Posts made in January, 2009


Green Building Advisor is a new resource where you can get a plethora of information on Green Building all in one spot. I especially liked this page where the top 20 questions regarding green building are answered. This is a really good place to begin when you are thinking of building new or remodeling. There are more detailed answers available if you find you need more information, but the basics are covered with the answers to the 20 questions. See if your question is on the top twenty list.

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How Much?


Posted By on Jan 8, 2009

How much wall paper should I buy? How much paint should I buy? How much grass seed will be enough? Quick answers to these questions can be found using these home calculators. In the case of ceramic tiles for your floor or wall it will tell you how many tiles you need if they are 4″ tiles, or 6″ tiles…all the way up to 18″ tiles. This is so simple. It sure makes shopping for the finishing touches to your home much easier. It is so frustrating to have to return to the store because you didn’t purchase enough of the product the first time around.

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Green Impact


Posted By on Jan 7, 2009

Ever wondered if going green really has any impact? This review of the Green Building 2008 Impact report sums things up in a way that won’t leave you wondering. It’ s estimated that just by becoming conscious of the efficiency of location and the promotion of alternate transportation, nearly 400 million vehicle miles have been saved. That’s a lot of miles, and that’s just the beginning of the impact green building is having. We can do our part by making smart choices when we build. Collectively it will reduce the environmental impact and individually we stand to save some money in energy costs. Pretty much a win-win situation.

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Energy Tip of the Day


Posted By on Jan 7, 2009

We make all kinds of New Years resolutions and rarely stick to them. So maybe we need to be a bit more general. I decided to check out the National Association of State Energy Officials site and try to follow their tip of the day. It’s on the bottom of their home page. Maybe I can’t change all my habits at once, but I can pick one thing to do better on each day. As I become more conscientious of the little things, perhaps I can start working on a plan to make my entire home more energy efficient. Need some ideas about that? We can help – give us a call.

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