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Thursday, July 31, 2014

How Green Is Your Homes Insulation?

How Green Is Your Homes Insulation?

It’s important to save energy by insulating your home, but not all insulation was created equally green – some use harmful toxins as preservatives and some require polluting manufacturing. So what are the best options for staying warm without contributing to global warming? Fiberglass Products (R Value – 3.1 – 4.3 per square inch) There [...]

Home Improvement with a Green Conscience

Home Improvement with a Green Conscience

There’s nothing new about the concept of home improvement. People do it because they want to have a fully functional home that is aesthetically pleasing and equipped with all the modern conveniences. What is new is the trend towards making everything environmentally friendly. This trends makes sense for a number of reasons, not the least [...]

All Natural Carpet; Good For The Planet and You

All Natural Carpet; Good For The Planet and You

There have been a number of advances within the green industry as of late. More and more people, businesses and government entities are realizing the true value of investing in the movement towards sustainable resources. President Obama recently announced that he will make $2B available for renewable energy projects, in an effort to create green [...]

Remodel Your Living Room in an Eco-Friendly Fashion

Remodel Your Living Room in an Eco-Friendly Fashion

When remodeling the living room, thoughts usually turn to which pieces of new furniture should be purchased or which flooring would look best. However, if you are trying to live a greener lifestyle, you will also need to consider the environmental impact of your choices, and not base your decisions just on aesthetics. What if [...]

Several Unusual Eco Houses You May Want To Live In

Several Unusual Eco Houses You May Want To Live In

id you know that eco-homes existed centuries before people started to think about green living? Some of the technologies used have been invented hundreds or thousands years ago and then have become less popular or even forgotten when everyone started building homes with bricks and concrete. Maybe it’s time to look back and see which [...]

A Checklist For Qualifying A Construction Company As “Green”

A Checklist For Qualifying A Construction Company As “Green”

This is a guest post written by Jonathan Bentz, who works with CB Structures Inc., a construction company that builds pole barns; and garages for residential and commercial projects across the Mid-Atlantic US. There’s a prevailing theory about construction companies today that while many of them say they’re “green” or trying to “go green” – [...]

The Benefits of Eco Homes

Due to our changing environmental and climatic changes, the development of eco friendly properties is a growing trend in the real estate industry. These types of properties are constructed using environmentally friendly equipment and procedures, which protects people as well. As a result of the high demand for homes designed and built ecologically, property dealers [...]

GLSL awarded GOLD certified LEED® green building certification

Green Life Smart Life (GLSL)  announced its official rating by the US Green Building Council as a GOLD certified LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design; green building certification system) for Homes Project. The 4529 sq/ft home scored 92.5 out of 136 points. The home is the first LEED-H Gold home in RI and only [...]

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