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Five best green construction companies

In this contemporary world, technological advancements and concerns about environmental conservation have given rise to the establishment of many green companies. Although broadly defined, a green company is one that acts in a manner that will minimize damage to the environment. Although there are a variety of wonderful construction companies that have adopted a green philosophy, several stand out as particularly impressive....

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Green finance to set your endeavor on a positive note in the making of your dwelling

It is evident that you are living in an energy driven world, and unlike the retro era; presently the catalyst of technology propels us forward. We have every reason on earth to celebrate our advancement, but with great valor, there comes a great responsibility. Considering the presumed proposition that you intend to have your own house, which you have dreamt of for several years, will it be just to erect...

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Six tips to construct an eco-friendly home

Building a home from scratch is a huge commitment on your part. However, you’ll have the freedom to construct your home according to your preferences. If you decide to go through with it, then build an eco-friendly home. By opting for an eco-friendly home rather than a traditional one, you’ll be doing your part in protecting the environment. It’s just as much as your responsibility as everyone else’s. Here are 6 tips...

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Smart windows change colors to save energy

Heating and cooling costs account for 56 percent of the energy consumed in an average U.S. home, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. This is by far the biggest expense and greatest opportunity when it comes to your electricity bill. There are all kinds of tips and tricks you can use to make your energy expenses drop, but the latest and greatest technology—smart glass—is clearly a solution...

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Rethinking urbanization for a sustainable future

A panel of United Nations and civil society experts are urging countries to plan, build, and manage their cities today so as to achieve a sustainable future. The call to be mindful of today’s urbanization was made during the preview of The City We Need, a document outlining the vision of a city for the 21st century. The document also aims to draw attention to the links between urbanization and major global development challeng...

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10 green building processes being adopted in 2013

The green building industry is growing stronger day-after-day and traditional construction methods and materials are being discarded in favor of more environmentally-friendly options. Even construction firms now struggle to come up with different solutions to reduce their carbon footprints and the damage to the environment caused by their products. Below are the top ten practices that are being adopted...

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Why you should consider double glazing

The premise of double glazed windows is fairly simple; a double glass windowpane is separated by a space which is filled with gas or air. The air which sits between the two panes of glass acts to reduce the loss of heat, keeping your home warmer for longer and helping to reduce your heating bills. Different brands and varieties of double glazed windows will offer different levels of heat retention, so you should...

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Jamaica to lead the region in zero-energy buildings

Jamaica will lead the Caribbean region in zero-energy buildings with a new collaborative project of the Global Environment Facility, United Nations Environment Program, and the University of West Indies. Under the collaboration, Jamaica will strive to promote zero-energy/energy-plus buildings, or ZEB/EB, by combining energy-efficiency designs with efficient sources of energy that will result in buildings that are energy efficient,...

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G.C.C. countries’ green materials presents boon for business opportunities

The green materials market in the member-countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council is currently in its growth stage, presenting a wealth of business opportunities for green material suppliers, according to an analysis done by American-based market research firm Frost & Sullivan. The study, titled “Strategic Analysis of Green Materials in the G.C.C. Construction Sector,” found that the green market in the...

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JEE, eco-efficient window

Following a successful presentation at Macau´s MIECF2013, Miguel Veríssimo from Solar Trap architects (www.armadilhasolar.com) is now introducing another award-winning innovation – the JEE – Eco Efficient Window – to EcoSeed. According to Arch. Veríssimo, "JEE is a new concept that promises to change the mindset of a sector that, despite being vital, shows a remarkable lack of innovation – the windows and facade...

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