Solar powered attic vent fans can be a great way to save some money on cooling costs as well as support solar technology. Included is a great video featuring Tom Silva of This Old House that shows you how to install it yourself.
Green Building Materials
Trying to live greener these days? Want your home to be eco-friendly without spending too much money? Home experts share their professional advice for choosing green home building materials, using eco-friendly building methods, reducing your home's energy consumption -- and saving money in the process! Our environmentally conscious homeowners can answer your questions about ecofriendly lumber, windows and countertops, green roofing and insulation options, and high-tech solar ideas. If it affects your home's basic foundation and design, we're talking about it here.
Finger-jointed lumber is the home building industry’s answer to keeping lumber supplies at a reasonable cost while significantly minimizing waste with little or no loss in quality or architectural standards.
Cotton insulation is an eco-product worth considering in today’s construction market. It’s eco-friendly due to it being a recycled product and it has insulating characteristics that are comparable to fiberglass. Consider incorporating cotton insulation into your home building plans for its’ many advantages.
All of the constantly updated regional, state and federal incentives for renewable energy and energy efficiency links are right here. Look no further.
What is LEED and what’s it all about? It’s a national home building green standards program administered by the U.S. Green Building Council. Looking for a green building glossary? Got it handled.
Forward-thinking Mellow Mushroom in Knoxville is on top of the curve by harnessing the sun’s energy with a solar panel array on their roof. It’s the very first restaurateur to do so in Knoxville. This post also provides everything a homeowner needs to know about generating your own clean energy.
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.