Green Homes 101

13 Tips for Building an Environmentally Friendly House

Many builders and homeowners have heard the common myths about green home remodeling and building, including that it is more expensive and the materials are limited and lower quality. On the contrary, eco-friendly building and remodeling is one of the absolute best investments you can make. Building an environmentally friendly house is highly economical in the long run, paying for itself with energy savings in under a decade as well as increasing home value.

10 Eco Building Materials Revolutionizing Home Construction

Want to hear some good news? According to the World Green Building Trends 2018 report from Dodge Data and Analytics, green building is officially a “global trend” and energy conservation is a top priority for people all over the planet. There are many choices of new (and old) materials which are being used in revolutionary ways.

17 of the Best Books About Sustainable Home Design

Even though Elemental Green is an online resource for all things related to residential green building and renovation that doesn’t mean that we don’t love books. Here are some eco-home books packed with great inspiration and information.

A Simple Guide to Living Off the Grid [and Infographic]

There are many different reasons people choose to live off the grid and it can be a viable option if you’re looking for a radical change in lifestyle or just an impactful eco-shift. Here are the most common ways people live off the grid.

Eco-Friendly Upgrades to Increase Your Home’s Value

Generally, if you’ve maintained your home to a reasonable standard, there’s nowhere to go but up. And for those ready to start redesigning their living space, renovations can be a combination of elements that enhance your current eco-lifestyle while remaining practical for a resale later.

10 Ways to Build A More Eco-Friendly Home

Green home building is no longer just a trend. So many more people these days are interested in building an eco-friendly home that 51 percent of builders expect at least 60 percent of their new homes to qualify as green by 2020. Whether you are thinking about remodeling or building new, here are a few things you should know about eco-friendly home building.

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