A Steel Prefab Treads Lightly on a Desert Floor

Steel is just about the most recyclable building material on earth. You could be well reading this in an office building built with steel originally smelted from iron in Julius Caesar’s day. So it makes good green sense to build eco prefab houses with steel… Steel does not spread fire. Building with steel allows for a lighter load, so it does not require a huge concrete foundation. Making concrete is one of the most carbon intensive building industries there are, producing the heaviest carbon Read more […]

What you need in your home office

If you are an office worker, it’s highly possible that due to the COVID pandemic you haven’t seen your office too frequently in the last months (well, it’s actually moving rather rapidly to ‘years’). Due to the ubiquitous trend of staying remotely in most companies around the world, it may turn out that you won’t come back to the office for a very long time or even never again. Therefore, it is worth ensuring maximum comfort when working at home office and ensuring access to all necessary accessories. Read more […]

Top 4 Ways the Right Contractor Helps Customers Choose New Windows

You want to replace the windows in your home, but you are not sure how to make the right choices. One of the ways that a reputable contractor will help is by guiding you through the process. Here are a few examples of how that contractor will make it easier to come up with a plan and end up with windows you will enjoy for years.   Discussing Window Designs If you’ve never replaced residential windows before, there’s a lot you may not know. For example, are you aware that it’s possible Read more […]

6 Gift Ideas for New Homebuyers

An intoxicating joy often surrounds a new homeowner because buying a home is a long process that involves months, sometimes years, of visiting homes, saving money, securing a loan, and weighing options. It also involves you and your clients forming a bond, which is why you want to honor this monumental occasion, and show gratitude and appreciation.   You are happy for their new purchase, and you want to make this major milestone even more memorable with a small present. Here are some ideas Read more […]

Plastic or Metal Enclosures? Why the Former Is Best for Most Electronic Devices

When it comes to building electronic devices, keeping their fragile inner circuity safe often takes precedence over just about anything else. However, accomplishing this isn’t as obvious as it seems. While you can certainly cover it with a quality enclosure in order to make sure that it’s kept safe and sound, the question of which material to use is still an important one. Generally, when you think of enclosures for electronic devices there are two types to choose from. The first and most common Read more […]

Eight Ways to Green Your Road Trip

Peak driving season, when many Americans hit the road to visit relatives or see the sights, is now in full swing. With U.S. gas prices topping $4 a gallon in some places — and likely to edge up more during summer’s high demand — you may want to consider taking more efficient mass transportation. But if you travel by car, you can still cut your fuel usage, save money and reduce your carbon footprint by driving smart. 1. Look into going by train or bus instead of by car or plane. Taking a train Read more […]

Domespace Homes Rotate With The Sun

In passive solar design, a home is oriented with the main axis running east and west so that the home faces essentially south (or north if you’re in the Southern Hemisphere). With this orientation and lots of south-facing windows, the home is passively heated by the sun in the winter. With proper window shading, the windows will stay shaded during the summer, minimizing heat gain. But what if instead of properly aligning your home for the sun, your home actually followed the sun? That’s the Read more […]

Top 10 Green Building Products of 2017

Sustainable Industries, a sustainable business magazine, recently released their 2009 Top 10 Green Building Products guide, which showcases the best products of the year. A leading panel of green building experts and the editorial team from Sustainable Industries act as the judges to determine the most innovative products that will help reduce our environmental impact. The products were selected based on their environmental performance, scalability/market impact, innovativeness, design aesthetic, Read more […]

Turbo Diesels Take on Hybrids

Recently I test drove of the new Volkswagen Jetta TDI Diesel. It accelerated on to the freeway faster than my Toyota Prius.  Driving freeways and stop-go city, I wondered which would be the bigger seller, the new European turbodiesels or the Japanese Hybrids. For Detroit, May was the cruelest month, as they were outsold by Asia for the first time. Fuel economy is in; gas guzzling is being punished. General Motors, Ford Motor and Chrysler combined for a record low market share of 44.4 percent, compared Read more […]

Living Zero Homes Tour Coming Near You

Want to get a first hand glimpse of a net-zero energy home that generates all its necessary power from renewable energy? You may get a chance if you live in one of the areas that the Living Zero Home Tour is traveling through. Starting just a week ago in Chicago, the Living Zero Home Tour is showcasing a net-zero energy home featuring energy efficient appliances and building technologies. The home will continue to travel through November so you can experience and see for yourself how energy Read more […]