Copyright (c) 2015 en-us Fine Homebuilding - "Green-building" tag posts Fine Homebuilding - "Green-building" tag posts Sat, 05 Sep 2015 04:11:47 -0500 Fine Homebuilding - "Green-building" tag posts Fine Homebuilding - "Green-building" tag posts <![CDATA[How to Clean Wood Kitchen Cabinets with Pressure Washer]]> Tue, 25 Aug 2015 03:54:35 -0500 How to Clean Wood Kitchen Cabinets with Pressure Washer Posted by Daniel92
Wood Kitchen Cabinets often have to deal with dirt and grime because of oil, grease as well as other bacteria. They are bad influences that not only affect the appearance of your cabinets, but also... ]]>
<![CDATA[Tips for Building a Net Zero House]]> Thu, 20 Aug 2015 13:01:54 -0500 Tips for Building a Net Zero House Posted by Matt Risinger
In this video we identify what it means to build a Net Zero house, and some of the best practices for building Net Zero houses, using one of our own projects as an example. The house we review will generate enough electricity with its Solar Array to have a Zero sum electric bill for the course of the entire year. (Some months the bill will be negative, some months they will have to pay, but overall if you sum the 12 months of the year it will be $0.) Learn more by watching the video below! ]]>
<![CDATA[A Simple Guideline to Drip Irrigation Installation]]> Thu, 20 Aug 2015 04:58:13 -0500 A Simple Guideline to Drip Irrigation Installation Posted by homeofsally
  It is estimated that less than 21% of the earth's surface is filled with fresh water. These statistics show that water is becoming a more scarce resource as the days go by and hence the need to... ]]>
<![CDATA[Ultimate Electric Hot Water Setup]]> Wed, 19 Aug 2015 09:29:24 -0500 Ultimate Electric Hot Water Setup Posted by Matt Risinger
Gas has been the traditional king of hot water in the US. With the advent of the Heat Pump water heater I think that tide will change. Here's how I'm solving the capacity issue... ]]>
<![CDATA[Guide to Roof Construction and Inspection]]> Mon, 17 Aug 2015 22:16:05 -0500 Guide to Roof Construction and Inspection Posted by homeofsally
  Roof repair or replacement is inevitable for any home owner. It is important to beware of the costs and challenges involved when it comes to repairing or replacing roofs. This post seeks to... ]]>
<![CDATA[Self-Taught MBA: Should you Embrace New Urbanism?]]> Thu, 06 Aug 2015 10:14:59 -0500 Self-Taught MBA: Should you Embrace New Urbanism? Posted by FPR
The movement is all around--and likely being built in your neighborhood--but what impact does New Urbanism really have on real-estate values and sales? We explore the subject with Steve Mouzon. ]]>
<![CDATA[Farm Sheds Done Well for Low Prices]]> Tue, 04 Aug 2015 03:32:24 -0500 Farm Sheds Done Well for Low Prices Posted by homeofsally
While garages and sheds are fine and dandy, farm sheds and barns are much better suited to a busy farm life style. Building a farm shed can be much more cost effective than buying one. How to Build a... ]]>
<![CDATA[Free 8x10 Timber-frame Garden Shed Plan]]> Fri, 31 Jul 2015 18:35:35 -0500 Free 8x10 Timber-frame Garden Shed Plan Posted by davidholden80
Download a Free 8x10 Timber-frame Garden Shed Plan with Step-By-Step Instructions, Easy To Follow Blueprints, Full Blown Diagrams, Detailed Photos & Full Materials List. ]]>
<![CDATA[AIHA Formaldehyde Technical Guide and Consumer Fact Sheet]]> Mon, 20 Jul 2015 15:23:31 -0500 AIHA Formaldehyde Technical Guide and Consumer Fact Sheet Posted by Matt_Higgins
The American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) has released two new educational materials focused on formaldehyde, specifically formaldehyde emissions from laminate flooring. "Laminate Flooring... ]]>
<![CDATA[Small footprint- Big view]]> Tue, 07 Jul 2015 10:24:53 -0500 Small footprint- Big view Posted by KenGutmaker
A small lot size made for some creative solutions. ]]>
<![CDATA[EcoVilliage Pioneers Net-Zero Housing]]> Thu, 02 Jul 2015 10:12:20 -0500 EcoVilliage Pioneers Net-Zero Housing Posted by boycethompson
Leaders of the co-op community in Ithaca, N.Y., took a common sense approach to meeting demanding Passive House standards ]]>
<![CDATA[Keeping Your Heating Cheap and Green]]> Sun, 28 Jun 2015 17:09:52 -0500 Keeping Your Heating Cheap and Green Posted by Olivia_Still
Eco-friendly heating for the environmentally conscious Energy bills might be too high considering the costs nowadays, and in order to reduce it considerably, it will be important that you turn... ]]>
<![CDATA[Daltile Sponsors Sunset Green Home Project]]> Thu, 25 Jun 2015 15:41:44 -0500 Daltile Sponsors Sunset Green Home Project Posted by Matt_Higgins
The Sunset Green Home is a project that is not only rebuilding a home essentially destroyed by Hurricane Sandy in 2012 but is doing so with LEED Platinum credentials. Making a 70-year-old home meet... ]]>
<![CDATA[Straw-Bale Bedroom]]> Mon, 22 Jun 2015 20:49:19 -0500 Straw-Bale Bedroom Posted by KenGutmaker
A storage wall in a straw bale house. ]]>
<![CDATA[Outdoor entertaining]]> Tue, 05 May 2015 11:11:27 -0500 Outdoor entertaining Posted by KenGutmaker
A Modern renovation creates an elegant courtyard for entertaining. ]]>
<![CDATA[DIY Greenhouse Watering System]]> Fri, 17 Apr 2015 22:48:19 -0500 DIY Greenhouse Watering System Posted by homeofsally
Greenhouses are a great way to enjoy the fruits of harvest all year long. Not only that, but they dramatically improve the conditions needed to grow plants while keeping them protected from the... ]]>
<![CDATA[Tips and Tricks for Planning the Modern Home Office of Your Dreams]]> Thu, 16 Apr 2015 21:52:23 -0500 Tips and Tricks for Planning the Modern Home Office of Your Dreams Posted by homeofsally
Whether you want to covert that spare bedroom or you're considering renovating the garden shed, having a home office can save you a ton of money and time over renting traditional office space. If you... ]]>
<![CDATA[A Cool kitchen in a Hot market. New construction in San Francisco.]]> Tue, 14 Apr 2015 09:33:45 -0500 A Cool kitchen in a Hot market. New construction in San Francisco. Posted by KenGutmaker
What does new construction look like in one of the countries hottest real estate markets? ]]>
<![CDATA[Do You Reuse?]]> Thu, 09 Apr 2015 15:48:19 -0500 Do You Reuse? Posted by Matt_Higgins
We've all heard of reduce, reuse, recycle, but when doing demolition for a remodel, the methods must be modified if there is going to be a focus on resuing materials in the future. In the article... ]]>
<![CDATA[A special courtyard- with a specific purpose.]]> Mon, 06 Apr 2015 11:42:02 -0500 A special courtyard- with a specific purpose. Posted by KenGutmaker
A nurturing space was created for visually impaired students and their guide dogs. ]]>