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7 of the Most Popular Green Roofs

We’ve gone green with cars, appliances and technology. Now the movement is on to go green with residential roofing. Environmentally-friendly roofs are gaining in popularity as homeowners recognize the many benefits green roofing brings. With energy bills one of the major expenses of owning a home, eco-friendly roofs are becoming an attractive option for homeowners seeking ways to lower their heating and cooling costs. But more than that, certain types of green roofs are eligible for federal and state tax credits, and deliver benefits beyond just monetary.

12 Companies Leading the Way With Eco-Friendly House Building Materials

Green building is booming and it's revolutionizing every type of material, product, and technology related to home building, design, and renovation. Your options are getting better every year so if you've been waiting for the right time to build your dream green home, the time to do it is right now.

Steel: An Eco-Friendly Alternative for Building Homes

Steel: growing popularity in residential construction For reasons of strength, durability, versatility and economy, steel is a universal building material. The superstructures of skyscrapers, bridges, high-rise apartments and commercial buildings and offices are built...

North American Wood Reuse & Recycling Directory

Just because wood is a renewable, biodegradable resource doesn’t mean we should toss it in a landfill when buildings are demolished. When removed with care, wood can be reused for a variety of purposes or it can be recycled into products like mulch or chips for...

12 Unique Houses Built From Reclaimed Materials

You’re probably familiar with reclaimed materials like wood from old barns, but have you ever considered using old egg shells in a building project? Or license plates for roofing? Dan Phillips does. In this inspiring, educational and highly entertaining TED Talk, Dan...

Tour the Insides of 5 Shipping Container Homes

I often receive emails from people who visit our website asking: what is it like to live in a shipping container home? Personally, I think living in a shipping container home is amazing! Instead of trying to explain this, I thought wouldn’t it be easier to show them...

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