Oliver Smith

Founder and editor of Green Building Elements.
rv prices

Do These 7 Things to Slow RV Price Depreciation

Do you currently own an RV? If your answer is yes, then like 10 million other Americans you need to be aware of the steep price depreciation associated with owning an RV. It’s no secret that RVs don’t come cheap. They can cost anywhere between $10,000 and $500,000 depending on the model and type. But if you aren’t careful, the total cost could end up being a lot higher through Price Depreciation. What this means is over time, your RV…

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bitcoin heating

How to Heat Your Metal Building and Save on Energy Bills with Bitcoin

If you own a metal building, then you know that energy bills comprise a large portion of your monthly spending. What if there was a way to save at least 50% on heating your metal building? Heatmine is a Bitcoin mining company that recycles the excess heat from mining machines to heat up businesses and homes. This way, you lower your carbon footprint while greatly reducing your heating costs. Plus, you don’t ever need to worry about installation or maintenance.…

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Light Gauge Steel

Light Gauge Steel Framing Market Predicted $43.65 Billion By 2025

The market for light gauge steel has increased year after year, with Asia and the Pacific currently dominating the market thanks to things like China investing more into their housing schemes and other structural developments. As the world turns to more affordable and even eco-friendly building techniques and materials, there is becoming a growing need for light gauge steel. This is because this material is strong, durable and flexible, with many options available for both residential and commercial projects. Let’s…

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Passive House

How Passive House is Transforming Top Universities

With more and more world leaders, educational institutes and industry professionals looking towards creating a more sustainable future for the next generation, many have focused on the housing crises and improving the consumption and production of energy. One of these possible solutions is called ‘passive house’, and while the concept has been around since the late ’80s, it’s now beginning to gain traction and adoption by many top tier universities such as Cornell and Harvard. Let’s take a look at…

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Craft Beers

How Diverse Breweries can Disrupt the Craft Beer Industry

Craft brewer sales have increased year after year, taking up 12.7% of the US beer market in terms of volume, and a significant 23% of the $111.4 billion retail dollar sales. Yes, really. Traditionally this industry has been mostly dominated by young white men, but thanks to many breweries popping up around the world, this is beginning to change. Let’s take a look at how diverse breweries such as Good Robot are disrupting the craft beer industry, and how you…

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cold rolled steel

ArcelorMittal, U.S. Set To Raise Steel Prices by $40 per ton

For the first time since last summers slump (2018) US steel prices have increased. Good news for the steelworkers of ArcelorMittal and Nucor as increasing prices have bumped up company profits for US steel to $1.1 billion. However it’s not great news for house builders and consumers, so if you are looking at any projects with a large steel component then you may want to investigate if now is a good time to buy, or if it would be better…

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Metal buildings market report

Prefabricated Steel Buildings Market 2019-2026 Report

Prefabricated steel buildings are durable, they are flexible and can be used for a variety of purposes and industries; such as agriculture, churches, for use in education and even residences. The prefabricated steel buildings market report, which covers 2019 to 2026, is a report that includes analysis of both the prefabricated steel building industry, as well as specific subjects that allow readers to learn more about crucial insights. This study can help you to learn more about the market, product…

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