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NAHB finds Slab on Grade Foundations are Most Popular in 2020
Design

Home foundation trends in 2020 are encouraging for sustainability as slab on grade wins

...building foundations, slabs and basements Building foundations, crawlspaces and basements all involve using concrete, which has an extremely high carbon footp...

Heat Reflective Paint for Roofs & Walls, Does it Work?
Products and Materials

A new reflective paint can reduce energy consumption & lower cooling bills

...buildings cool & lowers AC bills Studies show that a recently-developed reflective paint can help keep buildings cool by reducing the surface temperature of e...

Home Energy labeling, Impact of Mandatory labels on Real Estate prices US Canada
Real estate

The North American Property market faces a ticking timebomb - Mandatory energy labeling - and here's what to do about it

...building step codes that are being widely adopted are often so much more stringent than existing building codes. Energy efficiency performance has never improve...

Canada Greener Homes Grants Program 2021 Launches for Home Efficiency
Energy efficiency

Canada Greener Homes Grants retrofit program is launched

...buildings are among the largest sources of carbon emissions in Canada, contributing about 18 per cent of the country's emissions, so we do like this initiative!...

Ikea - Just How Sustainable is the Swedish Big-Box Furniture Retailer?
Products and Materials

Ikea Sustainability and their new Sell-Back Program

...Building Guide pages Find more pages about sustainable and resilient green building techniques here : Maintaining healthy indoor air quality in homes ...

Trane Technologies Plans to Cut Product Carbon Emissions in Half by 2030
Energy efficiency

Trane Technologies Plans to Cut Product Carbon Emissions in Half by 2030

...buildings, and another 10% from global food loss. We are transforming our operations and revolutionizing the way the world heats and cools buildings and moves r...

Formica targets Net Carbon Neutral countertop products for 2030

Formica Corporation Announces New Sustainability Goals, Targets Net Carbon Neutrality by 2030

...Building Guide pages . Choosing eco-friendly kitchen counters Design tips for durable kitchens and bathrooms Future-proof building techniques ...

Tesla Solar Panel Special Offer USA September 2019
Renewable Energy

Solar Panels Special Offer from Tesla in US - September 2019!

...Building Guide Pages : All you need to know about solar photovoltaic panels Building a near zero energy home on a budget here Passive House certification ...

2019 Renewables produced more Electric than Coal, Gas, Oil
Renewable Energy

In 2019, renewable energy sources produced more power in the US than fossil fuels

...Building Guide. and in the pages below: Compare the carbon footprint of wood v steel v concrete buildings Future-proof building techniques for a cha...

Why Recycling Plastics Needs Legislation to be Effective
Health

Microplastics in drinking water : ‘It’s like eating a credit card every week’

...building materials and reducing construction waste on a path to substantially reducing the environmental impact of humans and their buildings. True green home b...