The choices you make for “greening” your home will impact your home insurance. Here are some of the considerations you need to take into account.
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New shipping container restaurant Smokey Park Super Club will bring wood-fired goodness and live entertainment to riverside Asheville, North Carolina.
Builders and building owners are considering the environment as they plan new developments. Here are some sustainable construction trends we’ll see in 2015
Rice straw, an agricultural byproduct often burned as waste, is now being used to create sustainable materials for home and shelter building.
DIY home building isn’t just green; it’s can also be cheap. Check out this tiny house made largely from salvaged & recycled materials. Total cost: $300.
The Chesapeake Bay Foundation has been “dumpster diving” for materials to meet Living Building Challenge standards for a new educational building.
The London Organic Skyscraper serves as a metaphor for “waste to food,” as the building’s built from waste plastics produced by its residents.
Modified shipping containers have a whole range of uses beyond transporting goods, and can save a company with remote workers lots of money.
Want to build your own home? A bus house lets you start with a good part of your structure already in place.
Interested in learning how to build a house by hand with centuries-old timber framing techniques? Then consider taking part in this 10-day workshop at Dancing Rabbit ecovillage in August.
Bed and breakfast El Patio 77 offers a sustainable getaway in the middle of Mexico City in a repurposed building replete with solar hot water, and other eco-friendly comforts.
Most of us associate “green building” with “energy-efficient homes”; when we think of buying energy, we immediately think of our own utility bills. But, as you might expect, commercial buildings and industrial facilities are huge users of energy, so President Obama and the Department of Energy launched the Better Buildings Challenge in 2011 to get more efficiency out of the $400 billion spent each year to power these installations.
Got a dream green home you’d love to build? Sure, you’ll probably want to include solar panels in the building… but that’s just one element. Green building involves making the most efficient use of the materials that go into the building, and creating a space that allows for sustainable use of resources needed to live in that home.