Building a new home? Renovating an old one? Green homes matter. Improvements that make a home green + How to determine the environmental impact of your home
What does it mean to live in a "green home"? Basically, it means using less stuff. Here you'll find information on how taking shorter showers, being conservative with the thermostat, and choosing eco-friendly home products can reduce your environmental footprint and how green homes are so sustainable.
Shipping container homes are popular. But are they really less expensive & easier to build than other houses? Some good & bad things about these tiny homes.
Is a green home improvement project in your future? Looking for ways to do things around the house that are eco-friendly rather than wasteful and harmful to the environment? Here’s where to start to find green products and helpful resources.
Green homes have been around for awhile, and they’re getting greener all of the time. GreenPod Intelligent Environments. GreenPods are designed by Ann Raab and can be used in a number of different ways.
Take a virtual tour of the 2011 net-zero concept home that was on display at this year’s International Builders’ Show in Orlando. Builder Online, KB Home, and Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia combined their talents to create a cutting-edge net-zero home that is bringing concepts into the homebuilding industry.
The National Institute of Standards and Technologies (NIST) is designing and building a net zero home that will be a living laboratory to gather info to put these types of homes into the mainstream of the national home building industry.
Feast your eyes on this virtual collection of extremely unusual homes in exotic locales. You’ll be daydreaming in no time at all!
The Clayton Homes i-House is one of the latest prefab homes for consumers to choose from in an already crowded housing market. The difference here is all of the great green features that the i-house has to offer the buyer.
Buying a home that is ENERGY STAR labeled is a wise choice. It’s a win-win-win situation for homeowners, builders and the environment. Here is what it takes to qualify a home for the Energy Star label.
Water conservation was a key factor in earning the HGTV Green Home the LEED Gold-level certification amongst the myriad of products, construction methods, materials and ideas that indeed makes this an excellent example of how to build a green home.