From Bamboo to Recycled Glass, There is a Green Countertop for Every Green Home

Posted on May 25th, 2015 by

If you have a kitchen construction or renovation project in your future, consider using green or recycled materials for the countertops. The following recycled countertops and materials can provide a sturdy yet beautiful surface for your kitchen counters while helping sustain the status of your green home. Traditional Kitchen by Boston Design-Build Firms Sage Builders LLC Bamboo: Bamboo, a type of fast-growing grass, is a popular material for kitchen countertops. In addition to being a sustainable and quickly renewable material source, it is also stronger and sturdier than many other sorts of hardwoods. Recycled glass: Recycled glass countertops can be very …
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The Future of Home Design: The Zero Net Energy Home (ZNE)

Posted on May 20th, 2015 by

For many new homeowners, energy conservation and sustainability are two of the more important elements they want in their residence. For these clients, the zero net energy (ZNE) home can provide the energy savings they want while still creating an elegant, comfortable residential setting. Traditional Spaces by Boston Design-Build Firms Sage Builders LLC What are Zero Net Energy Homes? A zero net energy home is a residence that consumes only as much energy as it can produce using renewable energy techniques and equipment. A ZNE home does not use electrical power from the local energy grid. ZNE homes typically use …
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Study Shows Owners of Green Homes Highly Satisfied, Would Purchase Another

Posted on July 10th, 2014 by
Green Homes

Increased energy efficiency, improvements in home comfort, and reductions in monthly energy expenses are often cited as major reasons for building a green home. But what do residents actually think about these homes once they’ve lived in them? A new industry survey provides some answers to that question, indicating that those who have experienced the benefits of a green home are highly satisfied with their choice.

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