I’m a roofer and I’m here to tell you that roof colors matter. It depends on where you live. See when you’d want to choose reflective roof shingles and when you’d want to choose dark asphalt shingles for your house. And see how your energy bills will be different, based on the roof shingle colors you choose.
Curious about LEED? Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design is the most widely used green building rating system in the world -- guaranteeing that green building materials are used. A LEED home saves energy, water, and other important resources while also generating less waste and supporting human health. Start here if you're interested in LEED certification for new homes and information about LEED credits for homeowners.
Radiant barrier roof sheathing has a highly reflective material facing the interior of your attic. It will seriously reduce your home’s energy consumption. If you like saving money and helping the environment you should really look into radiant barrier roof decking. Trust me you’ll be happy you did.
The EZflow French drain system is an innovative product consisting of 90% recycled content. It counts toward LEED credits, is easy to install, saves time & money.
By using synthetic slate roof shingles that are made from recycled materials, you can earn LEED credits. EcoStar Majestic Slate roof tiles are one example.
Determining the carbon footprint of your building project just got much easier than ever before, thanks to Green Footstep. Their aim is to free the global economy from dependence on fossil fuels. There’s no better time than in the planning stages to reduce the carbon emissions of your project and this tool gets it done.
Here is an opportunity to voice your opinion and suggestions directly to the LEED Green Building Rating System Steering Committee. Don’t miss it! Are you in the market for a LEED Certified Green home? This ‘Green MLS’ is just the ticket.
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.
The HGTV 2008 Green Home has some great design features that anyone can incorporate into their next home building project to make their homesite a more sustainable one.
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.
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.