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Gorgeous and Light-Filled Passive House

Passive homes are often criticized for being more about satisfying rigid and strict guidelines than about being a home to somebody. But thankfully, that is starting to change in recent times, as is clearly demonstrated by the so-called Tigh na Croit house recently built in Scotland. Just looking at the pictures I’d never guess this was a Passive Home, due to its modern design. It’s spacious, full of natural daylight and must be quite comfortable to live in. it also recently won the Passivhaus award, given out by UK’s Passivhaus Trust, in the Rural Category. […]

By |November 2nd, 2016|Passive House|0 Comments

New Hardwood Flooring Improves Value of Home and Quality of Life

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When it comes to flooring your home, you can’t go wrong with hardwood flooring. Maple and oak floors don’t just look nice they have other benefits including:

They’re easily cared for
They’ll last a long time
They’re easily restored and maintained
They’re always in style
They have natural insulation properties
They work to improve […]

By |October 5th, 2016|Design, Modern design, Renovation, Surfaces|1 Comment

Energy Efficient Homes – Saginaw Sunset

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Jim Guild and Nunzie Gould don’t just want to build places to live. They want to create homes that live forever.

They approach every project with a commitment not only to their clients, but to community, and the environment.  They think deeply not only about the layout of the house, but how what they are […]

CLT for Enduring Green Construction Infrastructure

History’s timeline of structural innovations – from ancient Roman aqueducts to cathedrals with soaring rooflines, castles to neighborhoods of mass-manufactured buildings – reads like a primer of Buildings 101. Each has helped us refine our construction methods and building efficiencies, but over time that progress has cost our planet precious resources.

Typical structural building components like […]

From Video conferencing to Emails: Character of a Modern Business is linked to a Greener, Better Tomorrow

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“Climate change is real, it is happening right now. It is the most urgent threat facing our entire species, and we need to work collectively together and stop procrastinating. We need to support leaders around the world who do not speak for the big polluters, but who speak for all of humanity, for the indigenous people of the world, for the billions and billions of underprivileged people out there who would be most affected by this. For our children’s children and for those people out there whose voices have been drowned out by the politics of greed.”-Leonardo Di Caprio spoke these riveting words during this Oscar accepting at the academy this year. 2015 recorded as the hottest year in the history of the modern world, scientists and experts calling for a united stand of the leading Governments of the world to tackle the problem collectively. […]

By |September 27th, 2016|Conservation, Corporate, Green Tech, Other Projects, Technology|0 Comments

Modern Passive House

Passive homes tend to be a little boxy and unappealing, which is probably the reason they haven’t caught on as much as they could. So it’s nice to see companies finding ways around that. One such example is certainly the Cousins River Residence, which was designed by GO Logic of Maine. This firm has been making prefab and passivhaus homes for a while now, and the simple elegance of their designs sets them apart from others. […]

By |September 23rd, 2016|Passive House|0 Comments