in 2020 for Green Home Construction

...renovations that would be needed to improve the energy efficiency of a home. This is already mandatory in numerous European countries like France - allowing h...

Suzlon's LEED Platinum wind power living laboratory in India
Lifestyle and environment

Green Building is accelerating around the world

...renovation projects on existing buildings. And this transformation has not taken place in one country, one type of economy or one type of climate. It is occurri...