green homes: Green Building: Suitable Materials For Use At Home - 04/14/08 05:57 AM
Many of us are not used to the idea of seeing large buildings or 4 to 6-bedroom homes, as vast, energy-hungry structures. However, they are, and in the US today, these buildings account for around 65% of total electricity consumption, 36% of total energy use as well as 30% of greenhouse-gas emissions. Many view that making these structures more energy-efficient should create a significant impact on energy policy, greenhouse gas emissions, and sustainable development. Among the major goals of green building movement are changing the way buildings, and homes as well, are designed, built,operated and maintained. Utilizing Engineered Wood Products For … (2 comments)

green homes: The Rise In Green Building Trends Today - 04/10/08 04:00 AM
The green building trend that has taken hold across the US in the past few years, and is surprisingly evolving toward a whole new level. Whereas before when there were only a few green real estate developments, today this trend in sustainable development has expanded to whole communities and neighborhoods as well. The west coast city of Portland has been well known as an urban-design innovator, particularly for its transit-oriented developments, and is noted to be among the pioneers of green building and design. Single-Family Home Builders Are Now Joining The Trend The basic tenets behind green building- energy and water-efficient … (0 comments)

green homes: The Rise In Green Building Trends Today - 04/10/08 03:58 AM
The green building trend that has taken hold across the US in the past few years, and is surprisingly evolving toward a whole new level. Whereas before when there were only a few green real estate developments, today this trend in sustainable development has expanded to whole communities and neighborhoods as well. The west coast city of Portland has been well known as an urban-design innovator, particularly for its transit-oriented developments, and is noted to be among the pioneers of green building and design. Single-Family Home Builders Are Now Joining The Trend The basic tenets behind green building- energy and water-efficient … (0 comments)

green homes: Green Building: The Challenges Towards Widespread Acceptance By Home Builders - 04/05/08 06:54 PM
Energy savings, higher productivity and less waste. These are but a few of the many attributes towards implementing green building concepts and practices. These days, because of programs like the U.S. Green Building Council’s landmark LEED rating system for buildings, the ideas and concepts of green building have now entered the mainstream. Currently, sustainable development analysts have noted that there are around 500 million square feet of green buildings under design, development, and implementation, and there has been a lot of success in LEED applications in different industries and sectors. The Challenges Toward Widespread Acceptance of Green Building Ideas Despite the … (1 comments)

green homes: Why It Pays To Adopt Green Home Remodeling Practices - 04/02/08 11:16 PM
Home builders and individual homeowners in the US today have awakened to the glaring fact that green building methods and practices, as well as materials, are heading into the mainstream and is gaining wider acceptance as a required industry practice. With this trend rising, there would be no better venue to embrace the ideals of this noble concept than with applying green building remodeling practices to your home. The concept has a wider reach in home building and remodeling, from architectural designs down to flooring materials, and also takes into account all aspects of a remodel or addition, to best create … (2 comments)

green homes: Real Estate Trends: Why The Need To Go Green When Building Homes - 03/12/08 03:56 AM
These days, with climate change and pollution making a lot of noise in the headlines, the concept and necessity for green building is fast becoming one of the most popular trends in real estate in the US, and worldwide as well. Going green, or eco-friendly is used to describe the practice of building homes, buildings and offices by utilizing environmentally sustainable methods, practices, materials, as well ecologically-friendly methods of transporting materials, disposing of waste, and achieving greater energy efficiency. At present, the regulations and official standards for green building practices are laid out by the U.S. Green Buildings Council, an organization … (2 comments)

 

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