27 Apr '13, 8pm

Are you are embarking on a construction project, but still uncertain about how to make your home green?

Ideally, a green home is small. If you follow good design principles, you can make a small space attractive, durable, and eminently livable for your family. The most important way that you can improve the energy efficiency of a home is to reduce air leakage. You are unlikely to end up with a tight house unless you choose a designer who understands the need for airtight construction methods, and unless you choose a builder who has already built a tight home that has been tested with a blower door. The second most important way that you can improve the energy efficiency of your home is to specify insulation with a higher R-value Measure of resistance to heat flow; the higher the R-value, the lower the heat loss. The inverse of U-factor. than the minimum values required by your local building code. Almost any kind of insulation can be made to work, although some types of insu...

Full article: http://www.greenbuildingadvisor.com/blogs/dept/musings/gr...

Tweets

Why, if you consider lifetime costs, opting for...

ukgbc.org 27 Apr '13, 4pm

Buying things is all about making choices, working out whether what you need is the same as what you want and balancing th...

What's a Tankless Water Heater:

greenbuildermag.com 26 Apr '13, 5pm

Have you ever wondered about the amount of energy hot water tanks use or waste? Only 43% of that energy heats up the water...

World Green Building Week 16 -20 Sept 13-Greener Buildings, Better Places, Healthier People Get event resources here

World Green Building Week 16 -20 Sept 13-Greene...

worldgbc.org 25 Apr '13, 9pm

Greener Buildings, Better Places, Healthier People From 16 to 20 September 2013, communities from across the globe will un...

Canada Green Building Council announces Afforda...

cagbc.org 22 Apr '13, 2pm

Home/Accueil About CaGBC Updates and Events Canada Green Building Council announces Affordable Green Housing Program OTTAW...

Think Green

usgbc.org 29 Apr '13, 5pm

Rachel Gutter , director of the Center for Green Schools, will be joining Stephen Ritz from the Green Bronx Machine and ce...

In Syracuse, IRS to Reconsider Federal Tax-Exempt Green Bond Financing for Destiny USA:

In Syracuse, IRS to Reconsider Federal Tax-Exem...

greenbuildingsnyc.com 27 Apr '13, 6am

[a]t least 75 percent of the square footage of commercial buildings that are part of the project [must be] registered for ...

I believe I'm experiencing severe allergic reac...

greenhomeguide.com 26 Apr '13, 5pm

Well Colleen that is an interesting question and yes propane can give off some nasty fumes. My first question though is is...

Building a house on Piers #green

greenbuildingadvisor.com 25 Apr '13, 3am

So if I am building a house on Piers (zone 5) based on 2012 IECC the ceiling has R 49 the floor has R 30 (or minimum 19) a...

LEED and Green Building in India: Past, Present...

green-buildings.com 21 Apr '13, 8pm

Shivang asks: When did the green building trend start in India? What is the scope of the green building trend in India, an...

Green Building Q&A: Please Advise On This New T...

greenbuildingadvisor.com 23 Apr '13, 8pm

I’d like to get some feedback on a new type of basement construction I came across recently. Background: I signed up for a...

Official: Ford, KB Home partner on green-living concepts with ZeroHouse 2.0

Official: Ford, KB Home partner on green-living...

green.autoblog.com 23 Apr '13, 2pm

Home Is Where the Hybrid Is: KB Home Features Ford's MyEnergi Lifestyle Collaboration pairs Ford C-MAX Energi and other en...

Green Depot Grows:

greenbuildermag.com 03 May '13, 4pm

Sarah Beatty was pregnant with her first child when she learned toxic mold might be spreading beneath the floorboards of h...

Frost-Protected Crawl Space Construction #green

greenbuildingadvisor.com 26 Apr '13, 7pm

I am planning to construct a frost-protected footing/stemwall for a crawlspace in the northern Illinois region. Based on I...