Tag Archives: Green Building

An Eco-friendly Solution to the use of Nitrogen Based Fertilizers within a Resource Zone.

Development within a Riverfront Area and sensitive environmental zones is fraught with many requirements typically not encountered in other locations.  One specific regulation is the restricted use of Nitrogen based fertilizers for plants, gardens and lawns.  These regulations were put in place because the leaching of Nitrates into the surrounding waters and soils causes adverse […]

Tips for Moving Into a Smaller Space

Downsize with less compromise: Celebrate the positive, pare down thoughtfully and get the most from your new home During a time when everyone seems to be downsizing, I thought this article by Laura Gaskill was important to post.  In the Green Building Pyramid, less is often better as it relates to the size of a […]

The Green Building Pyramid

(Click on image to enlarge) Many people ask me what it means to build “Green”.  I want to share with you a graphic that I found in October’s addition of Green Builder called  “A Homeowners Handbook (3rd addition)” .  This graphic was buried deep in the issue so I’m bringing it to the forefront to […]