Best Eco-Friendly Wood Types for Sustainable Furniture

Designing your home is no easy task. Especially when you’re looking for furniture that’s just as ethical and sustainable as it is elegant and functional. One of the main aspects that make furniture environmentally friendly is the wood that’s used as raw material. While the sustainability of conventional wooden furniture is still questionable, there are … Read more

3 Ideas for Adding Plants to Your Privacy Fence

Privacy fences are important parts of any property. They keep out unwanted people and animals, and they keep your family safe. Still, they aren’t always the prettiest objects to look at.  Enter plants. Plants provide excellent coverage and privacy. They are easily combined with existing privacy measures, like screens and fences. They are also customizable … Read more

Restoring Historic Buildings for Eco-Friendliness

Historic architecture is important to maintain because of its cultural value. Some of these buildings, however, are not entirely fit for modern standards of sustainability. Such historical buildings include houses that must be retrofit before they can be lived in again. Do they have centralized air conditioning or heating? Are there unsealed doors and windows … Read more

A Retrospective on Drywall Alternatives: Sean Payton, Levees, & Litigation

Hazardous building materials are a problem that cannot be ignored. Whether weak or toxic, these materials can be an enormous danger to habitants of buildings where they’re used. In the mid-2000s, hazardous drywall became a major concern for American homeowners across numerous states. From this problem arose an elegant solution: magnesium oxide panel as a … Read more

The Keys to Building a Sustainable Home

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If the old American dream was homeownership, the new dream is owning a sustainable home. Whether you are considering building from the ground up or want to retrofit your existing home to be more eco-friendly, the options for green building continue to grow and improve. While it is true that there was a time in … Read more

Why MagPanel is the Building Material of the Future

Believe it or not, basic building construction hasn’t changed that much in the last 100 years. Consequently, builders still frame, dry-in, do electrical and plumbing in pretty much the same order they did in 1920 (yes, people had electricity and indoor plumbing). But, what has changed are the tools and materials they use to do … Read more

MagPanel: Magnesium Fireproof Boards for Residential and Commercial Construction

The mineral magnesium oxide, also known as MgO, is the primary ingredient in MagPanel (aka MgO board or magnesium oxide panels). MagPanel is a fireproof construction material that is recently gaining popularity in the United States. MagPanel is the perfect answer to construction needs in the home and commercial facilities because they are strong, durable, … Read more

10 Best Sustainable Building Products For Home Construction

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Below is our list of 10 sustainable building products that fight climate change. 1. Bamboo Flooring There are so many factors threatening the planet in these modern times, and it is our obligation to do what we can to take care of the planet. Using sustainable building products is a great way to reduce your … Read more