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Green building 101: Knowing the basics

With modern cities fast turning into a jungle of concrete, need for sustainable building practices has been felt more than ever before to make a balance between urbanization and preservation of the environment. Green construction is not just about the building materials and architecture, but it covers different phases, ranging from location, designing to construction, and functionality and maintenance to restoration and even destruction of the homebuilding. It also involves conservation of water and energy and ensuring healthy environment for occupants. Here we have listed some of the basic principles of green building.





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Posted by Ecofriend1874 - May 20, 2015 at 9:16 am

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Floor materials with a love for the green, and tiny carbon footprints

Gone are the days when the very thought of eco-friendliness bring the picture of ordinary and lackluster yet expensive materials. These days green products and materials look as good as other popular counterparts available in the market, thanks to new techniques and the intense thought process on part of designers and manufacturers. Flooring may appear to be an ineligible part of a home, or office for that matter, to support the eco-friendly drive going on across the world, but now we have a number of flooring option that can help you reduce your carbon footprints. Here are some of the green flooring options for your home or office.





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Posted by Ecofriend1874 - May 17, 2015 at 7:36 am

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Do you have a green home? Here’s a checklist to know

In this era where we are facing problems like climate change and global warming, designing a green home becomes essential for every homeowner. For developing an eco-friendly home not just provide a healthy environment for residents to live but also help them reduce their carbon footprints and thus, help sustain the environment. Making your home clean and green is not a big deal these days, all you need to be a bit thoughtful and make slight changes in the design of your home as well as your lifestyle. Here we have some simple yet effective tips that you must keep in mind while designing your home.

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Posted by Ecofriend1874 - May 16, 2015 at 7:38 am

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Environment-smarts to employ when heating your home

Adopting greener ways to heat your home makes perfect sense in the present times. The green methods are not only environmentally efficient but also have low operation cost, saving you a lot of money for years to come. Here are some of the most effective and efficient ways to heat your home.

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Posted by Ecofriend1874 - May 15, 2015 at 7:38 am

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Smart ways to go about that sustainable and beautiful garden you wanted

Garden in your front yard or backyard not just offer a refreshing place where you can escape from regular toil and spend some quality time friends with family, but it also can help you lead a sustainable life. It may require little awareness and effort, but sustainable gardening do help you play your part in protecting the environment in this frail world of global warming or change in climate. Here we have brought some of the simple but at the same time effective gardening tips that will allow you save water and energy and thus, money while sustaining the environment.

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Posted by Ecofriend1874 - May 6, 2015 at 7:30 am

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A green roof is an investment that brings high returns

Green roofs are becoming quite common in a lot of households today. In addition enhancing the visual appeal and functionality of the home, a green roof would offer home owners plenty of other benefits as well. Here are a couple of those benefits every homeowner would get to enjoy by installing a green roof in his/her home.

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Posted by Ecofriend1874 - April 15, 2015 at 4:37 am

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Roofing ideas for a green and gorgeous home

Roof is an important part of a home or building, as it not just can make or mar the overall appeal of your home but also affects the energy consumption to keep the structure warm in winters or cool in summers. Without any doubt, the roof of your house must go with the design of the house and look attractive; however, it should also be practical in terms of energy efficiency and environmental sustainability. These days we have plenty of viable roofing options that apart from looking stunning also help in sustaining the environment. For those who are looking to reduce their carbon footprints, here we have some of the […]

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Posted by Ecofriend1874 - April 10, 2015 at 3:42 am

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Make use of cardboard furniture for the love of flexible interiors

With innumerable advantages, cardboard furniture in the recent past has become one of the primary choices for homeowners as well as commercial property owners looking for sustainable interior decoration. Cardboard furniture is not just lightweight, flexible and portable, but also environmentally friendly, as it is easy to recycle or dispose without leaving any carbon footprints. Available in different sizes and designs, cardboard furniture makes the right choice for sustainable spaces. Here are some of the most creative furniture designs to give a green makeover to your space.

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Posted by Ecofriend1874 - April 6, 2015 at 3:42 am

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Effective Ways to Add Sustainability to Your Residential Building

Nowadays more and more people are looking to make their homes or residential buildings green. Earlier, the homes used to be naturally green, as people used to source materials from natural resources and then put them together by using natural things. For instance, the nomadic Mongols created yurts using animal skin, earth, straw and mud to make their adobes greener. Here are simple yet effective ways to make your homes sustainable.

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Posted by Ecofriend1874 - November 17, 2014 at 10:26 am

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Things to keep in mind when installing a green roof

Planning to install a green roof is perhaps the best decision you will make in your lifetime. Apart from being environmentally friendly and reducing your home’s carbon footprint, a green roof will also allow you to improve the aesthetics of your home, while using vegetation’s insulation properties to reduce your electricity bills. However, as expected, installing a living roof is a cumbersome process and you need it to go entirely right, unless you are okay with a damp ceiling. Hence, if you are seriously considering this green addition to your home’s roof, here are a few things you should plan initially.

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Posted by Ecofriend1874 - November 5, 2014 at 8:44 am

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