Once upon a time it would be fair to say that just a set amount of countries in the world had the ability to develop crops all year-round. Now, the situation has turned on its head. Vertical farming is something which has hardly hit the industry with a bang, but it’s slowly getting there. Companies across the world are starting to tap into the technology; with some even developing solutions that sit beneath dense urban cities to facilitate plant growth.…
Bamboo is an excellent green building material. It’s fast growing, sustainable, and really beautiful. Bamboo floors are a wonderful choice when renovating or building new. But even these sustainable floors contain a bit of formaldehyde. Learn what standards to look for when purchasing and how to ensure you are not exposed to the chemical.
Being kind to the earth involves more than buying an electric car. Heating and cooling our homes and commercial buildings now creates more carbon emissions each year than the transportation sector. Using sustainable building materials can reduce the amount of energy we consume to to keep those building comfortable and save money in lower utility bills at the same time. It’s a win/win situation for us all. Green building techniques will play an increasingly important role in the building trades…
The way forward for any company, large or small, is to look towards sustainability and how to make a difference. With lowering costs of solar energy and battery storage, even a small business can do its part to reduce their carbon footprint. Solar power costs have dropped about 10% each year, so it really is possible for more companies to make the investment in renewables.
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.
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 recent decisions that will have a major impact on the environment. What are some alternative solutions that could have been taken? Technology is best solution…
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 to recycle. Always make sure that you separate the non-recyclable waste from the recyclable one. In case the waste collection facility doesn’t have a provision…
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.
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.