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12 Rules for Buying Eco-Friendly Building Materials [Infographic]

12 Rules for Buying Eco-Friendly Building Materials [Infographic]

Plenty of factors determine a material’s green factor, including renewability, efficiency, resource conservation, recyclability, and more. This infographic, courtesy of BuildingGreen, gives an incredibly fresh perspective on the important factors that go into choosing sustainable materials — including some components that are often forgotten.

3 Easy Steps to Contact Your Representative

3 Easy Steps to Contact Your Representative

  3 Easy Steps to Contact your Representative By Tatiana Krzesicki   Looking to support green building initiatives but don’t know where to start?   All you need is 5 minutes, your smartphone, and an email account!  Step 1 - Find your...

Green Building and the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Green Building and the UN Sustainable Development Goals

The UN Sustainable Development Goals can help inform your building choices for a more efficient use of resources and a healthier, happier life. Transform your home and support economic growth and a sustainable future.

Passive House Explained in 90 Seconds

Passive House Explained in 90 Seconds

Ever wondered if the heating or air conditioning in your house is really necessary? Passive House (aka Passivhaus) is a design approach to building that reduces the energy required drastically – sometimes up to 80-90%. In 90 seconds, this video explains how it's done....

Home Resilience: Protecting Your Home from Wildfires

Home Resilience: Protecting Your Home from Wildfires

Deadly fire has become more severe and almost commonplace the last few years in the US and is only expected to increase in frequency with climate change. Currently, 45 million homes are at risk of being affected by a wildfire. Here are building and landscaping tips to protect your home.

Climate Change and the Resilient Response

Climate Change and the Resilient Response

In the wake of tragic wildfires, we have an imperative to rebuild more resilient, decarbonized buildings made from materials that are abundant, renewable, and healthy. We can’t bring back lives that were lost in these past events, but it’s critical we rebuild homes which will save lives in the future.

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