Green Homes

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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Eco-friendly roofs that fit the lower end of the budget

Today the green awareness among people is so high that they want almost everything around them to be a green thing. Green initiatives are not only beneficial for the environment but for the one also who take such initiatives. Mostly, the idea of going green process comes with benefits for the user, some that are easily achieved, and some that show themselves in the long run. Often, it is simply the solution common sense would advise.

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Posted by Ecofriend1874 - October 27, 2014 at 11:14 am

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Well known sustainable and eco-friendly homes of the world

Our homes can play a major role in saving the environment. There are various things that we can do during the construction of the house as well as in terms of insulation and use of electricity to reduce our carbon footprint. Let us now look at some such eco-friendly homes in the following section.

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Posted by Ecofriend1874 - October 17, 2014 at 10:33 am

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Innovative green homes that dot the American landscape

“Think green” is a motto that is popular not only among governments these days, but also increasingly popular amongst citizens who are following this trend in their daily lives. Their efforts can be seen through daily choices which includes transport, energy saving and houses they live in. Listed here are five such houses from all over the world that are an inspiration and can help you to revolutionize ideas for your new home.

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Posted by Ecofriend1874 - September 22, 2014 at 4:21 am

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Plugging the holes in LEED certification to make it better

LEED is the green home certification system created and employed by the Green Business Council of USA. It is often criticized for not having proper mechanisms or taking the apt measures for keeping a tab on the level of energy usage over a long period of time. The system offers the LEED certification to a building based on the apparent performance, architecture and fixtures but does not consider the ways in which the residents use the building.

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Posted by Ecofriend1874 - August 14, 2014 at 12:31 pm

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Tiny House Movement begins with these five mini abodes

Sometimes downscaling your home can really be an upgrade to your way of life. Here are some tiny homes that will make you want to try out a life lived a little smaller.

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Posted by Ecofriend1874 - July 30, 2014 at 8:14 am

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Eco-friendly abodes to make the planet a better place

Lammas, West Wales Become a part of the Lammas Ecovillage community. Houses built in this community are low impact and made of sustainable materials. The entire village is a learning guide to teach others that they can live a life that doesn’t harm the environment while still maintaining quality of life. They offer guided tours of the community every Saturday, April through September. The community also offers learning resources such as classes teaching skills such as basket weaving.

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Posted by Ecofriend1874 - July 18, 2014 at 5:33 am

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Environmentally friendly houses you would like to live in

As people are becoming more conscious about the environment and the need to save it, we see adaptation of measures, which are eco-friendly in every spectrum of our lives. In housing sector, we also see many innovative solutions that help protecting natural resources. Such measures are helping to reduce carbon footprints of our homes and make the planet a better place to live. Let us now look at some of the most eco-friendly homes, designed and created with the aim to reduce their impact on the environment.

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Posted by Ecofriend1874 - June 17, 2014 at 9:49 am

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Your checklist for important features of a green home

Green homes seem to be the order of the day. People have become more eco-conscious than they were a decade ago. They want to buy or build homes that are environment friendly in nature and save energy. You may purchase ready-made green homes available in the market.

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Posted by Ecofriend1874 - May 28, 2014 at 5:49 am

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