Archives: Green Building

Prefabricated Wall Panels Save Time

By Todd Fratzel on Framing, Green Building

Using Prefabricated Wall Panels I’ve written about using prefabricated wall panels before and how they can save time on a job. Today I wanted to show an example of a job that really benefited from the use of prefabricated wall panels. Today one of our crews set wall panels on the 2nd floor of a…

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Solar Box Window Heater

By Todd Fratzel on Energy Conservation, Green Building, Solar Power

Solar Box Heater Solar energy can be used to heat your home in several ways including this easy DIY solution. The idea here is to put solar box window heaters in south facing windows during the winter to supplement your heat needs. The beauty of a solar box window heater is you can make one…

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Partners in Sustainable Building

By Todd Fratzel on Green Building

The Home Depot Foundation and Habitat for Humanity The Home Depot Foundation and Habitat for Humanity today announced the national expansion of Partners in Sustainable Building, a $30 million building program dedicated to greening more than 5,000 Habitat homes across the country. In celebration of the program, The Home Depot Foundation and Habitat for Humanity…

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Today’s Green Construction Blog

By Todd Fratzel on Green Building

I’d like to announce a new blog that I’ve started, Today’s Green Construction. This green construction blog will focus on this exciting area of the construction industry. Almost every project we work on today has some component that’s considered green or sustainable design. There is no doubt that the green construction movement is quickly gaining…

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What Size is Your Carbon Footprint?

By Todd Fratzel on Green Building

Lately I’ve been talking about solar power, alternative energy and figuring out how on earth we’re going to get away from oil. I thought it would be fun to use one of the free carbon footprint calculators to see what our household carbon footprint is. Obviously these are very approximate measures but it’s an easy…

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Are Carbon Credits A Good Idea?

By Todd Fratzel on Green Building

The recent Green movement in this country has been nice to see. I think the skyrocketing fuel costs have finally struck a nerve with folks and we’re starting to evaluate the choices we make on a daily basis. One of the interesting topics that I’ve been reading about lately is the sale and exchange of…

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