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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 |2019-10-01T14:00:04-04:00July 27th, 2016|Categories: Other Articles about Green Building|Tags: , |

Is Green Building Too Expensive?

Is Green Building Too Expensive? By Kevin Ireton Editor, Fine Homebuilding My wife and I decided not to have children. We just couldn’t make the numbers work. From prenatal care through college tuition, we were looking at half a million dollars. Minimum. And it would be 25 years before that investment would even begin to [...]

By |2019-11-11T13:39:46-05:00August 12th, 2015|Categories: Other Articles about Green Building|

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 |2018-11-15T13:50:40-05:00June 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 upfront 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, but they’re also [...]

By |2022-03-30T10:05:35-04:00April 15th, 2013|Categories: Other Articles about Green Building|

How Sustainable Building Takes Preservation to the Next Level

When most people think about sustainability, they usually think a “sustainable builder” has to specialize in building new, modern-looking homes. What’s interesting is that sustainability has long been a core principle in the preservation of older homes. Jean Carroon, chair of the AIA’s Historic Resources Committee and author of Sustainable Preservation: Greening Existing Buildings, points [...]

By |2018-08-30T14:48:16-04:00April 2nd, 2013|Categories: Other Articles about Green Building|

Could Building a Green Custom Home Lower Your Mortgage

As a custom green builder, I know for a fact that the savings of living in a green custom home can be considerable.  Just how considerable was pointed out in an article I recently read that explored the connection between green houses and mortgages. The article was based on a new study of 71,000 home [...]

By |2018-08-30T14:51:01-04:00February 12th, 2013|Categories: Other Articles about Green Building|

Certifiably Green

by Brita Belli Green Home 2013 Homeowners looking to build green have plenty of certification programs to choose from, but they all revolve around one key principle – saving energy. Complete article… Reprinted with the permission of Green Home 2013.

By |2019-01-24T15:21:24-05:00January 24th, 2013|Categories: Other Articles about Green Building|

Does Sustainable Building Have to Cost More?

We all know that over the long term, sustainable building pays you back by saving water, energy and – ultimately – the planet. But what about those upfront costs? Don’t you have to pay a lot more? The fact is, sustainable building doesn’t have to cost more. That surprises many people because [...]

By |2018-08-30T14:48:54-04:00May 30th, 2012|Categories: Other Articles about Green Building|

How Do Green Custom Homes Differ From Traditional Custom Homes?

As a green custom home builder, we’re often asked how custom green building differs from traditional home building – and how green custom homes themselves are different. The best way to illustrate what’s different about building a green custom house is to take you through a very basic version of the checklist we use [...]

By |2019-05-10T14:54:31-04:00May 23rd, 2012|Categories: Other Articles about Green Building|

What Makes a Green Home Green?

“Green building” is a popular term these days. But what does it really mean? When it comes to green home building or remodeling, it’s important to remember that you’ll see the best results by working with an experienced green builder who knows how to make a variety of eco-friendly, energy-efficient products and systems all work [...]

By |2021-10-04T13:54:09-04:00May 18th, 2012|Categories: Other Articles about Green Building|

Clearing Up a Few Myths About Passive House

With a Passive House able to cut 90% of a home’s traditional energy costs, no wonder we’re starting to hear from more homeowners who are interesting in learning what’s involved in building or remodeling a home that meets Passive House standards. But along with that interest, we’re hearing a few misconceptions about Passive Houses. We’d [...]

By |2018-08-30T14:49:52-04:00May 18th, 2012|Categories: Other Articles about Green Building|

Creative Recycling = Sustainable Building

As you probably know, we’re passionate about sustainable building. More and more of our clients are becoming passionate, too. One of the easiest ways to begin is to see what can be reused from your existing home. If you’re building a new sustainable home, for instance, you can look to a variety of sources for [...]

By |2018-08-30T14:50:08-04:00February 22nd, 2012|Categories: Other Articles about Green Building|Tags: |

What You Might Not Know About Home Energy Audits

Did you know that a home energy audit can reveal far more than drafts, poor insulation and other energy-robbers? It can also reveal habits – times you use the most energy, rooms you spend the most time in, etc. Even better, it can show you how to turn those home energy habits into a home [...]

By |2018-08-30T14:12:50-04:00February 11th, 2012|Categories: Other Articles about Green Building|Tags: |
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