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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In a passive house, winter woes (or summer highs) are a thing of the past. Why? Because they're built to maintain comfortable indoor conditions without a conventional furnace, boiler or HVAC system. Read on to see how.

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  • 10 Companies Utilizing Green Construction

    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? See more »

  • 10 Influential Green Architects

    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? See more »

  • 10 Things to Look for in a Green Contractor

    10 Things to Look for in a Green Contractor

    Want to build or renovate in a environmentally friendly way? You're going to need the right contractor for the job. See more »

  • 10 Ways Hospital Construction Can Go Green

    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? See more »

  • 5 Cool Prefab Housing Ideas

    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. See more »

  • Are green homes more expensive to insure?

    Are green homes more expensive to insure?

    You want to do the right thing by building green. But will you be able to insure your home without paying an arm and a leg? See more »

  • Are hotels going green?

    Are hotels going green?

    Hotels, especially luxury ones, have a reputation for excess and conspicuous consumption, but that's all changing. Get on the green hotel bandwagon in this article. See more »

  • Are there green home inspections?

    Are there green home inspections?

    When you're making home improvements or trying to buy or sell a home, eco-friendliness and energy efficiency matter. So how can an inspector help? See more »

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

    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? See more »

  • Do you have to get a special permit to build green?

    Do you have to get a special permit to build green?

    The paperwork required for any construction project can cause bigger headaches than the jackhammers that come later. Is building green even more of a pain? See more »

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