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The 7 Components of Green & Sustainable Building Design

The 7 Components of Green & Sustainable Building Design

According to the EPA, there are 7 main aspects on which green buildings are judged to measure their “greenness”—aka sustainability. Being environmentally friendly with your building project can happen in many ways. Some are obvious, like saving energy, while others...
Building Comparison: Modular vs Mobile Homes

Building Comparison: Modular vs Mobile Homes

What Is the Difference Between a Modular and a Mobile Home? While the terms are often used interchangeably, modular and mobile homes have many important differences.  What is a Mobile Home? A mobile home—also known as a manufactured home—is a pre-constructed structure...

How Building with Tire Bales Insulates Your Custom Home

There are several ways to create a custom home. As our planet pushes for more sustainable ways of life, green building materials and practices have expanded. From abandoned shipping containers to the soil below us, using available materials that would otherwise sit...
Why Are Pole Barns Efficient, Multi-Purpose Buildings?

Why Are Pole Barns Efficient, Multi-Purpose Buildings?

If you want to build green and save money, there are plenty of ways to do it. These green methods outperform the average stick-framed home in durability, energy efficiency, and long-term value. One such structure is the pole barn. Pole barns became popular in the...
What is “Building Green?”

What is “Building Green?”

It seems that everywhere you turn, the world is becoming more and more green (and we don’t mean the color). Environmental concerns have spurred an increase in sustainable structures and green building practices. But what does this actually mean? Building green is...
Why Are Shipping Container Buildings Good for Any Climate?

Why Are Shipping Container Buildings Good for Any Climate?

The simple, rectangular shipping container changed the way we transported goods starting way back in the 1950’s. Today, we see these containers everywhere! They are piled nine high and 20 wide on massive ships. They hold up our morning commute as 100 or more of them...
Sustainable Home Building Materials

Sustainable Home Building Materials

We all have heard or read about people all around the world trying to be as sustainable or “green” as possible, when building a home. I am going to go over some of the best materials that you can incorporate into building your new home. Keep in mind that even if the...

Sustainable Building Design

Sustainable Building Design The specifics of what constitutes “green” construction are constantly evolving; however, there are several main features of sustainable building design that are universally accepted in the construction industry. Green...

Pole Buildings

Pole Buildings The Basics of Pole Buildings Once used only in agriculture, pole barns have gained popularity in the residential and commercial markets. Uses include pole shops, garages, and even homes. This building type has definite benefits and offers a strong...

Building Department’s Back Office

Building Department’s Back Office Faced with the challenge of delivering more projects with fewer resources and shorter time? You’re not alone. However, there is good news. You can do more with less, and allow your department to grow with minimal risk and...