The complexities of building green
A new study shows that the environmental impact of shopping for stuff, from from food and clothing to CDs and electrical appliances – far outweighs any efforts to save water and power in the home.
Building green doesn’t cost more greens
Will going green help you beat the slow housing market? It certainly can’t hurt. Anything to differentiate your home from the competition will help.
McMansion tax – I’m shocked this hasn’t been proposed by somebody in the Charlottesville area.
Seven solar lights = draconian homeowner’s association response – Homeowners’ Associations should be encouraging these things rather than being so small-minded.
Solar power now standard – for California developers
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Are you aware of any studies/articles on the indoor air polution concerns with green houses? I have heard that air tight houses could mean radon buildup and allergy issues. Is this fact or fiction?
I have heard that. My understanding is that, like any construction, it depends on the quality.
From the Air Quality Sciences resource center:
One builder in the Charlottesville area argues that green building is simply “building well, using quality materials;” He’s onto something that many of the other builders haven’t caught onto yet because they were so concerned with building “something” versus building something “well.”
Air Quality Sciences resource center
a good article talking about how the materials used in conventional construction contribute to poor indoor air quality.
American Lung Association health house
more, a little bit more and how Indoor air quality can be improved by avoiding construction materials and finishes that contain volatile organic compounds (VOCs) such as formaldehyde.