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Kitchen renovations for inspiration

Considering today’s building standards for sustainable construction are tomorrow’s building codes, it is important to analyze standards and compare them to other sustainable construction certifications.  The United States’ infrastructure is actually behind other nations, especially in Europe, on a level … Read More

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What is a living roof?

Green roofs are very identifiable compared to traditional roofing construction. They can be pitched roofs but are primarily flat roofs that are planted with vegetation in a bed of soil that sits on top of the roof of a building. This … Read More

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Innovative bathroom ideas

With the development of environmentally conscious construction projects across the world, there are still many demands of building materials that today’s technologies have not yet satisfied.  Looking at the two main structural building materials, steel and concrete, one in particular … Read More

Construction time lapse video

Since the 20th century, steel has been ever-changing the construction industry; bringing remarkable architectural designs to life.  One of the most valued benefits steel has brought to the construction industry is its level of sustainability.  Since the early 1970’s, the North American steel … Read More

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Proper planning goes a long way

Steel has been a popularly used structural building material since the early twentieth century.  Since then, it has changed the construction industry; bringing remarkable architectural designs to life.  For over one hundred years steel has provided many benefits to the … Read More

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Sourcing the finest materials

In a recent post, we explained the benefits of using DIY low-emissivity coatings to insulate your current windows at the fraction of the cost of replacing them. But if you are designing a new sustainable building or home and have … Read More