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Residual Energy

There are many factors going into new home construction or remodeling an existing structure that can influence the overall budget and the ultimate energy savings. Such factors as minimizing wood waste, purchasing materials manufactured locally and even minimizing delivery trips come into play when evaluating the overall picture of true 'green construction.' These secondary practices...
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Small Home Construction

In this day and age of increasing social costs and diminishing budgets, we may find ourselves wishing for better services and living environments for our loved ones who may have special needs. Ramps, wheel chair accessible cabinets, or space for respiratory equipment are just a few of the special needs accommodations that can be met. Since...
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Energy Saving Ideas

The best part of energy savings is that it combines comfort with money savings on your utility bill. The utility companies would like to reward customers with rebates and the IRS offers tax credits. For those folks whose income is less then two times the poverty rate, the renter, or the landlord, may have the...
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SIPs – Green & Energy Efficient Construction

Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs), with their environmental benefits, have been around for more than 60 years. Imagine building the entire building envelope (roofs, walls and floors) of your new home or addition with a product that is one of the most environmentally-responsible, green building products in the industry today.  View the Premier SIPs...
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Seismic Retrofitting

Much of the evidence supporting the benefits of retrofitting was developed as a result of the devastating earthquakes in California, in the late 1980s to the mid-1990s. Several studies were conducted. These studies showed that the proper use of foundation bolting and other 'retrofit' measures, can aid in residential structures surviving a major earthquake and reducinge...
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