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There is no doubt about it. Green is hot! It's everywhere! But, with respect to housing, what's the difference in "Green Verified" and "Green Certified"? If you talk to 10 different people you'll most likely get 10 different answers to the "What does green mean?" question. Everything from "Yes, w...
My "other" site for blogging. Yes, I've tried the outside world of blogging by self-publishing a blog outside of active rain called: The Green Building Inspector. Give a try?
Want to save a couple of bucks and continue saving into the future? Take advantage of one of the many energy savings tax credits available this year from Uncle Sam.Home improvement insulation tax credits are available...let's look at how you qualify.The insulation's primary purpose must be to ins...
As co-chairman and on behalf of the entire Building Green Works Committee at the Home Builders Association of Jackson I’d like to thank Mississippi Home Corp for their efforts in promoting affordable resource efficient housing in Mississippi. Our HBAJ Green Committee includes builders, associate ...
At 11:00 a.m. on January 29th, 2009 at the Beau Rivage Conference Center in Biloxi, Mississippi, Mississippi Home Corporation will announce the "Growing a Greener Mississippi" green building competition designed to spur affordable green building throughout the Magnolia State.The first of it's kin...
What is 2 to 1000 times greater inside than out, is impossible to see but at the same time has the potential to damage your eyes, can cause dizziness and nausea, and vaporizes at normal temperature and atmosphere? You guessed it…VOCs or volatile organic compounds. Many of us spend more than 90% o...
Before the days of gun powder and lead the mighty shield was used for protection from unwanted elements during battle.In our struggle to save energy consider using one of the most protective and cost effective "shields" developed. The Radiant Barrier.It's a foil backed product that's placed in th...
If you were shopping for a home and found one that was… well-built comfortable had lower-than-average monthly energy costs was easy to maintain required no additional income to pay for it Would you stop shopping? I have good news! This kind of home is being built today. How can you afford the pur...
The most important (and easiest) way to assure that you save money on your energy bills is to seal all the holes and cracks in your home. Take a look around your bedroom. See any obvious leaks? I doubt it. Take a closer look at the small holes where you might plug your lamp in. Every unsealed ele...