Green Building

Elements of Green Building – "Steel Framing"

What is Steel Framing? – Imagine the wood framing of a traditionally built home, but where there are 2x4s, 2x6s, etc., there are steel studs. The studs themselves start out as large steel sheets. These sheets are passed through a series or rollers, none of which use heat, to bend the steel to make more useful shapes for buildings, like ...

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Green Building Product Selection Criteria

By Mike Valenti EnviroCitizen.org learned that the concept of sustainable building involves and integrates a variety of strategies during the design, construction and operation of building projects. The use of green building materials and products represents one important strategy in the design of a building. Using green building materials and products promotions conservation of nonrenewable resources internationally. In addition, integrating ...

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What You Need to Know About Careers in Green Construction

Green construction jobs are becoming the norm in the contracting and construction industries, so to remain competitive construction professionals must expand their skill set in the green and eco-friendly building fields. More companies are opting to construct green buildings, with seventy percent of executives and developers making their firms part of sustainability programs for tax breaks and the benefit of ...

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Green Building in Austin

Austin has long been a home for friendly folk- friendly to each other, friendly to animals, and friendly to the environment. What used to be considered as only the concerns of hippies and the bohemian sect, environmentalism is now at the forefront of commercial and residential design, and "green" businesses are popping up nationwide. Austin, however, was the first city ...

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How Green Buildings Are Built

Green buildings are built using materials that are sustainable, and use tools such as wind power to offset energy use. Today's environmentally friendly materials are easy to work with, and have a positive impact on the environment. Materials such as concrete, bamboo, and energy efficient windows are all part of building a green building. Beginning with ecologically sound materials, and ...

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Construction And The Environment – Green Building

This is a conclusion to our series of articles on ways in which construction affects the environment. Green building is a concept in construction which aims at creating environment friendly construction. The aim here is to reduce the impact of construction on the environment as well as coming up with remedial measures to resuscitate the already chocking environment. Below are ...

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Green Building Is the Future of Construction

Designing a building with green intentions and sustainable energy sources is a necessity in today's world. While the initial cost of construction may be higher priced than traditional building methods, the long-term advantages, benefits and cost-savings of building a modernly efficient and green facility far outweigh any short-term cost. Designing a building that adheres to a LEED certification is highly ...

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The Rise In Green Building Trends Today

The green building trend that has taken hold across the US in the past few years, and is surprisingly evolving toward a whole new level. Whereas before when there were only a few green real estate developments, today this trend in sustainable development has expanded to whole communities and neighborhoods as well. The west coast city of Portland has been ...

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Green Building – Best Practices

In this series of articles, I will be focusing on Green Building Best Practices and how dealing with airborne pollutants can help your design and construction projects reach a higher leave of efficiency and sustainability. This first article in the series will focus on specific projects and talk about one or two elements that make the project "green." During construction, ...

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