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.
The green homes market is expected to increase in value five-fold by 2016, as this would represent a rise on the already significant $17 billion industry that exists today.
Eric Thomas and Alexandra Salmon have recently moved into a new residence in Seattle, Washington.
The new St. Isidore Roman Catholic Chuch in Kanata, Ontario, was recently completed, following a construction phase that lasted for more than seven years.