Green Features: Do They Sell a Home?

Your home’s solar panels and geothermal system probably seem like big selling points to you, but buyers may feel differently. Whether they’re environmentalists or not, today’s home buyers appreciate hearing about a home’s geothermal system, solar panels, Energy Star-rated appliances or LEED certification. Home builders and sellers of upgraded homes with “green” features want their … Read more

Energy Efficient Buildings With Glazed Aluminium Windows and Doors

Energy efficient buildings have been seen as a luxury rather than a necessity in some countries. With many countries worldwide introducing new legislation to improve on the total building energy-efficiency footprint, it has prompted for an essential holistic look at building processes. Leading aluminium extrusion manufacturers have taken this environmental requirement to heart and have … Read more

Spacious Family Garden-Homes

ARE you looking for a cozy family garden home, set amidst a tropical backdrop within the Klang Valley? Look no further as Bandar Rimbayu is offering just that! Neighbouring the matured Kota Kemuning is IJM Land Bhd’s (IJM Land) Bandar Rimbayu township. The settlement is rich with the characteristics of Mother Nature, and is set … Read more

Designing a Greenhouse As a Tropical Oasis

Living in the cold, wet northern hemisphere is not for everyone, and even those who enjoy the chilly temperatures and snowfall need to take a break in a warmer climate from time to time. Taking a vacation, however, especially for those with large families and individuals who work full time, isn’t always an option. Travelling … Read more

Green Architecture: Changing the Home Design Trends of Today

Whether you are considering a home renovation or exploring designs for a new house, one of the common suggestions that you will get both from architects and engineers is to make it adaptive and earth-friendly. For those who may not be too inclined on the technical details of home designs, “adaptive” and “earth-friendly” are just … Read more

Top 13 Alternative Housing Ideas

Looking for inspiration in alternative housing? Check out the list of these unique, eco-friendly housing ideas! With the rise of housing prices and the number of people on Earth having an impact on the environment, we become more and more concerned about leaving our environmental footprints. We therefore try to think of more eco-friendly solutions … Read more

What is a Green Building?

This day and age, you hear everyone talking about going green. Whether you want to admit it or not, at some point everyone will have to follow with the green movement. This is because at the rate we are going, the earth is simply not sustainable. That means that over the years, we will begin … Read more

How Green and Eco-Friendly Is Bamboo Flooring?

Bamboo flooring’s strong selling point is that it’s green and good for the environment, completely ethical, and just about the perfect building material.  Nearly every bamboo flooring manufacturer has jumped on the eco-friendly bandwagon.  Click on any of their websites and you’ll see many that are are festooned with green leaves and cute cartoon panda … Read more

For The Love Of Green

IN continuation of our “green” theme, we feature, this week, two more developers offering properties that offer a “greener” environment. While some question the characteristics of a “green developer”, we put aside all precepts and judgments as to what constitutes the makings of a “green developer”, instead we highlight developments that offer lots of greens … Read more

Call To Green

WITH the current hazy climate conditions the country is faced with, many feel that perhaps this is a wake up call for the people and those governing, to start acting on intentions and declarations to go green. There is no time left to wait! If you just skim through dailies and look at what is … Read more