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13 TIPS FOR BUILDING AN ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY HOUSE: The benefits of building green are plentiful, and there’s no shortage of information and tips on how to go for a green build or remodel. This infographic by Green Home Gnome gives 13 tips for building a green home, including choosing environmentally-friendly building materials like Structural Insulation Panels (SIPs) and natural finishes, introducing solar power, and going for green HVAC technology.

13 TIPS FOR BUILDING AN ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY HOUSE: The benefits of building green are plentiful, and there’s no shortage of information and tips on how to go for a green build or remodel. This infographic by Green Home Gnome gives 13 tips for building a green home, including choosing environmentally-friendly building materials like Structural Insulation Panels (SIPs) and natural finishes, introducing solar power, and going for green HVAC technology.

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from Diply.com

7 Incredible Modern Uses for the Hemp Plant

You'll be surprised to know that hemp provides all sorts of great building materials like insulation, fiberboard and pressboard, and even "hempcrete," which is a stronger, lighter, and more environmentally-friendly version of concrete.

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Use these eco-friendly materials in your walls, floor, roof and more for a greener home!
from Fix.com

Green Material Guide For Your Home

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from Inhabitat

These LEGO-like recycled plastic bricks create sturdy homes for just $5,200

Conceptos Plásticos, Colombia, Oscar Mendez, architecture, plastic, recycled plastic, recycling plastic, building materials, recycled building materials, homes, home, houses, house

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from Inhabitat

INFOGRAPHIC: Meet the Ultra-Efficient Homes of the Future

infographic, reader submitted content, Ableskills, green alternative building materials, building materials, green building materials, energy savings, sustainable home, green home, sustainable architecture, green insulation, green structural components, green flooring

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Spray insulation made from recycled newspaper and cardboard. Both insect resistant and fire-retardant thanks to the inclusion of borax, boric acid, and calcium carbonate (all completely natural materials that have no associations with health problems), paper insulation can be blown into cavity walls, filling every crack and creating an almost draft-free space. 5 sustainable building materials that could transform construction. Image courtesy of curley house on flickr

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from HowStuffWorks

10 Cutting-edge, Energy-efficient Building Materials

"10 Cutting-edge, Energy-efficient Building Materials" Buildings made from insulated concrete forms use 20% LESS energy than frame houses!

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