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green building

  • Adding An Outdoor Room

    I spotted these mini additions over at Remodelista and I think they’re a great idea if you’ve got the space. In lieu of an addition, Flexa Studio offers 10-by-12-foot prefab structures…

  • Introducing Our New Blogs

    We’re pleased to announce the launch of 5 more blogs which will focus on Kitchens, Paint, Green Building, Tools and Home Security. The depth of these categories is huge so we…

  • Modular Homes From Recycled Plastic

    Live across the pond and want to downsize your home into something more eco-friendly? Consider a new line of modular homes created by U.K. company Affresol, as reported by Fast Company…

  • Green Advantages for Advanced Framing Techniques

    From the discontinued blog Pardon our Dust from the L.A. Times, two builders share their opinions on advanced framing techniques. At debate here is whether advanced framing techniques (2×6’s 24-inch on…

  • Top 10 Ways to Build Green

    The Central Plains chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council is at the Greater Kansas City Home Show this weekend, offering tips and resources for homeowners interested in going green, especially…

  • Amazing DIY Castle Home

    In an incredible display of do-it-yourself ingenuity and sticktoitiveness, a couple in Surrey, England constructed a castle/tudor home. But the kicker is that they did this without the knowledge of neighbors…

  • Top 10 Green Building Trends 2010

    Jetson Green, one of our favorite green building blogs, broke down the top 10 green building trends according to the Earth Advantage Institute. 1. The smart grid and connected home. Smart…

  • California Goes All-In on Green Building

    Today California approved a building code that is the most aggressive eco-friendly statewide code in the US. “Calgreen” won by unanimous approval by the state and will take effect in 2011.…

  • House Blog Highlight: A House By The Park

    Seattle, one of our favorite (and we feel most underrated) cities in the world, has an enormous amount of interesting homes and a plethora of DIY resources. From luxury houseboats to…

  • Top 10 Green Building Products 2009

    Jetson Green has tipped us to BuildingGreen’s Top 10 list of green building products for 2009. They breakdown their choices with a brief description, why it’s green and what level of…

  • Welcome Aboard Your Repurposed Train Car Home

    In the ongoing quest to recycle and structures for use as live/work spaces, these train cars have followed the lead of re-purposed shipping containers and are now being transformed into permanent…

  • DIY City Guide: Seattle

    The plethora of old homes in Seattle require regular maintenance and the wet climate ensures homeowners stay vigilant against mold and water damage. Landscaping is also an issue that can’t be…

  • Reusing Materials from Building Demolitions

    An industry we’d love to see grow is recycling materials from demolished buildings. In the past the ROI on sorting and recycling demo materials hasn’t made sense/cents but now that LEED…

  • LEED Certified Homes for the Middle-Class?

    This manufactured home built in Cobb County, Georgia is the first home of it’s type to get a platinum LEED certification. Once only thought to be available to the rich who…

  • Vertical Green Walls by Patrick Blanc

    Patrick Blanc is one of the most high-profile pioneers in the fantastic world of green walls. These vertical gardens are beginning to proliferate across Europe and it won’t be long before…

  • It’s Not Easy Being Green

    Beyond the plethora of magazines and websites that extol the virtues of living a greener lifestyle and one which not only is minimally invasive to the environment but also saves you…

  • 8 Green Building Mistakes

    Jetson Green has highlighted 5 Common Green Building Mistakes and we couldn’t agree more. They include: 1. Wasted Resources – use scraps where possible, save materials for other projects, or donate…

  • 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…

  • Giveaway Winner: Green in Harlem

    Congratulations to Anthony from Green in Harlem for winning our giveaway for the Komelon tape measure from the DIY Network! Anthony’s houseblog is a great resource for tried and true green…

  • 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…

  • Steps to Better Insulation

    One of the easiest ways to save money and energy is to insulate your home properly. You may have relied on your builder to determine if your home is properly sealed…