31 Jan '16, 4pm

Green building pitfalls of tiny homes | WNC Green Building Council

What could be greener than a tiny home? They use so many fewer resources than a traditional home that they should almost get a free pass in the green building world, shouldn’t they? Almost, but not quite. With tiny homes becoming more popular, let’s explore some green building pitfalls that are unique to them. When we talk about green building we usually include energy efficiency, efficient use of materials, indoor air quality, site sustainability, durability, and water conservation. Tiny homes have some of these in the bag: they use dramatically fewer materials, need less heating and cooling, and have a smaller impact on the site than traditional homes. This shouldn’t be a free pass to be wasteful or careless. Builders of tiny homes should still try to use recycled or low embodied energy materials and to create a building envelope with similar insulation levels to standar...

Full article: http://wncgbc.org/blog/postings/green-building-pitfalls-o...

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