Construction is happening all around the world. Construction may bother people but without it, none of the world's great cities would exist. Gain an appreciation for construction by learning about the planning, materials and projects involved.
Building permits are the way counties, towns and municipalities enforce their codes to ensure that all buildings meet minimum safety and structural standards. When do you need one, and what does the process of getting one entail?
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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?
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?
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?
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?
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.
Whether or not you go through the process of getting certified, following LEED guidelines as you build a new home or renovate an existing property can mean significant energy and money savings. But is it worth the extra upfront costs?
Does living in a house with no cold drafts, no temperature variations, and, virtually no heating or cooling bills sound too good to be true? Well it's possible in a passive house. See what some of the other benefits of this building standard are.