People undertake home renovations for many different reasons. Some want to increase the home’s market value. Others like to incorporate new features to keep the home looking modern, while still others just want a fresh look every so often. But you can also undertake home renovations for energy savings!
Natural wool insulation is sustainable choice for green home building. Wool insulation offers health and environmental benefits and is a popular choice among architects, builders, and homeowners.
Tips for making a more sustainable home: learn why switching your lightbulbs and catching your rainwater makes such a difference!
Recent years have seen an explosion of advances in design, technology and other resources to reduce waste and drive down utility bills. The problem is that many property owners still don’t take advantage of energy saving opportunities, even when they demonstrably save money over the long run.
Natural slate offers an economically competitive, totally sustainable alternative for roofs and cladding. Conducted by independent international studies, natural slate has been recognized for producing the least negative effects on the physical environment.
UTEC (Universidad de Ingeniería y Tecnología) in Lima, Peru, recently won the first ever RIBA International Prize for 2016. The Royal Institute of British Architects judged the project as “setting a new global standard for architectural achievement.” In an interview with Figueras Seating, Alejandro Shell Montero of Shell Arquitectos spoke about the design and how it reflected […]
Lands’ End and Joe Lamp’l, the host of PBS’s Growing a Greener World and the expert behind @JoeGardener, invite everyone to celebrate Earth Day this year by planting a tree. The #PlantATreeLE campaign is a tree planting initiative that will involve Lands’ End employees and a social movement instructing and encouraging consumers to plant trees across […]
Millions of people make decisions that will impact the environment for better or worse. For the past 20 years, the world’s leaders have been working towards implementing processes, laws, legislations and infrastructure that will help to protect the environment and improve sustainability. There are always ongoing threats to the environment. However, there have been some […]
Are you considering remodeling, building a new home, or just wondering how to improve your dream home’s sustainability? Consider natural stone!
There is no doubt that our waste stream is on the rise. But if we use eco-friendly methods to remove waste, the damage caused to the environment can be significantly reduced. Recycle the waste The first step is to focus on waste separation. Often recyclable products are mixed with non-recyclable ones which makes it difficult […]
The Green Business Certification Institute (GBCI), which is the certifying body for the LEED system, added Zero Waste Facility Certification to its growing program list. It is partnering with the US Zero Waste Business Council (USZWBC) in providing this certification. GBCI will assume responsibility for the ongoing management of the Zero Waste Facility Certification and Zero Waste […]
Envision Festival uses a huge array of green building methods to create a village in the jungle. Learn more about how this festival is truly dedicated to building a more sustainable festival.
Double glazed windows are a sustainable and relatively affordable home energy efficiency upgrade. If you plan to buy new double-glazed windows for your property, here’s what you need to know.
Learn how recycled plastic fencing can be an easy, ecologically-friendly option for your home.