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Green Building Elements

 •  November 7

When building a new home, you need to make spaces for the kids and pets in the family. And making sure they are safe and secure is a concern of any parent. The HIDEAGATE gate solution is an innovative model that allows you to section off stairs or rooms in the home in a way that is simple and sleek. Rather than a bulky plastic gate that needs to be...

Green Building Elements

 •  October 12

Recycling is an important lesson to pass on to children. With finite space on the planet available for landfill and precious resources running down, it is never too early to start encouraging and educating your children to recycle. For such an important lesson however, it doesn’t all have to be boring. There are plenty of ways to get children...

Green Building Elements

 •  September 28

Ahead-of-the-trend green builders, architects, and homeowners are excited about using healthy, sustainable sheep’s wool insulation for new construction, and retrofitting existing homes and businesses. An all-natural fiber evolved by Mother Nature to surmount even the most extreme environmental conditions, wool wicks away moisture naturally without...

by Tina Casey, CleanTechnica The residential energy efficiency field is at a critical point. Recent years have seen an explosion of advances in design, technology and other resources to reduce waste and drive down utility bills. The problem is that many property owners still don’t take advantage of energy saving opportunities, even when they...

As a natural choice among green building materials, natural slate offers many eco-friendly advantages to architects and builders seeking ways to improve environmental sustainability in modern building designs. Natural Slate Offers Eco-Friendly Advantages Natural slate offers an economically competitive, totally sustainable alternative for roofs and...

Green Building Elements

 •  April 27

UTEC (Universidad de Ingeniería y Tecnología) in Lima, Peru, recently won the first ever RIBA International Prize for 2016. The Royal Institute of British Architects judged the project as “setting a new global standard for architectural achievement.” In an interview with Figueras Seating, Alejandro Shell Montero of Shell Arquitectos spoke about the...

Green Building Elements

 •  April 20

Are you considering remodeling, building a new home, or just wondering how to improve your dream home’s sustainability? Consider natural stone! It’s a natural winner in the search for a perfect green building material. Using Stone in your Sustainable Home Design Writing for UseNaturalStone.com, Stephanie Vierra, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP BD+C of Vierra...

Green Building Elements

 •  April 20

Lands’ End and Joe Lamp’l, the host of PBS’s Growing a Greener World and the expert behind @JoeGardener, invite everyone to celebrate Earth Day this year by planting a tree. The #PlantATreeLE campaign is a tree planting initiative that will involve Lands’ End employees and a social movement instructing and encouraging consumers to plant trees...

Green Building Elements

 •  April 20

Millions of people make decisions that will impact the environment for better or worse. For the past 20 years, the world’s leaders have been working towards implementing processes, laws, legislations and infrastructure that will help to protect the environment and improve sustainability. There are always ongoing threats to the environment. However,...

Green Building Elements

 •  April 10

There is no doubt that our waste stream is on the rise. But if we use eco-friendly methods to remove waste, the damage caused to the environment can be significantly reduced. Recycle the waste The first step is to focus on waste separation. Often recyclable products are mixed with non-recyclable ones which makes it difficult to recycle. Always make...