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    Home Improvement

    3 Ways to Save Water in Your Residential Garden

    While we all know very well that water is our most valuable resource, we still don’t always take the necessary steps to reduce how much we waste it. At present, the average family in the USA uses as much as 320 gallons of water in a single day. Of this, nearly 30% is devoted purely to outdoor use.  Of that, more than half is used for watering lawns and gardens, equating to nearly 9 billion gallons of water a day being used in residential landscape irrigation. Our water supply is not infinite and it is for that reason that it is of vital importance to make use of water-saving techniques, such…

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    Construction

    Basic information for cleaning industrial storage rooms and corporate office

    Now that you have perfectly clear the importance of maintaining a proper cleaning of industrial warehouses you will see the basics and objectives when doing this work. The general objective will be to eliminate the general dirt produced by the dust as well as by any other type of agents. If necessary then conduct a periodic treatment for the control of pestswhile maintaining. Another very important objective and prior to the beginning of concrete actions in the industrial cleaning is the removal of remains of packaging that are usually abandoned by the hurry that is usually generated in the activity and that result in obstacles that act to hinder accessibility…

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    Construction

    Benefits of Artificial Grass in Creating an Eco-Friendly Lawn

    Artificial grass covers about 50 million acres in the US, placing it third in total acreage in all of the United States. This type of turf is seen all across the country in stadiums, playing fields, playgrounds, dog parks and even homes. While the benefits of using this type of artificial grass include an improved overall look and much less maintenance than a traditional lawn, there are actually numerous benefits on the environment and health of your home as well. If you are going to decide to make the switch to artificial grass, however, you’ll want to ensure you go about it in the right way to make sure your…

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    Energy

    Five Reasons Solar Panel Installation Is on the Rise

    If you’ve suddenly noticed solar panels popping up on buildings in your city at a rapid rate, your eyes don’t deceive you. The data clearly shows us that solar energy installation is becoming exponentially popular, both in public opinion and in practice. In fact, it’s likely you have learned quite a bit about solar through past school courses, pop culture, and friends or acquaintances who have utilized it in their home or office (especially at those innovative startups and powerful Fortune 500 companies). So, what exactly caused the shift towards solar energy? Read on to discover the top five reasons solar energy technology is becoming more and more popular. Solar…

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    Environment

    A Complete Guide to Creating an Eco-Garden

    The green movement has made its way into practically every aspect of our lives. And while it was about time we started giving back to our environment instead of just taking everything we can from it, many of us still don’t quite fully grasp the concept of eco-friendliness. So, if you’ve already embraced the green movement in your home and started reshaping your lifestyle habits to match it, it is time to translate the same vibe throughout your yard as well. On the other hand, if you’re not quite sure how you can achieve this, we’ve prepared an easy-to-follow guide to help you out. Check it out. Reuse everything you…

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    Energy

    Why Long-Term Tenants Should Think About Green Energy?

    Green energy is all the rage now in real estate. But if you only rent a home or an apartment, is it still worth checking out solar panels when you don’t even own a property? The response is yes. There’s a massive, untapped market for people who are leading and searching for the benefits of a renewable resource. And also there are currently choices for solar energy for tenants. There are new plans aiding renters to obtain access to green energy. Obviously, tenants have to take a look at the alternatives and obtain the best solar quote. However, renters are an expanding population and their absence of access to solar…

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    Environment

    3 Office Life Hacks to Reduce Waste

    The standard office used to be an environmental nightmare in many cases. Whether it was filing cabinets filled to the brim with outdated, dusty printouts, printers cranking out thousands of sheets of paper per day or the cheap paper coffee cups that filled the trashcan to the brim, it’d make most people cringe these days. Statistically speaking, we waste a lot when we’re at work. The average office worker contributes some two pounds’ worth of mixed paper products and uses about 10,000 sheets of paper each year. And that’s just talking paper products! We’re not even talking about water, food or electrical waste. An average person can throw out some…

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    Energy

    9 Best Ways to Improve Your Home’s Energy Efficiency

    When you work to improve energy efficiency in your house, several things happen. First, you save money. By cutting back on the energy you consume, you immediately reduce your utility expenses. The next thing that happens is you find the best ways to manage your consumption. Finally, your appliances last a little longer. While it can be tempting to crank the air conditioning, bake cookies with the kids, and catch up on laundry in the middle of a hot summer day, doing these things are a waste of resources. Instead, look at ways to improve your home’s efficiency during the summer months. Check Your Air Filters The summer time is…

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    Construction

    Permits

    People often ask us whether it is possible or necessary to get a permit for an alternative building project like ours. The answer is, it depends! We did apply for a permit and actually received one… although we did not mention tires or papercrete. On the application, we said we have a mobile home (we do) and said we wanted to build a metal roof over the top and add two, 6 feet X 55 feet covered additions, supported by ten 4 foot X 4 foot posts, along the sides (which we did). In reality, we probably did not need to have a permit in the first place since no…

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    Journal,  Recycle Blog

    No Fracking Way!

    Last night, Elisia and I attended a meeting of the West Virginia Legislature’s Select Committee on Marcellus Shale, which was held in the Robert C. Byrd auditorium in Clarksburg, WV.  This was the 3rd and last meeting for the Committee members to hear from their constituents before writing rules that will (hopefully) better regulate this controversial “new” mining technique. Since you are reading this blog on BuiltFromTrash.com, you already know we moved to West Virginia and bought this land to live our dream.  We found a magic slice of ‘almost heaven’, then, with plenty of sweat, tears and literal blood, we built a house using recycled construction materials.  We planted…

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