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Prefab LEED Passive House Kit Homes the Future of House Building?
Passive House

Prefab Passive House & LEED ready kit homes - the future of home building?

...wastewater treatment system Chosen Wastewater Treatment System Brand : DBO Expert, wastewater treatment systems Prefab LEED & Passive House Kit Homes fo...

The Top Twelve Green Building Trends for 2020
Planning and Design

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

...wasted time, labor, and materials on a project. 4. Spray foam and XPS foam with lower emission blowing agents Styrofoam board insulation and spray foam insu...

The LEED rating system
LEED Homes

The LEED rating system

...toxic pest control and regionally appropriate landscaping that reduces the need for irrigation. Water Efficiency (15 points) The goal of this category is to...

Earthship in Taos, New Mexico, shame they don't work in cold climates
Concept and design

Do Earthships work in cold climates?

...waste of resources that plagues the globe, and as the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day, April 22 nd 2020 approaches, that makes him a pioneer. What defines an Ea...

Product of the month: Aquion’s Aqueous Hybrid Ion saltwater home batte
Renewable energy

Aquion’s saltwater home battery

...toxic chemicals or heavy metals so they are non-explosive, non-flammable and non-corrosive, making them the safest home battery on the market at this time. Th...

Roxul mineral wool batt insulation in LEED Homes
Insulation and soundproofing

Choosing the right insulation: the pros, cons and applications for walls, slabs & basements

...toxic, recycled and generally local. It’s great for attics, you can blow it to whatever depth you want (with proper ventilation) and there are no seams to allow...

Natural Building Insulation Made of Grass - Eco-friendly, Green
Insulation and soundproofing

Non-toxic natural building insulation made of grass

...waste, it would need to be disposed of. In each case, one way or another the carbon in the plant fibers would be returned to the atmosphere. But instead, with G...

Cedar deck and stairs under construction cedar naturally the most durable wood
Decks, porches and gazebos

Tips for building a deck - 10 Tips to make your deck last longer

...waste your time coming up with plans and applying for a permit that would be instantly refused. So the first step is to call your local authority or town hall t...

Which wood is best for framing timber frame construction in homes?
Wall assemblies - new construction

Lumber choices for wood frame construction - choosing timber for framing & building homes

...waste wood and is bonded using a phenol formaldehyde, a far less toxic substitute for the urea formaldehyde of days past. All that to say, it certainly won't im...

Recycled barn beams and a refinished clawfoot bathtub
Recycled and Reclaimed Materials

Recycled & reclaimed materials

The cost of every item we purchase is determined in part by the price of oil. This includes products that are in no way petroleum based, since material extract...

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?

...waste that will be sent to a landfill. From a material conservation and sustainability point of view, that would always be our recommended course of action if t...