Green Construction

  • Reusing Wood from an Old House to Remodel or Rebuild A New One

    Many people throw away perfectly good pieces of wood when demoing an old house. You can, however, reuse this old wood to remodel the same home or a different one. Learn why reclaimed wood is cost-effective and great for the environment!
    By jciotta May 23, 2011 

  • Cement Production, Hazards, and Recycling

    Cement is used globally for construction, and its raw materials are lime, silica, and alumina. With the whole world on a construction spree, demand for cement is increasing, but the associated disadvantages of using cement and how to control them is the...
    By Tarun Goel May 21, 2011 

  • Buildings Constructed from Rammed Earth

    Rammed earth building technology is centuries old. It includes mixing soil with appropriate percentages of gravel, clay, sand and water into a damp workable mixture. Walls are formed by pouring the mix into a preformed framework where it is rammed down...
    By Willie Scott May 20, 2011 

  • Remodeling Your Home The Green Way

    Remodeling can be an inside or an outside job. Whether one wants to make changes to the interior of one's home, or spruce up a walkway or patio, green remodeling is the most economic and eco-friendly way to go. Natural building materials can be anything...
    By Wendy Finn May 19, 2011 

  • Which Energy Efficient Windows are Best for Your Home

    Learn which energy efficient windows are best for your home based on where you live and other key factors.
    By Sage Kalmus May 19, 2011 

  • Preserve Your Own Meat with a Homemade Wood Smoker

    Smoking food is a traditional way of preserving food. Setting up homemade wood smokers means fish and meat as well as cheese and vegetables can be preserved and enhanced by the use of hardwood smoke.
    By Cara Moore May 19, 2011 

  • Learn How to Install a Wood Burning Stove Safely

    Learn how to install a wood burning stove safely and avoid the threat of fire and injury with these simple tips.
    By Sage Kalmus May 18, 2011 

  • Let's Answer, How Do Dual Flush Toilets Work?

    How do dual flush toilets work? They have a half flush or full flush mechanism operated by a lever or a button on the cistern. The user has the choice to use the half flush for disposal of liquid waste or the full flush for disposal of solid wastes...
    By Willie Scott May 18, 2011 

  • Buildings Constructed From Natural Green Materials- Cob

    The techniques used in the construction of buildings using cob go back to the early nineteenth century. Unlike some other traditional earth buildings, cob does not need to be encased in forms during building construction. Here we will look at...
    By Willie Scott May 18, 2011 

  • How Building Green Got Its Start

    When did designers first become interested in building green homes? Today, we are still at the beginning of the Eco construction movement, as solar panels, renewable materials, and efficient design are still being introduced into the mainstream. Tomorrow...
    By BStone May 2, 2011 
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