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How Sustainable Architecture Can Reduce Negative Environmental Impacts

By: Kevin Ahern
February 20th, 2018

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.

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How a Sustainable Building Remodel Can Improve Your Business' Bottomline

By: Kevin Ahern
March 17th, 2015

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.

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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.

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energy efficiency | energy-efficient remodel | Residential | sustainability

5 Tips for an Energy-Efficient Remodeling Project

By: Kevin Ahern
March 5th, 2015

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:

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What is Sustainability? [In Under 200 Words]

By: Kevin Ahern
July 3rd, 2014

Sustainability is about protecting natural resources and ensuring that nature and humanity work in harmony.

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5 Common Misconceptions About Green Building

By: Kevin Ahern
April 16th, 2014

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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Commercial | commercial construction | commercial remodeling | green building practices | office remodeling | sustainability

How A Commercial Office Remodel Can Improve Employee Efficiency

By: Kevin Ahern
January 9th, 2014

Many business owners are concerned with ensuring that their employees have everything that they need to work efficiently. Supplies are easily at hand, sales materials are quickly available, etc. but one area that is often overlooked is the layout and design of office space. In recent studies, 90% of workers have said that the layout and design of their workplace directly affects their productivity. Additionally, as many as 35% have said that they are ashamed to bring clients to their office. Below are just a few of the ways remodeling your business office can help increase your employee efficiency.

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bathroom remodeling | bathroom remodeling ideas | bathroom renovation | Commercial | commercial bathrooms | commercial construction | commercial remodeling | connecticut bathroom renovations | green building practices | sustainability | sustainable building

5 Reasons to Go Touchless in Your Commercial Bathroom

By: Kevin Ahern
January 2nd, 2014

In this day and age of convenience and technological luxury, touchless bathrooms are becoming more and more common. For business and property owners who have older bathrooms on their premises, making the switch to a touchless bathroom may involve major commercial construction. Bathroom remodeling is not cheap and some property owners may be hesitant to incur such costs, but in the long run, this upfront cost can save you a great deal.

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bathroom remodeling | bathroom remodeling ideas | Commercial | commercial construction | commercial remodeling | green building practices | green business practices | sustainability | sustainable building

4 Ways Waterless Urinals Are the Way to Go in Commercial Construction

By: Kevin Ahern
December 12th, 2013

Waterless urinals offer the ultimate luxury in modern commercial bathroom fixtures because they are sustainable, beautifully designed, sanitary, and cost effective. Although older models had design flaws that prevented them from becoming widely popular, newer models have been improved upon, and are being used widely in commercial construction and green building projects throughout the country. Waterless urinals are now a top choice for commercial property owners who wish for their restrooms to be modern, stylish, and functional.

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Commercial | commercial construction | green building practices | home remodeling | reclaimed materials | Residential | residential remodeling | sustainability | sustainable building

How to Incorporate Reclaimed Materials When Remodeling

By: Kevin Ahern
December 10th, 2013

As natural resources dwindle around the world, people in developed countries are becoming more concerned with the need for green building and remodeling. One key to sustainability is incorporating reclaimed or recycled building materials in your home or business remodel. Here are just a few areas where you can utilize them in your next residential or commercial construction project.

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How to Make The Right First Impression With Commercial Remodeling

By: Kevin Ahern
November 6th, 2013

When considering commercial remodeling, your planning needs to go far beyond basic design and budget. Whether your business deals with consumers or clients, your facilities make a statement about your company and you want that statement to make the best impression possible. Commercial construction or remodeling can help you do that.

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