White Roofs?

You may have heard something about "white roofs" in the news, but you may not know how they can help our planet, or a maintenance budget. Most all of the commercial buildings in the world use black roofs. Because they are black, they soak up the sun's energy like a sponge.

By | 2013-11-02T22:47:36+00:00 December 8th, 2009|Green Building|

Green Construction with Wind and Solar Energy

"Green Building" can mean more than just building environmentally-friendly or energy-efficient structures - clean energy and green techniques can also be used during the construction process itself. This videos show how 150 construction workers in Binghamton, New York are on the job without a single conventional generator in use.

By | 2014-11-10T14:41:55+00:00 December 4th, 2009|Green Building|

Straw Bale Construction

This is a great video from a single mom who built her own straw bale home for $50,000 while working still full time and livin on the land. She gives some great advice here for anyone who is considering building their own straw bale home, from labor, to coding, to construction.

By | 2016-03-21T10:33:43+00:00 November 12th, 2009|Green Building|

Greenhouse Kits

Establishing and utilizing a home greenhouse is an excellent way to save money on groceries, follow a healthier and more nutritious diet, conserve on energy, and help the environment at the same time. But greenhouses don’t grow on trees – they have to be built. Not all of us have a professional builder in the family, or the budget to hire a specialist.

By | 2017-09-26T10:46:35+00:00 November 5th, 2009|Green Building|