Category Archives for Green Construction

10 Traits of Eco-friendly Homes

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10 Traits of Eco-friendly Homes

Living in a green home is better for the planet and better for your health, pocket and conscience. A green home is one which can be sustainably built, operated and maintained. Here is a list of traits that mark a sustainable home.

1. Sustainable site conditions

A green home should be built in a place where you can have solar access, a garden, a water supply, enough air, privacy and an atmosphere that is inspiring to you.Continue reading…

Advantages to a green eco friendly home

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Advantages of Having An Eco-friendly Home

If you think an eco-friendly home is only for environmental activists, think again. A green home offers far more advantages than you think. Here are some of the obvious advantages of eco-friendly homes over traditionally-built homes.

Makes your home’s environment healthier

The foremost advantage of having an eco-friendly home is the health benefits it will provide. A green home is made of natural building materials which are naturally low or free from toxinsContinue reading…

Eco-Friendly Insulation Options

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What Are Some Eco-Friendly Insulation Options?

by Keith Dmytryck

Insulation is a means to reduce energy costs spent on heating and cooling. The right kind of insulation lets you save on your energy bills by as much as 30%.

Traditional insulation materials are, however, not very friendly to the environment. Eco-friendly insulation options are those which are made from natural and recycled materials and those which do not give off gases that could harm your health or the environment.Continue reading…

Eco-friendly Kitchen Backsplash

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Eco-friendly Kitchen Backsplash

Going green in the kitchen has been a lot easier now than in decades past. For instance, there are now a variety of Eco-friendly kitchen backsplashes to choose from. Green backsplashes now come in different materials, colors, textures and designs that would fit any budget or style preference.

It is important to invest in a good, solid kitchen backsplash. Besides protecting your kitchen walls from spills and stains, it also gives a strong decorative statement in your overall kitchen. You can have discreet neutrals for your backsplash or one which stands out from the rest of your kitchen decor.

Here is a list of the sustainable Continue reading…

Eco-friendly Kitchen Counter Tops

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Eco-friendly Kitchen Counter Tops

Kitchen counter tops are probably the most used and abused surfaces in a home. When you think about the extreme heat and cold, spills, splashes, acidity and friction that counter tops are subjected to, and it makes sense to invest in very durable counter tops.

Recycled glass kitchen counter tops

Recycled glass, such as broken glass from recycling centers, is mixed into cement, resin or concrete and then colored and stained in a variety of ways to make stunningly beautiful and durable counter tops. Continue reading…

Eco-friendly Kitchen Cabinets

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Eco-friendly Kitchen Cabinets

One way to significantly raise the eco friendliness of your kitchen is to install eco friendly kitchen cabinets. It is common knowledge that you can never have too much kitchen storage. Since a great portion of your kitchen consists of kitchen cabinets, you must ensure that these, like your kitchen flooring and appliances, are also eco-friendly.Continue reading…

What are some green flooring options?

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What are some green flooring options?

By Keith Dmytryck — Innovation Construction Co

Going green in your choice of kitchen flooring does more than just soothe your environmental conscience. Having an ec- friendly kitchen floor will also save you money in the long run. The kitchen floor gets the brunt of foot traffic in the house and must be extremely sturdy so as to require very minimal maintenance and repair.

Green flooring materials are very durable and investing in them can be a once-in-a-lifetime rather than a recurring expense.Continue reading…

What is “green building”?

What is “Green Building”?

by Keith Dmytryck

More and more people are coming to realize the necessity and urgency of doing human activities with as little impact on the environment as possible. In the field of design and architecture, green home building techniques and materials now become man’s way of building structures which work with and not against the environment.

There a few key concepts which govern eco friendly building techniques and these are application of energy-efficient design and equipment, the use of sustainable materials, reduction of impact on environment and health and the sustainable management of water resources.Continue reading…

Federal Tax Credits for Consumer Energy Efficiency

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There are still federal tax credits available to consumers who purchase certain energy-efficient products.  The Energy Star website has a list of the products that are available for tax credits, and the amounts.  They also note that not all energy efficient products will necessarily qualify.

“ENERGY STAR distinguishes energy efficient products which, although they may cost more to purchase than standard models, will pay you back in lower energy bills within a reasonable amount of time, without a tax credit.”Continue reading…

Recyclable, Sustainable Building Materials from AZEK

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Keith is a Certified Green Building Professional already committed to using such cutting-edge green products as Mold Defense GREENGUARD, an interior gypsum that contains low-emission and recycled materials, and HEATLOK SOY, an energy-efficient polyurethane spray foam that uses recycled rigid plastic waste and soy.

In his search for equally green high quality exterior products for his home improvement services, he found AZEK more than filled the bill.Continue reading…