Category: construction

Glossary for building green home items

Active closed-loop solar water heater: Solar water heater in which an electric pump circulates a freeze-protected heat-trans­fer fluid through the collector and heat exchanger within a storage tank. Active drainback solar water heater: Solar...

Costs of Building Green

There IS A COMMON PERCEPTION that building a green home costs a lot more than building a conventional home. It is true that many green features and products are more costly — from photovolta­ic...

Materials and Products for Green Building

When MANY PEOPLE FIRST THINK about constructing a inexperienced dwelling, it’s the supplies and merchandise that spring to mind: insulation produced from recycled newspaper and decking produced from recy­cled plastic, as an example. Product...