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Toxic Chemicals Hiding in Your Home: What You Need to Know

We come in daily contact with many toxic chemicals, even inside our homes. But making informed decisions about home building materials can reduce our exposure.

Toxic Chemicals Hiding in Your Home: What You Need to Know

We come in daily contact with many toxic chemicals, even inside our homes. But making informed decisions about home building materials can reduce our exposure.

Products We Love

Meet the brands that are making a difference through materials, manufacturing processes, corporate responsibility, and social impact.

10 Easy, Low-Maintenance Lawn Alternatives

10 Easy, Low-Maintenance Lawn Alternatives

The developing water shortage crisis in the U.S. has prompted many homeowners to turn to eco-friendly and low-maintenance lawn alternatives. And there are plenty of options—everything from clover and moss to ornamental grasses and flower beds, all sharing eco-friendliness as a common denominator.

 

What You Don’t Know About SIPs Could Cost You Time and Money

exterior view of modern SIP home on wooded hillside; accessory dwelling unit in the rear; light glow from within – photo

How much do you know about structural insulated panels (SIPs)?  These high-performance building panels can be used almost anywhere you need insulation and rigidity – walls, floors, roofs. And their hidden superpower is that not only do they up your insulation game to save you money on operating costs, but they also can save you build time, cut down on external noise, improve indoor air quality, and even offer enhanced durability and resilience. 

Our partners at the Structural Insulated Panel Association have many resources, including a costing tool, and free education modules for architects, builders, and information for realtors and consumers.

Trending Topics

From renewable energy to energy-efficient lighting, net zero energy and water, eco-friendly materials and more, we’re sharing the latest green building trends.

Climate Change and the Resilient Response

Climate Change and the Resilient Response

In the wake of tragic wildfires, we have an imperative to rebuild more resilient, decarbonized buildings made from materials that are abundant, renewable, and healthy. We can’t bring back lives that were lost in these past events, but it’s critical we rebuild homes which will save lives in the future.

Eco-Friendly Zzzzzz’s for a Healthy Night’s Sleep

We need to sleep, but we shouldn’t have to sacrifice our health or our planet to do so safely and comfortably.

If you’re reading this, you’re probably aware of the fact that conventional mattresses are made from unsustainable materials, emit toxic VOCs that are bad for your health, and need to be replaced far too often – only increasing their eco-impact by requiring more resources and creating more pollution. (If you didn’t, now you do.)

Yet, thankfully, more and more manufacturers are dreaming up ways to do things better. After much research, here’s a list of 19 of the sustainable industry leaders.

Non-toxic Brentwood Home Mattress

We need to sleep, but we shouldn’t have to sacrifice our health or our planet to do so comfortably. If you’re reading this, you’re probably aware of the fact that conventional mattresses are made from unsustainable materials, emit toxic VOCs that are bad for your health, and need to be replaced far too often – only increasing their eco-impact by requiring more resources and creating more pollution. (If you didn’t, now you do.) Yet, thankfully, more and more manufacturers are dreaming up ways to do things better. After much research, here’s a list of some of the industry leaders.

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