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Green Building

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

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 …

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 home …

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 …

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 • …

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 …

Steps to Building Your Own Home

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There are more steps to building your own home today than ever. The new changes require much more research and shopping than in the past. New innovations in energy efficient, green housing have created many choices in materials. The advancements …

New Construction Tips and Tricks for Making Small Houses Seem Bigger

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There are many new ideas being generated by the energy crisis, and the move towards energy efficient green construction. Many of these ideas should prove to be economical, and provide additional comfort, as well as beneficial to the environment. These …

Green Home Building Ideas

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In order to truly understand green home building ideas, you should first understand the ideals of the people who pioneered the technology. The affordable green building ideology began in the 1960s. The field very quietly continued to grow despite the …

Building a Home on a Budget?

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Long ago, before there were building inspectors or home loans, our forefathers went out into the wilderness, and put up a log cabin in a day and didn’t even have to think about building a home on a budget. That …

Energy Efficient Home Building Information

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Before you build, be sure to research energy efficient home building information. Energy efficiency is one of the most important aspects of building in the 21st century. There are new building materials and methods that home builders and home buyers …

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