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We're building a new home on the Big Island, Hawaii. We have to ship in most of our materials. Can we be green?

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jan 04, 2012 02:12 AM
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We'll be building on a slab, one story, 1600 sf. Remember, we have to consider earthquakes and hurricanes. We've considered autoclaved aerated concrete but it seems too pricey. We like bamboo, but even that has to be shipped in. We're headed in the direction of traditional framing, with some regret. Can we do better, greener, and not spend a fortune? Aloha and thanks!




 

 

We'll be building on a slab, one story, 1600 sf. Remember, we have to consider earthquakes and hurricanes. We've considered autoclaved aerated concrete but it seems too pricey. We like bamboo, but even that has to be shipped in. We're headed in the direction of traditional framing, with some regret. Can we do better, greener, and not spend a fortune? Aloha and thanks!

I feel your pain, Kelly -- it must be rough living in an island paradise! But seriously, you do face a unique set of variables when considering the overall sustainability...



 

 

 
 
 
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