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9 Keys to Building a Healthy Home

Using the right materials is one step in ensuring good indoor air quality and a healthy home. It also takes a range of building science-based strategies—from proper ventilation and moisture control to radon mitigation and conscientious construction practices–to make sure a home is healthy. Thanks to Brandon Weiss and Evolutionary Home Builders for sharing this list […]

April 1st

Holiday Lighting Tech Has Come a Long Way

Those of you who always have to be on the cutting edge, and will spare no expense to be there, will twinkle with excitement when you hear about the latest in holiday lighting technology.  With 16 million color options and a smart phone app, you will have hours of entertainment (and frustration)!   RGB (Red, […]

December 11th

Seattle’s NEXTHouse, by David Vandervort (Gallery)

Since we announced SunPower’s $16,000 December giveaway, we’ve gotten a few emails about the home pictured in the article. That’s the ultra-green NEXTHouse designed by David Vandervort- a 3 bed, 2.5 bath home and shop built in Seattle, Washington. Designed to be an supremely energy-efficient home, the NEXTHouse features a number of “green” technologies like […]

December 2nd

Holiday Lighting Tips To Keep You In The Green

‘Tis the season to make spirits bright with holiday lights- but that doesn’t mean you have to go broke paying high energy bills this winter! While decorating the tree, house, or garland, a whole section of lights can go dark – along with holiday spirits, and light outages can be frustrating and time-consuming to repair. […]

December 2nd

Timbatree Offers Sustainable Christmas Tree Option

This post is part of Important Media’s “More About the Love, Less About the Stuff” holidays series. This year, we’re talking all about redefining holiday traditions to focus on sustainability and compassion over cutting down trees and fighting for more stuff.   Since it’s well past Halloween and officially the “holiday season,” here is a […]

November 24th

Passive House Recognizes Net Zero, Plus Homes

Passive House is an international building standard developed by the Passive House Institute (PHI), which is located in Darmstadt, Germany.  Building to the Passive House Standard recognizes buildings which have been optimized through passive measures and components such as insulation, air-tightness, heat recovery, solar heat gains, solar shading and incidental internal heat gains.  Buildings which […]

October 2nd

Tiny Places to Reside

An article in Country Living showcased 12 tiny houses and here are my favorite four that made the list: A 196 SF house built on a 24-foot flatbed in Boise, Idaho by Macy Miller. A transforming A-Frame home that expands 80 to 110 SF with a mini loft created by architectural team David and Jeanie […]

August 3rd

Report Shows Growth In Demand For Green Homes

The US Green Building Council (USGBC) now estimates that there are as many as 150,000 LEED-certified green housing units worldwide, a number that more than doubled between 2011 and 2012 and continues to grow steadily, according to the organization’s LEED in Motion: Residential report released last week. The report is the latest in USGBC’s popular LEED in Motion series […]

June 22nd