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Green, Stylish, and Functional House Plans
I get to talk about cool house plans all day long (eat your heart out George Gray), so I'm pretty excited when one comes a long that hits all my favorite features. The 1978 is just one such house.   Favorite Feature #1: Big Green   The 1978 has the potential to be a pretty awesome green home design. The designer definitely had this in mind when he started this project. From his site: "Being earth-friendly can be fun, and can save you a lot of money, Buy [house plans] that [use] natural lighting, and maximizes your view of the outdoor world." Natural lighting is proven to reduce stress. It's also proven to save on electricity bills and, if done right, heating and cooling bills. Passive solar design is by far the most eff Read more
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Published On : 04-29-2008
Author : Steve Donegan
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Remodeling Trends: House Plans for Green Living Remodeling
Have you been thinking about home remodeling lately? With the economy on its way to recovery, and improvements in the real estate market, many people have started to think ahead about home improvements or remodels to increase the value of their properties and home sales. In fact the recent Remodeling Market Index (RMI) has rising six points to 55, according to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). This is just one more reason why confidence in the remodeling market rebounded in the second quarter of 2013. To back this up there has been an increased demand for remodeling projects. NAHB economists predict that within the next 10 years the funds spent on home remodeling jobs will surpass that of new home construction Read more
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Published On : 08-08-2013
Author :Brian Toolan
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Do You Really Want an Environmentally Conscious Home?
When you build an eco-friendly home it begins with the core of the house, using energy-efficient and sustainable insulated concrete forms (ICFs). Saving on labor costs, ICFs are rigid yet lightweight and add a heightened layer of thermal resistance – also known as “R” value - and they increase construction productivity. Today’s energy efficient home uses a radiant heat system that is more efficient than baseboard and forced-air heating systems. Here are some other items used in an environmentally conscious home:   High-efficiency light bulbs and smart appliances will be installed throughout A smart-grid power source is used Highly insulated R-5 windows, the top-of-the-line energy-efficient w Read more
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Published On : 01-01-1753
Author :Brian Toolan
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Do You Really Want an Environmentally Conscious Home?
When you build an eco-friendly home it begins with the core of the house, using energy-efficient and sustainable insulated concrete forms (ICFs). Saving on labor costs, ICFs are rigid yet lightweight and add a heightened layer of thermal resistance – also known as “R” value - and they increase construction productivity.   Today’s energy efficient home uses a radiant heat system that is more efficient than baseboard and forced-air heating systems. Here are some other items used in an environmentally conscious home:   -- High-efficiency light bulbs and smart appliances will be installed throughout -- A smart-grid power source is used -- Highly insulated R-5 windows, the top-of-the-line Read more
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Published On : 09-25-2014
Author :Brian Toolan
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