Tips for a Greener Home

January 31, 2010
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The great impact of the ailing environment is already manifesting in many pressing issue and dilemmas the world is facing nowadays. Global warming, climate change, air pollution, flood and the like are just few of the problems rooted from the destruction of the ecology. For home buyers and owners, there are practical alternatives for you to contribute in the protection of the environment through deciding on green features incorporated in the design, renovation and construction of your home.

There are Eco-friendly or green means and approach you can use in order to guarantee that your activity and investment is making the most minimal impact on your surroundings.

Energy efficiency is one of…

The Possibilities of Green Communities

January 20, 2010
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Envisioning the “American dream” was focused on a family’s house that is surrounded by a white picket fence and usually inhabited by a nuclear family. The “American dream” has shifted to include one’s community and its relationship with nature as people begun to think more globally about the environment. This awareness has helped prompt the rise of “green communities” that design and create neighborhoods and communities that aim to be amicable rather than threatening to the natural environment.

The term “green communities” or “eco-friendly communities” is still vague, which is as diverse as the natural wildlife it seeks to protect. Some designs envision these types of communities as ways to help…

Create Your Own Environment Friendly House

January 3, 2010
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The impact of global warming and energy crisis is widely discussed; it is very significant for every individual to play a part in providing a solution to these imminent dangers. A simple step in this direction would be to create your own house that is environment friendly. A few people are under the impression that it is a herculean task to design and build houses to accommodate nature.

The truth is that it is easier to create such houses compared to the other traditional types of houses. A little of out-of-the-box ideas and innovative thinking it is possible to construct beautiful houses that are in harmony with the nature and also…

Government Incentives Increases Home Energy Efficiency

December 21, 2009
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In the current economic condition it is more important than ever to save as much money as we can. Homeowners who want to save up more money by using less energy while investing in their homes is made more accessible by the federal government.

There are many areas in your home that you can improve and add value that will help make your home more efficient and comfortable to live in or making it more appealing to buyers if you choose to sell it.

In the beginning of 2010, the government will be offering rebates on Energy Star appliances for homeowners as a help in cutting on the energy usage and energy…

Steel Buildings Go Green

December 10, 2009
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To have everything in green for the larger scale of environmental preservation may be a difficult thing to understand. There is only one aspect why going green is a need and that is something that should immediately garb your attention – the cost savings.

It is hard to ignore the financial benefits that come with the energy conservation. Energy consumption is the largest and most controllable operating cost of a commercial building. This is becoming more and more evident as energy and utility costs increase at alarming rates and show no signs of slowing.

The least expensive material of all the available construction materials is the steel. The properly treated steel is…

A Greener Environment with the Help of Commercial Real Estate

November 25, 2009
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According to KPMG – a leading accounting firm, the energy consumption for both old and new commercial buildings may be cut by an approximated 30 to 50 percent while generating a flattering return on investments.

The major source of both direct and indirect greenhouse-gas emissions are the commercial buildings, as reported in Climate Change: Risks and Opportunities in the Canadian Commercial Real Estate Market.

Direct greenhouse-gas emissions are those of that came from the on-site combustion of fuels for heating as well as for cooling; these are also present in using refrigerants – which are dominant greenhouse gasses.

On the other note, indirect emissions are found in the production of construction materials and…

UltraTouch Natural Cotton Batt Insulation

July 15, 2009
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Everybody loves denim. I don’t believe that there is one person in this world that does not have a good pair of denim jeans, shorts, skirt or even a bag and a hat. Did you even thought about Denim helping our homes to become a little more environment friendly? Well, Banded Logic thought about making insulation system… out of denim!

UltraTouch is a product of the company’s 35 years of insulation experience. It is made out from high quality fibers and does not contain any harmful chemicals that may cause allergies and other health problems. The material that makes this amazing product comes from the scrap and waste materials in the…

Housing stock needs incentives and information awareness

June 30, 2009
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Incentives and information awareness is the best key for improving the energy efficiency of the nation’s homes and buildings, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) reported.

The report is in line with the proposed GREEN Act where it encourages consumers on energy efficiency and conservation in our nation’s housing stock.

NAR is fully committed with the efforts to inform consumer the need for energy efficiency and at the same time reducing the energy use.

Base on the proposed H.R. 2336, the bill would establish incentives to encourage enrgy efficient building, rehabilitation and upgrades. In addition, the bill provides a loan fund for states to implement renewable energy projects and would encourage a number…

Clayton Homes: Cheap And Green

May 11, 2009
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If you want in on the cost-saving and healthy benefits brought about by green homes then try Clayton Homes for a change. Clayton Homes manufactures modular homes with energy-saving features for the basic model but with add-ons for the “deep green” set.

Clayton Homes are available in two packages which include the i-house which measures 723 square foot and has a price tag of $74,900 and the i-house II which measures 1,023 square foot and has a price tag of $93,300. There are at least seven ways to configure both home packages and the options include corrugated steel siding, non-VOC paints, galvanized metal roofing and butterfly roof with rainwater collection. Pay…