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Is 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.
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.
How to Reduce Construction Waste During Remodeling
Construction waste can be a huge headache for homeowners and consumers engaging in renovation or remodeling. Not only is it bulky and difficult to move, but it can also be extremely hazardous if not disposed of properly. Learn the 10 easy ways you can make remodeling less wasteful and even save some money in the process!
How to Protect Trees from Construction Damage
Trees provide benefits around the home beyond aesthetics. For instance, properties with trees fetch better prices. Beyond value, trees also clean the air around your home and provide shade. So how do you preserve trees during construction?
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...
Make sure your construction projects cover all of the bases
There are many things to take into account when setting up a commercial construction project, ranging from insurance cover and temporary fencing to making the process greener and, of course, installing security measures. Here are some of the potential issues.
Updating “Legacy” Heating and Cooling Systems for Greener Homes
Green living magazines and other popular forums spend a lot of space on high-end LEED house designs and systems that run completely on alternative or sustainable energy services. As inspirational...
Reasons to Select Sustainably Sourced Timber
Whilst we all dream of that stunning garden with a well thought out design encompassing stunning planting etc, unless you consider where the timber used to construct garden items...
New Homes Can Cut Annual Energy Bills In Half
The need to reduce our carbon emissions is growing on a daily basis, as is the Government’s efforts to educate UK home owners and businesses that more action needs to be...
Sacrificing Safety for Sustainability with Green Building Practices
The motive behind new green building practices is a good one, but a recent report by the B.C. Construction Association has uncovered some worrying problems with modern green building...
Understanding the Different Types of Solar Panels
Making the switch to solar power is exciting, but you’ll have to do some research first. There are different variations of solar panels that offer various pros and cons. Check out this guide to understanding the different types of solar panels to make the best decision for your home or business.
Are Bladeless Wind Turbines the Future of Wind Energy?
Bladeless wind turbines are a relatively new technology that improve on convectional turbines and hold a lot of promise for the future of renewable energy.
8 Eco-Friendly Alternatives to Ziploc Bags
There are plenty of natural and Eco-friendly alternatives to Ziploc bags. From Lunchskin sandwich bags to Vegan food wraps, here are eight options you can try out.
How the Business of Water Can Promote Sustainability
Dive into the world of the water business and discover its potential to foster sustainability. Learn how innovative approaches and conscious practices can safeguard our valuable water resources and contribute to a greener future.
How to Make Your Own Neem Oil Pesticide
Neem oil pesticide is 100% natural and non-toxic to humans and pets, is inexpensive, and offers a long-term solution to pest problems.
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.