Oikos: Green Building Source


Lawrence F. London, Jr.
Title: Oikos: Green Building Source

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Green Building Source

If you want to make that new construction or remodeling project energy efficient and environmentally responsible, you have come to the right place. Here at Oikos you'll find information on green building products and materials along with techniques for sustainable design and construction.


What's New

The May edition of our Product Gallery features three new products: flooring that looks like granite, but works like wood, commercial outdoor furniture with recycled plastic and a low VOC wood adhesive. Continuing their run from last month are: a fan/light combination that's both quiet and efficient, a resource efficient alternative for particleboard and an automatic setback thermostat that requires no programming. And, check out the archives for other cool products.

REDI was updated on Thursday, May 1st. We slashed the price of the printed version by 50%. Get your copy today.

You can now see Energy Source Builder #48 in the archives. In it you'll find a profile of a Habitat for Humanity project, a feature on electric floor warming, a brief description of light pipe skylights, a diagram showing how to configure a hydronic system for multiple loads, new product announcements and more.

The Spring Iris Catalog is landing in mail boxes across North America. We added 16 new titles, including:

Small Houses for the Next Century
Indoor Air Quality: Solutions and Strategies
EEBA Builders Field Guide
Insulating Concrete Forms Construction Manual
A Guide to Frost Protected Shallow Foundations
Sustainable Building Technical Manual
Bau-biologie Home Study Course.

Remember, you can now order online through the our secure server.

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You can't build without materials and equipment. Search the database of 1,700 companies for green building products.

Product Gallery

The editor's choice of new or interesting products that save energy, natural resources and personal health.

Energy Source Builder

Our newsletter of ideas for energy efficient new construction. Subscriptions to the printed version are also available.

Featured Companies

These companies offer information about their green building products and services right here on Oikos.

Design and Construction

References, ideas and Model Energy Code materials.

Iris Catalog

Books, videos and software that will help your construction projects harmonize with the environment.

Green Building Mailing List

Leading professionals from around the world discuss all aspects of environmental responsibility in building design and construction. Sign up now!


What does it mean? Who are we? Why are we doing this? Find out more about the site and the people behind it. Many thanks to our advisors for their valuable help in shaping the Oikos site.

Our friends at Environmental Building News offer tons of great information sustainable design and construction. Check it out.

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