Low odor, low VOC paint is of high concern these days. Become acquainted with the facts surrounding VOC paints by reading this post. You’ll do your health and our Earth a lot of good by being an informed consumer.
An eco-friendly home includes environmentally friendly materials from the ground up (like roofing, flooring, lighting, painting materials, architectural styles)... in every room of the house (from kitchen countertops & backsplashes to bathroom toilets & showers)... plus energy-efficient appliances and equipment throughout (like solar panels, water heaters, etc). Here, homeowners are sharing their personal experiences with green home building & remodeling products, and the ways that ecofriendly items affect a home's ultimate cost and energy-efficiency.
Paul Ryan, from the DIY Network, shares some of his insight on green building ideas and materials that you can use for your kitchen renovation project.
Natural cork floor tiles are fast becoming the hottest trend in flooring options, especially with green homebuilders and their customers. Here is an example of one that has been installed.
The New American Home for 2007 is all about cutting-edge energy efficient home building ideas, techniques, materials, design and technologies. Here are a few of the highlights.
Are you looking for information on the most energy efficient water heater? I’ve compiled some of the latest information to help you make an informed decision on methods, makes and models.
Insuladd is an insulating paint additive product that has been available since 1996 that WILL reduce your heating and cooling bills substantially and only costs 6 cents per square foot. It can be mixed with ordinary house paint or can be used in commercial applications. It was developed by NASA to help insulate buildings in close proximity to launch sites. It is safe, non-toxic and environmentally friendly so what’s the catch…none that I could find.
Green homebuilding has come a long way. Here’s a little bit of insight and some hugely useful links if you plan to build a green home. I’ve listed some green links that will bring you up to date on some of the latest green issues in today’s world. Have a look.