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Eco Myth Busting: Do Low Flow Shower Heads = Low Water Pressure?

by Ant Langston of greener ideal When we talk about eco-friendly showers, many people have the idea that they’re expensive to install or that they’re not attractive. Both of these assumptions could not be further from the truth. There are various options for altering...
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10 Steps Toward a Zero Energy Home [Infographic]

Want to save big on your energy bills (and reduce your impact on the environment)? Start taking steps to create a zero energy home (aka net zero home). A zero energy home means the total amount of energy used annually is roughly equal to the amount of renewable energy created on the site.

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Passive House Explained in 90 Seconds

Ever wondered if the heating or air conditioning in your house is really necessary? Passive House (aka Passive Haus) is a design approach to building that reduces the energy required drastically – sometimes up to 80-90%. In 90 seconds, this video explains how it's...
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BROWSE PRODUCTS WE LOVE

Fireclay Tile: Recycled & Handmade

Fireclay is unique from anyone else in that they hand-make every tile to order using recycled materials and sustainable manufacturing practices. They come in tons of shapes and colors using a natural VOC-free pigmenting process.

evolve Water Efficient Bath and Shower Systems

Evolve Technologies develops innovations that help people conserve – without changing their behavior. The evolve team is a talented team of researchers, designers, and engineers dedicated to delivering meaningful water, energy, and utility savings.

Nature’s Carpet Environmentally Friendly Wool Carpet

Nature’s Carpet’s line of carpets has been tailored to the consumer who wishes to make a flooring purchase decision with consideration to its environmental impact, but does not wish to sacrifice quality and style in doing so.

Vermont Natural Coatings

Vermont Natural Coatings patented PolyWhey® technology has emerged as a new category of wood finish; delivering easy-to-use products that have established high performance and environmental standards.

PowerSpout Micro-Hydro Generator

The PowerSpout is the latest micro hydro generator from EcoInnovation New Zealand that creates consistent renewable electricity. For anyone with flowing water, the affordability and major returns from the PowerSpout make it a no-brainer.

Attic Breeze Solar Powered Ventilation

Attic Breeze UltraFlō technology maximizes solar attic fan performance, keeping your attic cool throughout the day and reducing heat transfer into your home.  Available in a variety of colors, roof flashings, and solar panel mounting options.

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Big Lessons We Can Learn from the Tiny House Movement

Most people would not consider building a tiny house. Most of us want homes that are larger, in fact MUCH larger, than a typical tiny home (which can be anywhere from 100 to 600 square feet). Still, there are some important lessons we can learn from tiny living. Here’s great advice to consider before you build your dream green home.

20 Tiny Home Manufacturers to Match Any Budget

Downsizing to 100 to 500 square feet has become much more than a fad. And it’s not much of a surprise since it increases simplicity, economic freedom, and sustainable living. Whether you want to buy or DIY, we’ve got you covered.

Tiny Home Built With 80% Recycled Materials

In this episode of Living Big in a Tiny Home, Bryce visits a tiny home built almost entirely from recycled and reclaimed materials. Bryce says, “inside, the Tiny House has a wonderful eclectic feel. It’s quite obviously pieced together from objects that were all salvaged and given a new life, but they are all put together in a way that really works well for the space.” Watch and see what you think!

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