Green Resource - Solar Energy
Solar is green. Period. Making use of solar energy is at the heart of sustainable building. In designing a green house, solar energy comes both first and last. The goal is to create a house that consumes at least 50% less energy than one built conventionally, with a...
Green Interiors Resource
Choosing the right interior finishes has a huge impact on indoor air quality and consequently the health of the inhabitants. Many popular products and finishes are made with dangerous chemicals that can off gas for years in a home. Contractors and interior designers have...
Green Siding Resource
Siding is primarily an aesthetic element that covers the structure of the house. From the point of view of sustainable building, siding makes three important contributions:
makes the building more weather resistant
less likely to burn down
Green Roofing Resource
Roofing is a very important consideration in home building. It helps control the flow of air and moisture into the home and also insulates the home from extremes in temperatures. It is very climate specific and will provide years of service when installed correctly
Green Plumbers Resource
The twin conservation issues of water and energy conservation are the heart of a plumbing system in a green-built home.
Heating water for domestic use accounts for as much as 30 percent of residential energy consumption.
Wasted water adds up to tens of gallon per...
Green Landscaping Resource
Good green landscaping doesn't have much to do with hydro-seeding a lawn when construction is complete. Landscaping for green homes involves:
careful assessment of what's on the site
a construction plan that minimizes disruption to natural features and vegetation