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Green Building

The use of the word “green” today refers to something that is environmentally friendly. Recycling is a green process. Reusing or re-purposing items is a green practice. Energy efficient appliances are green products. Green construction refers to the application of processes that are eco-friendly and resource-efficient throughout a building’s life cycle. This encompasses design, construction, operation, maintenance, renovation and demolition.The WGBC says that green buildings “preserve precious natural resources and improve our quality of life.”Any building can be green, whether it’s a home, office or other commercial building. As long as the appropriate technology and processes are used, the building is considered green.

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    Residential building can be a lucrative business if you know what you are doing. There are the different types of builds to consider with custom, semi-custom and production building as options. Do..

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    Green Building Certifications to Seek

    Construction is rapidly making adjustments to be more eco-friendly, leading to the development of green building certifications. These certifications give customers an idea of how their home reduces..

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    Smart Building Skills to Learn and Employ

    Technology is integrated into everything we do today. In the construction industry, signs of having people employed who have technical acumen are emerging. From smart cities and smart buildings down..

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    Weatherization Techniques for Any Home

    As a builder or investor, you can ensure your properties are weatherized properly by paying attention to a few key areas, particularly if your builds are in cold climates or places with changeable..

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    How Green Building Impacts Homeowner's Insurance

    As a builder, developer or investor, you already know the importance of having the proper insurance coverage on a project. You may even already know the ins and outs of how to insure green..

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    The Benefits of Using Prefabrication Techniques

    Prefabrication techniques have been used in commercial construction for a long time and are becoming increasingly more common in residential construction as well. Technology has also made..

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    Energy Efficiency Best Practices in Construction

    Many builders, investors and construction firms are looking for ways to reduce their environmental impact with green construction. This process not only saves money (once implemented) but may also..

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    HERS Rating: What It Is and Why It Matters

    HERS stands for Home Energy Rating System. It is the measure of how energy efficient any given home is and gives homebuyers an idea of how much they will spend on utility costs. This is a nationally..

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    Sustainability Growth in Construction Best Practices

    Sustainability growth in construction is a hot button topic worldwide. Home buyers, governments and other public sector organizations are pushing for more sustainable and socially responsible..

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    Water Efficiency Best Practices in Residential Construction

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    Smart Construction Series: Heating & Cooling

    Out of all of the many areas of home construction in which smart technology can be implemented, heating and cooling is arguably one of the easiest, and has the most benefits from a smart..

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    Smart Construction Series: Roofing

    When it comes to smart roofing, there is much more available in today’s market beyond solar panel roof technology. While solar roofs have obvious environmental benefits, there are other options out..

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