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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Can you green your mortar and sealants?

It's a shame to go to the trouble of researching and buying the most environmentally friendly countertops, only to have them installed with a sealant or mortar that is going to negate all of your good intentions. So is it possible to find a mortar or sealant that is green, as well?


Top 10 Cities for Green Construction

How are cities coping with population increases and construction demands? We've got 10 of the most environmentally conscious urban spaces for you to consider.

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?

Is nanotechnology changing the face of the construction industry?

Roads that reduce pollution. Self-repairing buildings. It may sound like the stuff of science fiction, but nanotechnology is poised to fundamentally change the way we build the world around us.

Top 10 Green Advances in Commercial Building

Green homes have been trendy for some time, but now commercial buildings are getting in on the eco-building act. From living walls to mushroom bricks, check out 10 of the raddest advances in the field.

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?

How To Mount a Solar Panel, in 7 Steps

How to mount a solar panel in 7 steps. Learn how to mount a solar panel in 7 steps with this article.

You'd like to build a magnetic generator as you've heard it's just the thing to provide cheap energy for your house. Read on and learn how to build a small model magnetic generator before you progress to the bigger version.

Top 10 Green Roofing Options

To be really eco-friendly, you want your roof to be cool, so you'll need one with reflective properties and the best insulation value possible. So what are some of your options when it comes to roofing materials?

Can you recycle your old lamps?

A bulky old lamp takes up a lot of space in a landfill. But if it doesn't fit your décor, you've got to do something with it. Is recycling an option? There are a few things to consider.

What's the most environmentally friendly way to dispose of old mattresses?

During the excitement of having your new mattress delivered, you might not care what happens to that old, back-pain-inducing one once it's hauled away – but you should. Although it can sometimes be a bit difficult to do, there are environmentally friendly ways to dispose of your old mattress.