Sustainable architecture has one overall goal: to reduce the negative environmental impact of a building or community throughout its life. This is accomplished through efficiency as well as the minimal use of materials, energy, and development space. Here are a few of the most common techniques used.
In recent years, many business owners have prioritized green remodeling for their shops and offices. While part of the reason they do this is because they wish to do the right thing for the environment, the chief concern for many business owners is saving money.
See how you can get the best return on investment from your next home remodel by knowing exactly what to expect and how to prepare.
Energy is a big deal; prices can fluctuate wildly, global politics make matters constantly complicated and nobody wants to let money fly out the window or get sucked down the drain. So this year’s building season calls for energy-efficient remodeling projects, particularly in these 5 areas:
The following excerpt is from an article found on Forbes.com by EDF Energy Exchange.
The following is an excerpt from an article by PE, LEED Fellow, Jerry Yudelson, originally published by Building Design + Construction on September 19th, 2013. Read on for five valuable lessons from the green building expert.
Sustainability is about protecting natural resources and ensuring that nature and humanity work in harmony.
Copyright: Africa Studio/Shutterstock Green building is a relatively new idea, so there are quite a few misconceptions that keep people from pursuing the development of a green building or home. Don't let these five common rumors prevent you from building your home or commercial property according to green practices.
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“Let the sunshine in” is great advice when planning a residential remodeling project. With green building practices at the top of everyone's minds these days, it is not uncommon for contractors in Connecticut to recommend making the most out of natural light when beginning a home remodel. Let's explore a few of the most popular reasons for this trend.
With all the talk about climate change and its harmful effects, it's only natural that the commercial construction trends in 2014 focus on green building and environmentally-friendly building. In fact, this trend is not new--only gaining in momentum. The last decade has seen a surge of interest in energy efficient and green building practices. Developers and building owners are now 100% focused on green building as the result of building codes that demand high performance, environmentally friendly construction and increased public awareness of environmental responsibility. Here are 3 commercial construction trends you should be following this year in Connecticut and throughout the United States.