Keyword: green building

    The EcoNest Home

    The EcoNest Home

    Designing and Building a Light Straw Clay House

     An EcoNest is not just a home – it is a breathtakingly beautiful structure that nurtures health and embraces ecology. This unique approach to construction combines light clay straw, timber framing, earthen floors, natural plasters, and other …

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    Green Home Building

    Green Home Building

    Money-Saving Strategies for an Affordable, Healthy, High-Performance Home

    According to conventional wisdom, building a green home is an expensive endeavor. The standard approach treats green as an add-on, tacking "premium" products, finishes and equipment onto a traditional home design. As a result, many green home …

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    The Art of Natural Building - Revised and Updated

    The Art of Natural Building - Revised and Updated

    Design, Construction, Resources

    The popularity of natural building has grown by leaps and bounds, spurred by a grassroots desire for housing that is healthy, affordable and environmentally responsible. While there are many books available on specific methods such as strawbale …

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    Making Better Buildings

    Making Better Buildings

    A Comparative Guide to Sustainable Construction for Homeowners and Contractors

    From foundation to finish, a wealth of information is available on sustainable construction methods - entire volumes have been published on individual green and natural building techniques. But with so many different ideas to choose from, there is …

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    Energy-Wise Landscape Design

    Energy-Wise Landscape Design

    A New Approach for your Home and Garden

    Residential consumption represents nearly one quarter of North America's total energy use, and the average homeowner spends thousands of dollars a year on power bills. To help alleviate this problem, Energy-Wise Landscape Design presents hundreds of …

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    Green Restorations

    Green Restorations

    Sustainable Building and Historic Homes

    Some 40 percent of North Americans live in homes built prior to 1940, and when it comes time to remodel or restore our older homes, homeowners and contractors can find themselves lost in a morass of wildly divergent information and opinion. With …

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    Green Building Products

    Green Building Products

    The GreenSpec Guide to Residential Building Materials -- 3rd Edition

    edited by Alex Wilson
    with Mark Piepkorn
    foreword by Sarah Susanka

    Interest in sustainable, green building practices is greater than ever. Whether concerned about allergies, energy costs, old-growth forests, or durability and long-term value, homeowners and builders are looking for ways to ensure that their homes …

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    Extreme Weather Hits Home

    Extreme Weather Hits Home

    Protecting Your Buildings from Climate Change

    We know how to prepare our homes for each seasonal change, but do we know how to prepare for climate change? Violent weather events like floods, tornadoes, ice storms and hurricanes only tell part of the story. Climate change is frequently more …

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