new construction: What is your ecological footprint? - 06/27/07 12:09 PM
Take this quiz to see how your lifestyle is impacting upon our planet and its resources. Tucson, like much of the rest of the country, is offering numerous earth-friendly alternatives in home construction. In an effort to lessen the ecological footprint we all leave behind, there is a wide range of options available from simple solar energy conversion to rammed earth and straw bale construction. Rammed earth and adobe structured walls lessen the heat/cold transfer from the exterior to the interior of the home, thereby making internal temperatures more stable and less costly to maintain at comfort levels. Tucson, like most … (2 comments)

new construction: Will you outlive your home? - 04/26/07 07:24 AM
Did you know... your cultured marble countertops (20 yrs) will last a bit longer than your refrigerator (13 yrs) and your microwave oven and dishwasher will probably call it quits at about 9 years? Masonry lasts the longest with brick walls at the top at 100+, then chimneys, fireplaces, and brick veneers that last a lifetime! In the lifetime range is also copper wiring and copper clad aluminum wiring but electrical control switches last only 10+ yrs. Your modified acrylic kitchen sink will last 50 yrs and survive several faucets that last only 15 years. Whirlpool tubs can be expected to … (0 comments)

new construction: Green Construction and Energy savers in Arizona! - 03/16/07 07:20 AM
Did you know...  With threat of global warming many people are looking for ways to help save the environment. One easy and effective way is with a light bulb! It takes 18 seconds to change a light bulb, so how many has your state changed? Find out through a new campaign hosted by Yahoo. Here states and cities can compete to see how many pounds of coal and dollars they have saved, cars that they collectively kept off the road and pounds of CO2 they have prevented from entering our atmosphere by replacing incandescent bulbs with compact florescent lamps (cfl's). When … (2 comments)


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