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5 Principles of Sustainable Architecture

Sustainable architecture is not a new concept. In fact, many of the principles of sustainable design have been around for centuries. However, with the current state of the environment, it is more critical than ever that we incorporate these principles into our buildings.
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Cooling Your Home… Passively

Hats, fans, sprinklers, and pools. We all look for ways to keep cool in the summer, so why not do the same for your home? Typically we crank the...
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Energy Efficient Buildings Explained

What are energy-efficient buildings? How do they work? This article will explore these questions and look at the benefits of using less energy at home and the workplace.
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3D Printing: The Next Big Thing in Sustainable Housing?

3D printing presents itself as a fitting solution to the chronic housing shortage faced by countries globally. But, can it work? We explore the advantages and downsides to 3D printed houses, including real-life world examples.
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New-Age Building Materials that Negate Age-old Energy Waste

No matter how careful we are with turning off electrical devices in an attempt to save energy, we tend to waste some of it every single day. There is...
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Accoya Wood: A Great Sustainable Building Material

Accoya wood is a new sustainable building material that remains biodegradable, but also lasts longer, maintains dimensional stability better, and strengthens softwood to rival hardwood.
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Cross-Laminated Timber’s Demand to Grow By 15%

Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) Market – Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast 2017 – 2025 forecasts remarkable growth for the timber which is used from residential units to government buildings.
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3D Printed Houses to Spring Up in Eindhoven

A Dutch construction company is daring to think the unthinkable - building the first liveable 3D homes. Van Wijnen is 3D printing the first homes in the world that are able to pass a home inspection.
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Bjarke Ingels: Creating a New Definition of Sustainable Architecture

Bjarke Ingels and his Copenhagen-based firm BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group) are redefining sustainable architecture by removing the sense of fear and obligation that comes with the term sustainability. When you...

Tesla Tiny House Shows off Powerwall Capabilities

Tiny houses are the rage these days, and now electric car manufacturer and energy solutions provider Tesla is getting in on the action. Tesla’s goal with the tiny house is...

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The Homeowner’s Guide to Rainwater Harvesting

In this article, we outline why every homeowner should have a rain barrel set up for rainwater harvesting, how to set up your rain barrel, and some of the best uses for rainwater once you collect it.
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9 Food Waste Solutions That Are Basically Habits To Save The Earth

Food waste accounts for up to 29% of the amount of trash each year in the US. Here are 9 effective ways to reduce your food waste at home.
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13 Advantages Of Growing Plants Within A Greenhouse

If you’re considering growing plants inside a greenhouse, here are 13 obdurate advantages you’ll definitely like to know and utilize as well.

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4 Simple Ways to Unclog a Drain Without Harmful Chemicals

There are several inexpensive and non-toxic methods you can use to unclog drains in your home with ingredients you probably already have in your cabinets.
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What You Can (and Shouldn’t!) Burn in Your Fireplace

However you choose to while away the colder winter months, careful consideration of what to burn in the fireplace is one way to make greener choices.
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The Latest Developments and Breakthroughs in Solar

The solar industry has come a long way in just the last few years. The latest developments and breakthroughs in solar technology include longer-lasting solar cells, solar cells that you can print onto flexible surfaces, solar panels that track the sun from east to west throughout the day, and solar power plants that work at night. Here's a breakdown of the breakthroughs we're most excited about.

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