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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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What is the code for sustainable homes?

If you're building a green home, it's hard to know where to even start when it comes to codes. That's because there are no general guidelines that are widely accepted across the country. So how can we meet codes for sustainable homes? Keep reading to find out.


Top 10 Green Technologies for the Home

 Top 10 Green Technologies for the Home

Green technologies for the home include more than just solar heaters and rain barrels. Learn about the top 10 green technologies for the home. See more »

How Air Curtains Work

 How Air Curtains Work

Air curtains are streams of air that behave like doors. Learn how air curtains can block out burglars, cold winds, insects and pollutants. See more »

Are hotels going green?

 Are hotels going green?

Are hotels going green? Learn about some of the ways hotels are going green. See more »

Will going green affect your pets?

 Will going green affect your pets?

Will going green affect your pets? Find out ways to reduce your pets' carbon footprints while going green. See more »

Are there green home inspections?

 Are there green home inspections?

Are there green home inspections? If you're making home improvements or trying to buy or sell a house, learn how green home inspections can help. See more »

Top 10 Green Advances in Residential Building

 Top 10 Green Advances in Residential Building

What are the biggest new technologies in building green homes? Read about 10 green advances in residential building. 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? Read about 10 things to look for in a green contractor. See more »

Has green construction made an impact on the environment yet?

 Has green construction made an impact on the environment yet?

Has green construction made an impact on the environment yet? Read about whether or not green construction has really helped the environment. See more »

Why isn't green construction required by law?

 Why isn't green construction required by law?

Why isn't green construction required by law? If building green is so good for the environment, shouldn't everything we build be green? See more »

Are green homes more expensive to insure?

 Are green homes more expensive to insure?

Are green homes more expensive to insure? Read about the cost of insuring a green home at HowStuffWorks. See more »