Budget-friendly and easy to apply, transparent Energy Film helps to decrease heat loss through windows in the winter and block incoming solar heat in the summer – without reducing the amount of natural light a room receives. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, “an estimated $30 billion or more of energy is lost per year through […]
By employing a team of expert craftsmen to factory construct the Method Cabin, Method Homes was able to create a prototype in record time while reducing construction waste by 50%. Built in just three months, this modern prefab cabin with a uniquely woodsy appeal is located in Seattle, Washington.
With a target of achieving LEED for […]
By harvesting antique timber from buildings scheduled for demolition, Liberty Valley Doors helps conserve existing forests - and keeps the valuable wood out of landfills. Each piece of seasoned, reclaimed lumber used to create their line of Rediscovered Wood Doors is unique, with lovely deep colors and a character all their own. This historic reclaimed […]
Enter the OASys air conditioning system from Speakman Co. of Delaware. Not an AC unit in the traditional sense, the OASys is more a relative of the evaporative cooler (some may know of the old swamp cooler), but with a much higher tech approach.
A glance at a schematic diagram may help understand how the system […]
While insulation doesn’t exactly provide the big bling factor, it is a fundamentally important component of a green home design. Bonded Logic recycles denim from worn blue jeans to create their eco-friendly insulation products. UltraTouch Natural Cotton Fiber Insulation is a high performance option that can contribute toward LEED credits with 85% post-recycled industrial content. […]
It’s time to update that worn kitchen and you want to make informed, environmentally conscious choices for all aspects of the remodel. Countertops need to be selected with both aesthetic and functional considerations in mind; therefore we’re pleased to note that several companies offer green kitchen countertop materials that fulfill both requirements. […]
At Deltec, going green also means going round. The circular shape of these green modular homes means less surface contact with the outside environment, which improves energy efficiency during high heat and extreme cold. Deltec estimates that the design of their 1,600 square foot Sierra model lowers surface contact by over 600 square feet as […]
Located at the foot of Mt. Shasta in North central California, TerraMai has rescued more than 5 million board feet of old-growth wood, and put it back into service beautifully. TerraMai was founded in 1991 by Richard McFarland and Ericka Carpenter. The goal for these former river guides and ski bums was “to save some […]
No, we’re not referring to the color green. Although that IS what we inherited with the purchase of our home. Needless to say, our indoor “lawn” met the same dire fate as the outdoor lawn. But, I digress - here’s the news:
Earthweave offers a Bio-Floor line of carpet that is 100% biodegradable. No VOC emitting […]
Take a shower; I love how warming and invigorating it is to stand in a forceful stream from my giant shower head. It is a good start to my day. Soap and shampoo, and it all goes down the drain to the treatment plant. The same destination as toilet contents. But why? Certainly there is […]