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The Green Roof Argument: Is this the future of eco-friendly homes?

Green roofs are among the dominant energy efficient features that have taken eco-friendly homes by storm. They play major roles in shaping the future of these trending homes in various communities. Do your share in preserving nature and mother earth. Green roofs are the keys to achieving this sustainable goal at your own home at a rate faster than you may have expected. A Home, Customized to Accommodate a Green Roof Prioritize green roofs as must-haves once you search for your new home. Adapt a new and healthier...

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Eco Friendly Structures: Singapore's leap to green living

A sustainable lifestyle starts at your own home. Singapore is one of the many countries around the world that have prioritized the value of an eco-friendly lifestyle in recent years. Green home structures are Singapore’s best bets in its quest to successfully produce healthier lifestyles, everyday. Durable Recycled Building Materials Go a Long Way Help save mother earth by incorporating recycled building materials within your home’s structure. Light weight, yet durable rubber and polymer made roofing materials require...

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Is metal the future of construction?

Climate change has prompted people to become more cautious of their environment. The constant surge of extreme weather conditions has posed considerable threat to people encouraging a closer examination at protective resources and structures. Buildings, houses, and similar infrastructure have to be sturdy and long lasting to provide sustainable protection. In improving and preserving an ideal quality of life for people in light of climatic changes, construction has become an important part. What people build can be left...

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What needs to be injected In the core DNA of urbanity

Urbanization has taken an unprecedented upward turn in recent years. In 2007, half of the world’s population – around 3.6 billion people – lived in urban areas. Comparing this to the urban situation back in the 1800s, when only 2% of the world’s population lived in cities, economists have described it as the greatest migration in human history. Research predicts that by 2050,the forthcoming city setting is looking at an estimated 6.3 billion inhabitants...

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Flooring options when building an eco-friendly home

As more home builders and other professionals in the building industry continue to seek out eco-friendly flooring materials for their environmentally savvy clients, flooring experts and manufacturers are committed to coming up with various innovative options to choose from. The following list provided by My Floor are some of best and most reliable eco-friendly flooring options that are available in the market today: 1. Bamboo Bamboo flooring stands out as one of the...

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Tips on cutting costs in the construction industry

The term ‘cost-cutting’ is usually looked upon with overriding feelings of doubt, uncertainty, anxiety, and generally as a period of impending hardships. And truth be told, it is a time when insecurity over a company’s financials looms large. Though the management may find it necessary to curb certain unnecessary expenditure, the employees may feel the pinch from overdone measures to bring down costs. Due to the economic slowdown, industries have been going out...

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The truth about the forthcoming endangered cities

Gone are the days when the term ‘endangered’ was being cascaded to animals or different species single-handedly. Today, with the drastic change happening from one mile to another, even the urban jungle we dream to live in are becoming part of this mainstream dispute that will come to an end, if not, revolutionize immediately. Over the years, a greater number of people are migrating and living in different cities rather than the rural areas and the...

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Getting ready to renovate? Five insulation tips and tricks you need to know

Your home is warm in the summer and cold in the winter - the exact opposite of what you want it to be. Instead of moving out and selling the place though, you can just insulate it. It’s cheaper and has the benefit of not having to hire moving men. Here’s some vital information you need to know before starting the project though...

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The importance of building green

Today’s world is one which is fraught with challenges such as climatic changes, consistent depletion of resources and ever growing pollution and population. All of these challenges are growing in strength and their impact on nature. Experts and scientists from the world around have implored citizens of the planet to make it their personal goal to improve the environment we live in...

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What would happen if green sustainability became a mainstream thing

Going green is still a hard sell. Sure, the idea is romantic and after all those HBO features and Al Gore documentaries showing the earth is in trouble, no one dares to argue otherwise. We are in big trouble. Recycled products, energy-efficient home designs, environment-friendly appliances, hybrid cars --- these are very “in” trends today. Does this mean niche has already become normal? After all these years,...

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