Green Construction

Green construction is a hot new trend in building and construction. Green construction involves using recycled materials and utilizing the concepts of sustainable design. As the concepts gain popularity, using them will become second nature.

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Did any part of the construction industry escape the bubble burst?

Despite the Great Recession, one area of the construction industry has actually gained ground during the economic crisis -- green building. Can its boom continue?


Green Roofs And White Roofs: Low Tech Ways To Save Tons Of Energy

Painting roofs white is an easy way to reflect heat and save costs in the summer. But even better is planting gardens on rooftops, bringing the green back to the urban jungle.

10 Ways Hospital Construction Can Go Green

Building a green hospital helps keep the trees, the birds, the squirrels, the patients, the employees and even the hospital's bottom line healthy, too. So how do they do it?

5 Cool Prefab Housing Ideas

Most people think of a prefab home as a small, rectangular-shaped box dropped on a concrete slab foundation out in the middle of nowhere. But these aren't your grandfather's prefab houses.

How to Run Your House Solely on Solar Power

Planning to run your house completely on solar power requires considerable financial, mental and emotional investments. Are you ready to go off the grid?

10 Companies Utilizing Green Construction

As concern grows over the use of natural resources, many people look to major corporations to set an example for energy efficiency. Which companies make an effort to work in green environments?

Why salvage construction materials?

Salvaging construction materials is great for many reasons, including saving money, preserving history, using cool, old stuff and keeping waste out of landfills.

Green Construction: Is it worth it?

There are many factors to weigh when considering green construction, such as cost, personal health and environmental health. Is it worth the effort to go green?

What is the International Green Construction Code?

The new International Green Construction Code (IgCC), which will hopefully be adopted by jurisdictions around the world, is a set of minimum green requirements for building or altering any commercial structure. What makes it different from LEED?

10 Influential Green Architects

Many say the pioneer of green design was the irascible Frank Lloyd Wright, but others note that sustainable architecture has been around forever. Regardless, who are some of the leading figures in the field today?

How are hospitals going green?

Hospitals are some of the biggest generators of waste; so when they become more environmentally conscious, they have some of the biggest impact. What steps are hospitals taking today?