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Information related to green building and building energy efficient new homes.

Advantages of Buying a New Construction Home

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The advantages of buying a new construction home are vast for many people. While some people prefer a stately historic home, it simply isn’t for everyone. There are both advantages and disadvantages in purchasing a truly historic home, but few …

Residential Home Building Process

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The residential home building process has become much more widely varied in the past decade. New green technology and concern for energy efficiency led to some major changes and a wide array of options in the building process. The importance …

Green Home Building Overview

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There are many types of green construction, the best and worst will be discussed in my green home building overview. Technically most green construction is any building process that saves energy, produces energy, or doesn’t cause excessive pollution. For …

Trends in Building and Home Construction

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Building and home construction are arts that expresses changes in society’s technological and economic needs and desires. Today’s arising needs and living situations are increasingly different from those that created and evolved the modern home in the 1940s and 1950s. …

Green Home Building Companies

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There are many different types of green home building companies, green architects and green homebuilders. It is vital to first determine what you mean by green, before you look for a builder. There are degrees and types of green construction, …

Energy Star Home Building Requirements

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Energy star home building requirements are based on their superiority to previous construction. They must be 20 to 30 percent more efficient than average building standards. Energy efficiency is created largely by:
• Effective insulation and tight construction
• Triple glazed or …

How to Select a General Contractor When Building a Home

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Learning how to select a general contractor when building a home is one of the most important steps in building a dream home. The final decision is often a matter of personal taste, but weeding out the contractors and …

Steps to Building a House

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The need for energy efficiency has created an entirely new set of steps to building a house. Not since the advent of electricity and indoor plumbing has home building been so revolutionized. The new standard for homes is called green, …

Build a Home on Your Own Land

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Perhaps you inherited a small section of farm land, or purchased acreage in a remote location, and you plan to build a home on your own land. When the time comes, you’d like to build your dream house. There are …

Free Home Building Information

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This site offers volumes of free home building information. There are many great articles to be found here on every aspect of home planning, home loans, and home building. We welcome you to read articles about all sorts of construction …

Building Your Own Green Home

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Building your own green home is the obvious choice for success in the 21st century. With utilities on the rise, energy efficient green housing is definitely the way to go. Also with the recent increase in natural disasters, the strength …

Green Home Building Techniques

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Truly green home building techniques and materials are based in a philosophy that dates back to the 1960s. Back in the sixties there was a growing concern for ecology and also for fairness and equality in society. We are seeing …

New Home Building Process

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The new home building process offers many options and innovations that were not widely available in previous decades. Choices in building materials and methods include:
• Traditional framing
• Modular homes
• Structural insulated panels
• Insulated concrete panels
• Lightweight insulated concrete panels
• Insulated …

Energy Efficient Home Building

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There are many reasons why energy efficient home building is worth the extra cost up front. Energy efficiency is a major consideration when buying a home, and would positively impact your resale value if you ever decided to sell. As …

Green Home Building Guidelines

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There are several different sets of green home building guidelines. The leading standards are LEED, NGBS, Energy Star and HERS. LEED and NGBS are highly similar in standards that have an emphasis on energy efficiency, water efficiency, resource efficiency, indoor …

Building a Energy Smart Home

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With energy prices rising, building a energy smart home is more important than ever. A large part of balancing a modern budget is keeping the utility costs down, especially for families making house payments. Fortunately, today it is very easy …

Types of Home Building Contractors

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There are as many types of home building contractors as there are types of homes built. Understanding the different types of home builders will help you in selecting the right home builder for your job.
Types of Home Building Contractors Overview
Types …

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