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Building Basics

It would be wonderful if every homeowner could afford solar panels on their house. But, currently, going green to that extend is a pricey option. Here, we give you some basic tips to help make your house more efficient. In so doing, you will save both money and energy.

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Green Building Design

Green building design is still rather new, so, a lot of the products are still fairly expensive (but they do pay for themselves over their lifetime via the money saved on energy costs). Nonetheless, they are pretty cool.

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Deconstruction

Deconstruction is a green alternative to demolition. Our friends at the New Orleans branch of Mercy Corps have provided us with some information about deconstruction as well as a list of local resources.

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Interviews w/ Architects: Prisca Weems, Future Proof

When we started asking around about green architects in New Orleans, Prisca Weems name kept coming up. So, we met up with her to discuss green building, the genius design of historic homes and how the city is moving towards a greener future.

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Tulane URBANBuild

Wonder how we can build green in New Orleans? One program at the Tulane School of Architecture is not only asking that question. It is answering it with real-world examples.

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Links & Resources

We’ve compiled a list of resources and links for topics covered in the build green section. Please feel free to contact us if you have other great resources you think we should add to this page.

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