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Building Green

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How to Plan an Eco-Friendly Home Design

Feeling inspired? Inspiration is a muse you can’t just ignore, and when it comes to redecorating, you shouldn’t have to! Still, maybe the environmental cost of remodeling or redecorating weighs heavy on your heart. After all, most home products aren’t exactly built with sustainability in mind. At Home Improvement Leads, we’re always searching for new [...]

By |August 12th, 2016|Building Green|0 Comments

The Smaller and Smarter Luxury Home

The key elements of functionality, flexibility and value are all addressed in this design.  The first floor offers an open concept living space with subtle definition of the kitchen, family and dining areas by the use of columns and ceiling height variations.  Views of the courtyard and optional pool area are available form [...]

By |August 17th, 2011|Building Green, Casitas, Drop Zone|0 Comments

Infill Housing Solution

Responding to the concern for privacy in high-density environments has resulted in the creation of secluded side courtyards on several of the designs. Particular attention has been paid to the proper proportions, massing, roof forms, and scale of each exterior design. These considerations - along with the appropriate selection of materials - ensure [...]

By |February 14th, 2011|Building Green, House Plans, Infill Housing|0 Comments

Easy Energy Efficiency Upgrades

How would you like to save handfuls of money with minimal effort? And how would you feel if these actions made your home more comfortable, and were good for the environment? You can do just that by taking these simple, cost-effective steps to quickly improve the energy efficiency of your home: Use CFLs. Replace your [...]

By |August 19th, 2008|Building Green, Energy Efficiency|0 Comments

Top 3 Reasons for Building Green – ED BEGLEY, JR.

By Adrienne van Dooren Will traditionally built homes soon join the ranks of the 8-track tape, knob and tube wiring and the manual typewriter? Ed Begley, Jr., environmentalist and star of HGTV's hit show Living with Ed, believes that may indeed come to pass. I interviewed Ed during the Earth Day celebrations in Washington D.C. [...]

By |August 19th, 2008|Building Green, Energy Efficiency|0 Comments