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LEED Increases Property Value

LEED Increases Property Value

   The results of two recent studies—one carried out by the New Buildings Institute (NBI), the other by CoStar Group—show that green building standards are not only effective, but also escalate property values. The post-occupancy studies, attempted to measure the value of buildings with sustainability features compared to conventional buildings. They also aimed to demonstrate the effectiveness of third-party certification […]

Americans Leaving Suburbs

Americans Leaving Suburbs

  There are many in America who don’t like or trust cities, primarily because they harbor a disproportionate number of Democratic voters. They don’t like investments in transit, either, preferring the privacy and freedom of the car. But whether they like it or not, America is changing. First, the existing supply—that’s right, today’s stock—of conventional lot (> 1/8th acre) single-family […]

Solar Windows

Solar Windows

  Rainbow Solar Inc. (RSi) has transparent, photovoltaic-glass windows that generate 80 to 250 watts of electrical power, while saving up to 50% on heating and cooling requirements too. Since one of the biggest heat losses from a home is through a glass window, it looks like RSi has a winning combination, stopping heat loss on cold days and keeping […]

Hometta Sustainable Architecture

Hometta Sustainable Architecture

  What is Hometta? Hometta sells online plans for small, modern, sustainable homes designed by modern leading architects. Its the sweet spot between custom, architect desgined houses and mass market housing. The plans encourage the use of sustainable materials and energy systems. Hometta the place to buy blueprints for progressive and modern sustainable modern houses under 2,500 square feet. It’s […]

Logging Wood

Logging Wood

  Logging does not need to harm or destroy the world’s forests. Natural forests can be managed carefully in ways that preserve their diversity and the services they provide. Buying sustainably harvested, Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)  certified wood pushes the timber industry in a more responsible direction, discourages illegal logging, and helps create economic value for a forest ecosystem that […]

Conserve Home Energy

Conserve Home Energy

  When it comes to Energy Savings for your home, a simple measure can have a large impact. Simple Changes: Install a timer thermostat. Insulate water heater and pipes. Place door stoppers and install heavy curtains. Install weather stripping around windows and door frames. Instal additional installation in the attic and fill skirting board gaps. More Expensive Solutions: Add insulation […]