Are green houses designed any differently?

Continuing with the GreenBuildingAdvisor series on green construction, these are great primers on green building principles.  If you want to learn even more be sure to select the link to "integrated design" in the article. Yes, or at least they should be... Here’s how it works with conventional construction: a designer or architect draws up … Continue reading Are green houses designed any differently?

Do Green Houses cost more to build?

Continuing the green construction series by The GreenBuilding Advisor, this next article addresses the question I hear all the time - "Doesn't it cost more to build a green house?"  Find out how the cost to build a green house compares to conventional building and how you, the homeowner, can ultimately save money... Source:  The … Continue reading Do Green Houses cost more to build?

Why is Green Building suddenly such a big deal?

Those old enough to remember the push for solar energy in the 70's may remember how those efforts fizzled when fuel prices declined.  Thus began the era of new construction without concern for energy savings.  Now thirty some years later we find ourselves with the same energy challenge precipitated by increasing fuel prices. This GreenBuilding … Continue reading Why is Green Building suddenly such a big deal?