One Way to Build Green: Use Reclaimed Beams

Reclaimed Beams

I wrote and article for Green Building and Architecture, and it is featured in the Fall 2016 Digital Edition.   The article is titled:  The Straight Goods on Green Building and Energy-Efficient Home Design.  Green building is the catch phrase for the creation of houses that are energy efficient and environmentally in their design and construction.  ……  The article expands the information about what Green building means and what is needed to build and energy efficient home.  These are the four things that I feel are important considerations when trying to build Green.  Click on the photo for the video that illustrates item #2)

  1. Design a house that uses less energy to heat, cool, light and maintain.
  2. Use materials that consume less energy to produce and transport are non-toxic, and can be re-cycled or safely disposed of when no longer useful.
  3. Use building products made from materials that are not limited in supply and are quickly and easily regrown, reproduced and replaced.
  4. Use energy sources that are readily replenished and have an unlimited supply

Read more by going to the article The Straight Goods on Green Building and Energy-Efficient Home Design.

If you have any questions, or would like to find out more about Building Green, leave me a message here.

I hope this information is helpful to you. You might want to get yourself a copy of my best-seller, Designing Your Perfect House. It is chockfull of valuable tips and advice that will save you many times the cost of the book on your house building or remodeling project. You might also like The Well-Centered Home: Simple Steps to Increase Mindfulness, Self-Awareness, and Happiness Where You Live. It will show you how to make your home a happy place.

Bill Hirsch | Architect

Bill Hirsch

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