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.
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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.
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 […]
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.
LEED certification means more than offices and homes. We’ve pulled together a list of interesting projects most people might overlook when it comes to achieving LEED certification.
Sustainable wood offers unmatched beauty and a strength-to-weight ratio that exceeds that of metal, making it an attractive option for renewable energy structures.
What can you undertake at home for a more sustainable lifestyle?
Constructing landmark buildings that are forward-thinking while still retaining classical architectural elements is not new for Mizrahi Developments. The firm was founded in 2008 by Sam Mizrahi to realize an ambition of introducing quality, craftsmanship and a classical sense of permanence to luxury homes, qualities that Mizrahi thought were lacking in Toronto real estate development.
Regardless of the specific type, industrial waste can create hazards for you, your company and your community as well as the environment. Industrial chemicals and liquid waste create a hazardous situation but even dry waste such as metal, building materials and more, can create problems such as offering pests a refuge, being risk-laden and more. […]
Planning a smart city for the future involves planners, architects, engineers, and designers– rather than bureaucrats, bureaucracies, and politics as usual. According to the Smart Cities Council, a smart city is “one that has digital technology embedded across all city functions.” And per Frost & Sullivan, there are eight elements (each with the word “smart” in […]
There are so many benefits to having a smart home, and the Internet of Things is expanding everyday with offerings. Check out this list from Thornbury Electrics about all the opportunities to connect your home.
The right tools are important for all contractors, and here are the best tools for renovations.