Green Construction

  • The Reuse of Old Recycled Building Materials

    Recycling and reusing construction materials is a great environmental method to compliment the construction of buildings from natural green materials. Doors and windows can be reused, preferably the double-glazed, draft-proof type which will enhance the...
    By Willie Scott August 21, 2011 

  • Living a Peaceful Life: Security Tips for Rural and Off-Grid Homes

    Rural home security is different from city security. Homes and outbuildings are more likely to be broken into when the owner is absent.
    By Magdalena Perks August 17, 2011 

  • Low Cost Housing Can Help to Provide Shelter to Millions

    Low cost housing can lead to more people being able to live in better conditions than the slums that a vast majority of urban population in cities around the world seems to have to contend with. This can definitely help to improve the quality of life...
    By Jayant R Row August 16, 2011 

  • 3 Easy Ways to Go Green

    Living an eco-friendly lifestyle includes decorating rooms with re-purposed materials, using renewable materials and replacing appliances that use less energy. These are some easy ways to start living green. Making your own laundry detergent will save...
    By Olivia Emisar August 15, 2011 

  • Repair and Maintenance Pointers for a Properly Functioning Wood Stove

    Several types of wood stoves are used in the home as water heaters, room heaters and for cooking. The modern stoves have automatic electronic control systems that are best maintained by a qualified engineer. However, there are quite a few other components...
    By Willie Scott August 10, 2011 

  • Build a Wood Fired Oven in Your Backyard

    Have you been putting off your plans for building a wood fired baking oven, just because you’re not sure how to go about it? Follow this illustrative guide and you’ll soon have a marvel to admire, right there in your background.
    By Sidharth Thakur July 30, 2011 

  • DIY Residential Geothermal Maintenance for the Homeowner

    The maintenance of a home geothermal heat pump is split between the homeowner and the geothermal unit supplier. The DIY maintenance consists of regular checking of fluid levels and temperatures in the heat pump; changing filters in the air...
    By Willie Scott July 18, 2011 

  • Use Eco-Friendly Wood for Your Home Improvement Project

    So you’re thinking about adding on a room, or a new home improvement project, great! This is the perfect time to also think about making your project green. One of the best ways to do this is to find and use eco-friendly wood as wood is likely...
    By Sage Kalmus July 6, 2011 

  • Green Roofing: Innovative Green Roofing Systems

    A “green roof” is a roof partially or wholly covered in vegetation, to reduce heating and cooling costs, harvest rainwater, and improve air quality. As so-called “green construction” becomes more popular, look for an increase in...
    By knsinger July 6, 2011 

  • Energy Efficient Fixes for Your House Reduces Carbon Footprint

    Global warming is escalating; this can be mitigated by saving energy in the home through insulation of our lofts, and walls and, installing double glazing. Upgrading the central heating boiler to a condensing one, and when replacing our kitchen appliances...
    By Willie Scott July 5, 2011 
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