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green building

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    DIY City Guide: Oakland & East Bay

    The East Bay is chock full of DIY resources with everything from lumber, awesome hardware stores, educational resources and upcycled home supplies…

  • Treehouse: The Green Home Improvement Center

    It’s finally happened. The green building movement now has a retailer to call its own, Treehouse. Treehouse opened last week in Austin, TX and is the country’s first home improvement center…

  • USGBC Announces Top 10 States For LEED Buildings

    Who doesn’t love lists? To-do lists, top 10 lists (especially the David Letterman variety) — they’re informative and entertaining. So we’ve added a new list for your reading pleasure. The U.S.…

  • White Roofs Can Reduce Energy Costs

    Painting building roofs white is a movement that’s slowly catching on in big cities. A light-colored roof reflects light, rather than absorbing it, a function that can significantly reduce energy costs.…

  • Preston Koerner of Jetson Green

    We’ve been avid fans of green building blog Jetson Green for a few years and it’s been great to see the site grow in popularity and influence. Founder, Preston Koerner, has…

  • Greenbuild 2010: Redefining Our Future

    Greenbuild 2010 takes over Chicago this week and we’ll be on the ground covering it from top to bottom. Colin Powell kicks off the conference and tradeshow as the featured keynote…

  • Hover House Unites Indoor, Outdoor Living

    Going green has never been so stylish thanks to Hover Houses, created by Glen Irani Architects. The third in the series (pictured above), built on the Venice Canals in Los Angeles,…

  • October Is Green Building Month at C&H!

    I can’t believe how fast 2010 is flying by, but October is here — and at Charles & Hudson, that means the spotlight centers on all things green building. Green building,…

  • Is Residential LEED Certification Worth The Cost?

    As green building practices continue to influence builders and contractors, many commercial buildings are now striving for LEED certification in order to designate a project’s sustainability. Residential certification is growing more…

  • Green Home Design: Passive House

    One of the trends in green home design is building Passive Houses as shown in an article last week in the New York Times, Can We Build in a Brighter Shade…

  • This New House Is Definitely Green

    This New House on the DIY Network could be called This Green House as they are showing a ton of green building materials and product. We finally caught up with about…

  • Convert A Silo With A-House-In-A-Can

    Improbable building materials? Building kits to create the one- or two-roomed house of your dreams? Unconventional building materials and kit homes are becoming increasingly popular, especially as homeowners embrace sustainability and,…

  • Green Building Popularity on the Rise

    Green building has become overwhelmingly popular, as consumers and contractors alike seek out environmentally friendly products and practices in the pursuit of sustainability. But just how pervasive is green building? Franklyn…

  • Get Creative With Unconventional Building Materials

    One of the most common ways to incorporate green building practices into a project is to adapt or reuse existing materials or entire structures. Although toxicity or structural integrity can sometimes…

  • KC Shipping Container Home Is Eco-Friendly

    Debbie Glassberg, a Kansas City resident and toy designer, has been the talk of the town since construction began on her modern, eco-friendly home made entirely of steel shipping containers. The…

  • Can You Live in a Passive Home?

    I recently read an article on Treehugger about the successful completion of a passive house in the south. A passive house you say? What the heck is that? Passive homes are built…

  • Green Building Upgrades in New Homes

    If offering a chance to win Justin Bieber tickets wasn’t enough motivation to tour a new home development, more home builders are now touting “green” features in some of their models.…