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Crossway Passive House: An Unbelievable “Eco-Arch” in the Countryside

Architect Richard Hawkes of Hawkes Architecture, renowned for his sustainable designs, built his family home in the English countryside using Passivhaus (passive house) techniques. The iconic feature of this pioneering house is a scarily thin soaring arched roof. Watch this video to see inside and learn more about this magnificent home.

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Cool Roofing 101 from the Cool Roof Rating Council

What is a Cool Roof? According to the Cool Roof Rating Council, a cool roof is one that strongly reflects sunlight and also cools itself by efficiently emitting radiation to its surroundings. The roof literally stays cooler and reduces the amount of heat conducted to...
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How to Choose the Best Whole House Water Treatment System

If the water flowing from your tap came out brown, you’d definitely know something was wrong. But what about contaminants you can’t see, smell, or taste? These invisible invaders are more common than you’d think and many of them are linked to chronic health impacts. Here’s how to choose the best filter for your home to protect your health and well-being.

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BROWSE PRODUCTS WE LOVE

Hot Water Lobster Energy-Saving Hot Water Valve

The Hot Water Lobster instant hot water valve is easy to install, affordable, and provides numerous benefits to making your home more environmentally-friendly. HOW IT WORKS When the water in your hot water pipe and the Hot Water Lobster control valve cools below the...

Noritz Tankless Water Heaters

Trailblazers in the field of tankless water heaters Noritz has been an innovator in the water heating industry for over 60 years. They introduced the first modern, electronically controlled tankless water heaters in 1981 and they remain the leader in energy savings...

Fiberon Non-Toxic Composite Decking

Beautiful outdoor spaces, designed to endure Fiberon takes pride in creating outdoor living products that offer lasting beauty, genuine value and easy maintenance. And because great outdoor living is nothing without the great outdoors, the company incorporates...

Innovations USA Sustainably-Designed Wallcoverings and Materials

In 1999, before green building practices were widely used, Innovations USA created their Innvironments line of non-toxic, breathable wallcoverings and textiles made from renewable or recyclable materials. Since then, the company has continued to expand the line to offer a wide range of products that are as beautiful as they are sustainable.

BLANCO Sustainable Kitchen Sinks and Accessories

Blanco is committed to developing products and manufacturing processes that are sustainable and efficient while making a positive impact on the environment. With BLANCO’s selection of green products, it’s simple to incorporate green living into your home.

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How to Make Your Home Net Positive on a Budget

John Livermore remodeled his home to make it produce more energy than it used. In addition to the dramatic energy savings, he zeroed out his home’s carbon footprint, stopped paying energy bills, increased comfort, improved his family’s health, and became the first renovated home in Massachusetts to produce more energy than it uses. Best of all – you can do it, too!

How to Find Reclaimed Home Building Materials

Did you know that building a 2,000 square foot home creates up to 8,000 pounds of waste? And, despite the fact that about 85 percent of it could be reused or recycled, most of it is ending up in landfills. It’s a staggering, shameful waste. Fortunately, reclaiming, reusing, and recycling is becoming more common in the construction and renovation industry.

18 Inexpensive Sustainable Homes Almost Anyone Can Afford

According to HomeAdvisor, the average cost of having a new house built in the U.S. was $305,372 in 2016. Clearly, this cost can vary A LOT depending on what choices you make, and there are A LOT of choices when you decide to build a custom home. If you’re looking for a less expensive, easier to design, and more sustainable home, check out these 18 alternatives.

10 of the Cheapest Eco-Friendly Upgrades for Your Home

While many eco-home maintenance projects can cost a pretty penny, the good news is you don’t need to do all of them at once to reduce your home’s eco-footprint. Even better, there are steps you can take that can make a big impact for relatively little money.

Before & After: An Eco-Friendly Kitchen Makeover on a Budget

BEFORE: AN “OAK CAVE” Jennifer Rizzo had what she called an “Oak Cave” for a kitchen – dark, oak cabinets and an outdated 1980’s aesthetic. She wasn’t planning on doing a big remodel, but a burst pipe and the resulting water damage and mold meant ready or...

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