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50 Green Home Construction Options

Next-Gen Eco Abodes, From Grass Roof Tiles to Ecosystem Showers

— November 22, 2009 — Eco
As consumer tastes trend towards green home construction, these options for an eco abode have never been more in demand. From grass roof tiles to ecosystem showers, why not make your next home renovation an eco-friendly one?

In this slideshow, you'll find plenty of green home construction inspiration. Innovations we've clustered include cork washbasins, recycled windshield glass panels, and building bricks made from waste.

Implications - You will surely find all of the inspiration you need to make some green change in and around your home. It is amazing how much of a difference one small change can make for the environment. There are even products such as light-emitting wallpaper that will help you cut down on your electric bill.
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Star Lit Bricks
Star Lit Bricks
Nam-Hoon Kin Stone Designs Inspired by Dazzling Starry Nights
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White Roofs
White Roofs
U.S. Wants Homeowners To Paint Rooftops a Lighter Shade of Eco
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Solar-Powered Vatican
Solar-Powered Vatican
Holy City Installs Rooftop PV Panels
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Solar Spray Paint
Solar Spray Paint
Researchers Develop Spray-On Solar Ink for Rooftops
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fLORA-flex Tile is the New Brick
fLORA-flex Tile is the New Brick
From The Brick Exhibition
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Ascendable Roofs
Ascendable Roofs
The Pavilion in Roosendaal Square by Rene Van Zuuk Architects
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Solar-Powered Masonry
Solar-Powered Masonry
Brick Lights Offer Eco-Friendly Lighting at Night
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Robo-Masons
Robo-Masons
The R-O-B Robot Builds Walls
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42
Super Skinny Solar Panels
Super Skinny Solar Panels
Sulfurcell Offers Minimalism With Modular Solar Panels
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Tubs for Two
Tubs for Two
Double Tub For Double Loo Bathroom
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40
Retrofitted Green Roofs
Retrofitted Green Roofs
'The Flat' Condo in LA Gets Rooftop Vegetable Garden
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39
Solar Panel Home Lights
Solar Panel Home Lights
The Kiran Solar Lamp Recharges in Just 8 Hours
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Sleek Solar Shingle Power
Sleek Solar Shingle Power
Dow Offers Simple Affordable Photovoltaic Energy From Roofing Materials
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Imitation Roofing Materials
Imitation Roofing Materials
Steel MetroRoofs Look Like Tiles
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36
Green Walls & Roofs from G-Sky
Green Walls & Roofs from G-Sky
Vancouver Turns A Healthy Shade of Green
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Solar Soy Walls
Solar Soy Walls
The Swiss Pavilion for Shanghai 2010 is Made of Beans and Sun Cells
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Photosynthesis Walls
Photosynthesis Walls
Flower Street BioReactor by ‘Emergent' for Alternative Fuel Aware
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Outlandishly Large Living Walls
Outlandishly Large Living Walls
PNC Bank Unveils Biggest Living Wall in North America
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Fashion Accessories as Flooring
Fashion Accessories as Flooring
Tiles Made From Recycled Belts
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Simple DIY Sun Power
Simple DIY Sun Power
Budget-Friendly Snap Together ‘Veranda' Solar Panels
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Cork Washbasins
Cork Washbasins
Sustainable, Durable and Beautiful Bathroom Decor
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Low-Profile Solar Panels
Low-Profile Solar Panels
SRS Energy Sole Power Tile Blends in Seamlessly
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Building Bricks from Waste
Building Bricks from Waste
HYmini POLLIBricks Made of Your Old Garbage
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Living Walls
Living Walls
Oulu Bar & EcoLounge
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Photovoltaic Rooftop Waves
Photovoltaic Rooftop Waves
The Solar Wave Pavilion by Michael Jantzen
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Flora & Fauna Bricks
Flora & Fauna Bricks
'Brick Habitats' Create Bird Residences & Planters on Your House
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Made in the Shade Solar Panels
Made in the Shade Solar Panels
GreenSun Solar Cells Generate Energy From Indirect Light
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Dog Houses With Green Roofs
Dog Houses With Green Roofs
Sustainable Pet Design
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Green Roof Guarantees
Green Roof Guarantees
Toronto Implements Garden-Topped Building Law
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Sinuous Eco-Friendly Rooftops
Sinuous Eco-Friendly Rooftops
The Park House
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Recycled Windshield Glass
Recycled Windshield Glass
Cracked Up Building Panels for Eco-Friendly Architectural Panache
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Manure Building Bricks
Manure Building Bricks
Eco-Friendly Construction Materials Made from Cow Dung
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Prefab Outer Walls
Prefab Outer Walls
EcoSip the Future of Construction?
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Roof Top PreFabs
Roof Top PreFabs
EcoMobi: Modular Housing System Alleviates Urban Density
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Tropical Building Materials
Tropical Building Materials
Coconut Wall Tiles Add a Touch of the Exotic
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Houses of the Future
Houses of the Future
Concrete House With Grass Roof
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Rooftop Yards
Rooftop Yards
The OUTrial House is a Gorgeous Green Cube
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Hippie Hemp Homes
Hippie Hemp Homes
Cannabis Construction Combats Climate Change
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Living Rooftops
Living Rooftops
Green Roof Designs Bring Sustainability to Architecture
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11
Wooden Washrooms
Wooden Washrooms
Unique Wood Designs' Waterproof Sinks & Tubs Made from Trees
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Organic Waste Innovations
Organic Waste Innovations
'Stak Block' is as Strong as Brick and Made From Rice Straw
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Green Walls
Green Walls
Vertical Gardens
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Green Roof Tiles
Green Roof Tiles
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Sink-Toilet Combinations
Sink-Toilet Combinations
Roca's Award-Winning W+W Bathroom Fixture
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Light-Emitting Wallpaper
Light-Emitting Wallpaper
2D Light Walls
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8-Story Vertical Gardens
8-Story Vertical Gardens
Patrick Blanc Makes Epic Greenery on Walls of Athenaeum Hotel
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Pixelated Wooden Walls
Pixelated Wooden Walls
The Bleu Nature Driftwood Wall Features an Unconventional Design
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Ecosystem Showers
Ecosystem Showers
Jun Yasumoto's Phyto-Purification Bathroom Filters & Recycles Water
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Living Walls
Living Walls
‘Planter Wall Tiles' by Maruja Fuentes Fuse Nature & Decor
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Modern Panel Doors
Modern Panel Doors
Geometry-Inspired Designs for Sleek Contemporary Exterior Decor
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