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 purchase exterior low-VOC paint?

Low-VOC, zero-VOC and natural paints have been a buzzed-about innovation in home improvement and green building for about a decade. But can you get low-VOC paint for your home's exterior?

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  • Top 10 Cities for Green Construction

    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. See more »

  • Top 10 Green Advances in Commercial Building

    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. See more »

  • Top 10 Green Advances in Residential Building

    Top 10 Green Advances in Residential Building

    Once upon a time, all residential building was eco-friendly, from yurts to adobe dwellings. Green housing's time has come again -- and this time, with some nifty technologies in tow. See more »

  • Top 10 Green Technologies for the Home

    Top 10 Green Technologies for the Home

    You may already know about solar heaters and rain barrels, but what about geothermal pumps and backyard wind turbines? Find out what's the latest in home green technology. See more »

  • Tree House Quiz

    Tree House Quiz

    Tree houses are fun and safe if constructed properly. Test your knowledge on tree houses with this tree house quiz at HowStuffWorks. See more »

  • Ultimate Guide to Earthcraft Homes

    Ultimate Guide to Earthcraft Homes

    As the green lifestyle becomes more mainstream, the EarthCraft House program takes the lead by providing eco-friendly homes to everyday homeowners. See more »

  • Ultimate Guide to Green Building

    Ultimate Guide to Green Building

    "Green" is one of the hottest buzzwords in construction. Proponents say green building is environmentally friendly -- and also healthier and more cost-efficient. See more »

  • What are green communities?

    What are green communities?

    Green communities aren't neighborhoods with lush grass and lots of trees. They're communities full of people who want to be eco-friendly. See more »

  • What is OSB?

    What is OSB?

    OSB stands for oriented strand board -- it's a competitor for plywood. So how do the two products stack up? See more »

  • What is the International Green Construction Code?

    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? See more »

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