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Interior Home Adaptation for Aging-In-Place

by Valerie Garrett                         1000505 134

Aging-In-Place (A-I-P) means remaining in your home and community as you age while remaining as independent as possible. When seniors are surveyed, they list remaining in their homes as their top priority. A-I-P and sustainable home design share much in common. Low-impact homes conserve water, energy and materials, have healthy air quality, lower carbon emissions, minimize waste, allow for household flexibility and frequently have space-efficient floor plans.

The United States Administration on Aging projects by 2030 the number of seniors 65 and older in the will be almost double what it was in 2000. The fastest growing segment of the population is those 85 and older. Whether building new or adapting an existing dwelling here are some interior upgrades to consider for your own home.

Ecological "Roofing"

by Sarah Holland                         1000476 723


Metal Roofing--Love It or Leave It—Nobody’s Indifferent

by Laurie Mercer                         1000414 1572

How one island-based camp-to-cottage transformation in Stoddard, NH, embraced green living and got topped with a cool metal roof.

The Green Designation for Realtors

by Stephen Morris                         1000413 775

Hip or Hype?

The "Green Seal," reports journalist Paul Smalera in MSN's "Money Watch" column , is Good Housekeeping Magazine's way of guaranteeing the quality of everything from yogurt to storm windows. Unfortunately, it only guarantees the quality of companies that advertise on its pages. Moreover, none if its advertisers are ever denied the designation. It's pure and simple "greenwashing," which Smalera defines as "the art of scoring an environmental touchdown simply by moving the goal posts."

Short Takes Spring 2010

by Stephen Morris                         1000398 454

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Suddenly every community has a controversy about windmills on ridge lines or local hydro projects that might alter the fish habitat.

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Roof is grabbing your attention? Got a leak?That's when you realize no building component is more important...

Virtual Green Building Tour

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by Charles McRaven                         1000099 1124

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What would be the purpose of the building?

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by Lisa Ford and Gary Dennis                         1000379 983

Structural insulated panels – SIPs, as they’re known to builders – are coming into their own and causing some who knew nothing more than conventional stick-framing to give the alternative building met

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Here's a short primer on why timber framing can be such a good green building option.

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Using the sun's energy to heat water isn't a new idea.

What Is a SIP?

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Structural Insulated Panel (SIP) is a general term for a structural building component composed of load-bearing skins (outer layers) continuously bonded to a rigid insulating core.

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by Stephen Morris                         1000326 678

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by Thomas Greco                         1022 564

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by Matt Hirschfeld                         1000317 552

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by Carole Douglas                         1000078 523

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by Cindy Korfhage                         9144 346

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