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construction

  • Ohio’s First Passive House

    There’s a real-life green building trend coming to life in the Miami Valley. A brand-new local green construction company, Generation Green Building, is in the process of constructing Ohio’s first Passive…

  • Empire State Building Goes Green

    Big news – literally. USA Today reports that the Empire State Building is going green, one window at a time. As part of an effort to go green, the 6,514 double…

  • New Home Construction Slowing

    According to a recent report from CNN Money – home building is taking a break. They report that housing starts fell 10% last month. Forecasts may have originally been too optimistic.…

  • Live/Work in a Container City

    Forget my treehouse fantasy (at least for the moment). Now I’m dreaming about working out of a container. London-based company, Container City, uses shipping containers linked together to create building shapes…

  • Why Go for Green Building?

    When you begin a construction project or renovate or even just redecorate, use green building materials to benefit not only the environment but the health of its inhabitants. According to [GreenBuilding.com](http://GreenBuilding.com),…

  • How To Build Your Very Own Home

    As new home sales have plunged this year, the rate of custom homes being built has remained steady. Many homeowners are looking for more than a box in a master planned…

  • How To Check Your Contractors References

    I find significant humor and a dash of irony in traditional reference checking, whether it be for a job application, credit application or a contractor. What is so funny, you ask?…

  • Homebuilders Need an Extreme Home Makeover

    Urbanologist William Olson foresees 3 changes that major home builders should make if they expect to succeed in the new world of tightened loans, green building, and smaller homes. The big…

  • Thank You Millard Fuller

    The founder of Habitat for Humanity, Millard Fuller, has passed away at the age of 74 but his contributions to those in need will live on for generations. Mr. Fuller led…

  • SIP Construction: Green Building Snake Oil?

    According to Kurt who is an exterior and traditional roofing restoration contractor, designer, new urbanist, the general public has been duped into the viability and necessity of green building and in…

  • Job Site Thieves Run Rampant

    Not only are empty homes left vacant by foreclosure or suspended construction vulnerable to theft, thieves are now targeting current home construction job sites in increasing numbers.…

  • Drainage Solution: Pervious Concrete

    The New York Times Green Issue highlighted Chicago’s use of pervious concrete in an ongoing project called Green Alley’s which is a renovation of the pavement in the cities alley space…

  • Cabinet Question: Face Frame vs. Frameless

    Before selecting color, grade, wood, or knobs, the first choice in cabinet selection should be face frame or frameless (shown) construction. A face frame constructed cabinet is the traditional choice and…

  • Learn to Design and Build

    Apartment Therapy has turned us onto a great looking school in Vermont called Yestermorrow Design/Build School. They are a non-profit educational institution and offer over 100 hands-on courses per year in…