Green Construction

  • Going Green Tax Incentives

    Federal energy tax credits, energy rebates, and low cost loans for home renewable energy systems make now the best time to invest in cost-saving improvements. Going green tax incentives, offered through 2016, will pay for 30% of the cost for qualifying...
    By patspence May 31, 2011 

  • How to Dispose of Construction Materials Safely

    To dispose of construction materials in a way that's safe for people and the environment get it to a permitted facility and avoid improper (and illegal) disposal practices.
    By Sage Kalmus May 30, 2011 

  • Build a Modern - and Non Smelly - Outhouse for your Back Yard

    Building a modern outhouse for your back yard is a simple DIY project with a host of benefits, including lowering your water bill and removing bathroom odors from your home during the warm weather months.
    By Sage Kalmus May 28, 2011 

  • Tips for Building a Spring House for Refrigeration: Location is Key

    Homesteaders of previous centuries settled near creeks when possible. This served three purposes: drinking water, cleaning and refrigeration. Refrigeration is achieved by building a spring house next to the creek and diverting water through it. The...
    By W. A. Swan May 27, 2011 

  • Eco Flooring From Sustainable Hardwoods for Green Construction

    Green flooring is hardwood grown and produced into environmentally sound eco flooring. Sustainable hardwood flooring can be as attractive, long-lasting and durable as any traditional flooring, with an equally wide array of hardwood types to pick from...
    By Sage Kalmus May 25, 2011 

  • How to Make a Solar Space Heater For Your Home

    Making a solar space heater only requires a few tools and about two hours of your time. Although these are passive heating systems they do blow heat into the room. These systems are great for heating garages and house additions that are not connected...
    By KennethSleight May 24, 2011 

  • An Investigation into Logs Being the Best Natural Green Building Materials

    There are many green building materials, but which is the best? This depends on what people perceive the best; best aesthetically, best insulation properties or ease of acquiring it. Wood is one of the best natural green building material, recycled...
    By Willie Scott May 24, 2011 

  • Energy Efficient Housing Design Issues to Consider When Building an Eco-Friendly Home

    Energy efficient living is one of the main goals of constructing an eco-friendly home. There are a number of energy efficient design issues to examine for a green home to be truly green.
    By BStone May 24, 2011 

  • Are Cob Houses Expensive?

    Cob built houses are just one option when it comes to green construction. In terms of affordability and materials, building a cob house may not save as much time as other forms of green building but it may just save you some cash. Learn more about material...
    By Laura Jean Karr May 23, 2011 

  • Cost and Efficiency Comparison of Composting Toilets

    Finding it difficult to understand or compare composting toilets? With so many variations available, it can be hard to find the most practical waterless toilet for your home. Understanding the differences between the features increases your ability...
    By Sage Kalmus May 23, 2011 
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