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Green Building

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

Building a Green Home

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When building a green home, you must first decide which of the green building ideals you wish to embody in your house. Many but not all ideals may be incorporated into the same home. Green is a set of ideologies …

What Questions to Ask Home Builder

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If you are preparing to visit a home builder or contractor for the first time, you may be wondering what questions to ask a home builder or contractor about building your dream home. By now you should have a clear …

Tips for Buying New Construction

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Building a new construction home can be overwhelming with choices and decisions. There are many tips for buying new construction you’ll want to learn about. Here we’ll go over four tips to get you rolling. Let’s begin. Tips for Buying …

New Home Building Process Checklist

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Use this new home building process checklist to plan your home. It is important to build the house in your mind before you hire a contractor to physically build it. Reinforce your ideas with pictures and diagrams. Have a clear …

Home Building Contractors

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It is important to remember that home building contractors are all unique. Just like all talented people, they have specialties, personal tastes and a general style which shows in their work. Just as you wouldn’t ask Rembrandt to copy Picasso, …

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 …

Healthy Home: Top 9 Healthy Homes Tips

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Building a healthy home will pay healthy dividends for years. With that said, it’s important that when home building to plan and design your new home as healthy as possible. Here are 9 suggestion to make your new home as …

Pollution Free Home Building Checklists

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The Pollution Free Home Building Checklists below is designed to keep your home plans green, efficient and pollution free. Learn about new innovations which will keep your home paying for itself over the years. Build a home that can help …

Building an Energy Efficient House

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There are many ways of building an energy efficient home. Some work better than others, but combinations of these ideas can save a lot of money on your utility bills for years to come. Building an Energy Efficient House: Size …

Building Energy Efficient Home

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There are many different ways of building an energy efficient home. While traditional construction can be made more energy efficient than in the past, alternative and panelized materials often yield high R-values as well as a much faster construction time, …

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 …

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 some …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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