Other Articles about Green Building

13 Best Practices for Zero Net Energy Buildings

by Marc Rosenbaum The Northeast Sustainable Energy Association With ZNEBs becoming more common in NESEA country, we can begin to codify the strategies they share. A zero net energy building is one that uses no more energy annually than its renewable energy system generates. It imports energy when site resources are insufficient, and it exports [...]

By |2019-01-24T15:10:49-04:00January 24th, 2019|Categories: Other Articles about Green Building|

Tips for Making Your Pool More Eco-Friendly

Guest Author: Jennifer Dawson, Writer for: PoolCareGuy Some people may argue that there is no such thing as an eco-friendly pool. As pool maintenance often requires the use of harmful chemicals, which contribute greenhouse gases to the ecosystem, many believe pools cannot be made “green” at all. But this simply isn’t the case. There are [...]

By |2018-08-21T15:38:46-04:00May 8th, 2018|Categories: Other Articles about Green Building|

Why Right-Sizing Your HVAC System is Best for Comfort, Energy Efficiency and Extending the Life of Your System

  Guest Author: Michelle West It’s understandable why some people would think that the bigger the heating or cooling system, the more comfortable you and your family would be. After all, bigger HVAC units are more powerful, and therefore more capable of providing the best possible heating and cooling, right? There are also people [...]

By |2018-08-30T14:03:12-04:00December 15th, 2017|Categories: Other Articles about Green Building|

Tips for Making Homes Easier to Live in Longer

Here are some tips for making your home more accessible and safer if you plan on living in your home into retirement. It can also be useful if you are planning a home where your parents will live in or for making their home more accessible and safer. It's helpful to think ahead when [...]

By |2018-08-21T15:37:21-04:00April 17th, 2017|Categories: Other Articles about Green Building|

How To Make Your Bathroom More Eco-Friendly

What do you think of when you hear “green home?” For most people, it’s energy efficiency. For others, it’s eco-friendly building materials. Unless you live in a severely drought-stressed area, water conservation is unlikely to be the first thing to come to mind. However, most people don’t realize how much energy is burned to [...]

By |2018-08-30T14:25:20-04:00July 27th, 2016|Categories: Other Articles about Green Building|Tags: , |

Design/Bid – A Problematic Way to Build a Home

The Design/Bid Approach for Custom Homes and Renovations Can Lead to Problems One of the ways to go about designing and building a custom home or a home renovation is the design/bid method. The design/bid approach is one in which homeowners and their architect develop plans based on what the homeowner is looking for [...]

By |2018-11-15T13:50:40-04:00June 2nd, 2015|Categories: Other Articles about Green Building|Tags: , |

Green Building Means Healthy Housing

As green builders, we talk a lot about the energy savings and the environmental value of our sustainable, high-performance approach. Now, homeowners are increasingly interested in another aspect of our green home building: the indoor-air quality expertise that enables us to build homes that won’t make them sick. You see, there’s a difference between green [...]

By |2018-08-30T14:47:44-04:00April 18th, 2013|Categories: Other Articles about Green Building|Tags: |

Passive Houses: High Style with Low Costs

As with many green trends, momentum for the Passivhaus movement began with homeowners willing to invest a little more up front to build sustainably and create durable, healthy homes that would continue to preserve the environment for decades to come. Today, however, the good news is that passive houses are not only sustainable, they’re becoming [...]

By |2018-08-30T14:48:02-04:00April 15th, 2013|Categories: Other Articles about Green Building|