While some people prefer to sell their home and select a new residence when they get tired of their living situation, most homeowners choose to renovate, remodel or redecorate their house.
The Newburyport Business Park is a commercial retreat for many businesses located in the Massachusetts town, as the comfortable setting provided by the buildings help to keep the tenants happy.
Sustainable building and green construction have enjoyed a bit of a renaissance in the past several years, as more and more companies and homeowners have chosen to use products and technology that will help to reduce energy consumption and costs.
The United States Green Building Council (USGBC), in conjunction with The Home Depot, has launched an online products database to help homeowners find the most efficient green building products that could contribute to a more sustainable residence for American families.
A growing number of homeowners in the U.S. are installing radiant heating systems as a way to limit energy costs and consumption while also providing their families with a comfortable and clean product.
The City of Greater Sudbury's Healthy Community Cabinet has recognized the Rainbow District School Board for its Go Green Initiatives.
Santa Fe County, New Mexico staffers think a code requiring new buildings to be more energy efficient will help to save both homeowners and businesses money, along with helping to reduce the negative impact that these structures would have on the environment.
Though the housing market on both sides of the U.S.-Canadian border is still in the midst of a recovery, houses can be sold for the posted price if they are able to incorporate the latest green and sustainable technologies.
The construction industry is adapting to the new challenges and constraints presented by a contracting market, and this restructuring is occurring while a sustainability movement is gaining momentum.
Carsten Podehl's Wakefield, Ontario home required little outside help during the renovation that he started, as he favored the use of his own mind and hands for the building process.