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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10 Best Roofing Materials for Warmer Climates

The first real line of defense against the heat is a building's roof. And some materials are better than others -- especially in hot climates. See which ones are best at keeping the heat at bay.


10 Creative Uses for Old Mattresses

More than 20 million mattresses that fill up American landfills each year. Don't add even one more to the pile. Instead find a more creative way to dispose of your old mattress and keep it out of the landfill.

10 Green Kitchen Cabinet Designs

There are a wide variety of cabinet options available to the environmentally-conscious shopper who wants a green kitchen. You can make your cooking area stylish, highly functional and Earth-friendly … here's how.

10 Things You Need to Know About Wood Pellet Fireplaces

To save money, many people are considering alternative heat sources, and wood pellet fireplaces are one possible solution to rising energy costs. But what do you need to know before you head out to buy one of these energy savers?

Are pellet fireplaces the most efficient fireplaces?

When the weather turns cold, the first thing on your mind is probably warming up your home. The most common heating choices are central heating and fireplaces, including pellet fireplaces. But are pellet fireplaces the most efficient choice?

Are clay roofing tiles a green choice?

Companies in every part of the construction industry are going green, and roofing is no exception. If you want a stylish roof that really stands out, you may want to consider clay roofing tiles. So what makes them a green choice?

What's the best way for apartment-dwellers to compost?

You're convinced composting works wonders for gardens. You're also aware of its role in reducing air pollution and extending the life of landfills. But as an apartment-dweller, you've dismissed it as unworkable. Is it really?

Top 10 Green Heating and Cooling Technologies

Compared to standard heating and air systems, going green is better for the environment -- and your wallet because they use less energy. So what kind of green HVAC systems are on the market today? Read on to find out.

Which are better for the environment, geothermal heating systems or geothermal cooling systems?

Are geothermal heating and cooling systems really better for the environment? If so, which system uses less energy and can actually save you money?

10 Green Countertops

If you read any home design magazines or Web sites, you know that the biggest projects are often in the kitchen. These days, homeowners are more interested in incorporating green living into this area, and they often start with the countertops.

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?