Any kind of green construction raises a number of environmental concerns. First of all we will look at
is gaining popularity because we are concerned with using materials that will last a long time in spite of sun, rain and cold etc. And still be eco-friendly.
between the studs. A newer system is the ICF Insulated Concrete forms which is very energy efficient. Dry-wall sheeting is the most common material for interior walls. There are a considerable variety of materials for the exterior ranging from stone or brick to wood or vinyl siding.
have become much more energy efficient. Traditional single glaze windows had an R value of about R1 but new triple glaze windows Low "E" Argon gas (LEA) can be as high as R8. Flooring can include everything from cork to slate to wood etc.
New environment friendly products are becoming available in the areas of plumbing and
With a more air tight home we need to choose a
to keep the air fresh and pure.
come with their own environmental issues.
There are a multitude of things to consider when building a green home. We want it to be cost effective, comfortable and environmentally friendly.
We will be adding new green building ideas as we find them so check back here.
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