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7 Simple Steps to Decarbonize Your Home

With the climate crisis accelerating, we must minimize the carbon load of our buildings. This means reducing the embodied carbon that is used to create the materials that go into our buildings as well as the emissions of the buildings in operation.

7 Simple Steps to Decarbonize Your Home

With the climate crisis accelerating, we must minimize the carbon load of our buildings. This means reducing the embodied carbon that is used to create the materials that go into our buildings as well as the emissions of the buildings in operation.

EXPLORE TRENDING TOPICS

A Nationwide Guide to Future-Proofing Your Home

A Nationwide Guide to Future-Proofing Your Home By Tatiana Krzesicki   The future of green building is here. Are you ready for it?   Whether you’re building a home for the first time, installing a solar roof, sourcing an eco-friendly countertop,...

3 Easy Steps to Contact Your Representative

  3 Easy Steps to Contact your Representative By Tatiana Krzesicki   Looking to support green building initiatives but don’t know where to start?   All you need is 5 minutes, your smartphone, and an email account!  Step 1 - Find your...

Home Resilience: Protecting Your Home from Wildfires

Deadly fire has become more severe and almost commonplace the last few years in the US and is only expected to increase in frequency with climate change. Currently, 45 million homes are at risk of being affected by a wildfire. Here are building and landscaping tips to protect your home.

A Roadmap to Building Affordable Zero Energy Homes

To achieve zero energy, designers and builders everywhere are employing an array of design concepts, product choices, and financing approaches. Because there are so many ideas, it seems appropriate to offer a quick rundown of the most cost-effective measures for getting to zero energy.

Looking for an eco-upgrade for your bedroom?

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.

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.

BROWSE PRODUCTS WE LOVE

Havelock Wool Eco Friendly Insulation

By Arnaldo Perez-Negron Natural Wool Insulation  You have probably heard of the phrase ‘farm to table’, but what about ‘farm to walls’? Meet Havelock Wool. Their natural wool insulation comes from sheep farms in New Zealand rather than from fossil fuels....

15 Fabulous Eco-Friendly Countertops

One of the easiest ways to make a major statement in a kitchen or bathroom is by installing a stunning countertop that becomes the focal point of the room. But some of the most popular materials for countertops are not-so-eco-friendly and some come with a handful of health risks.

Tesla Solar Roof Shingles

Solar Roof shingles are both green and gorgeous. With an integrated Powerwall battery you’ll effectively turn your home into a personal utility! Plus, they’re so durable they’re warrantied for the lifetime of your house, or infinity, whichever comes first. 

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.

Home Resilience Product Showcase: Make Your Home Safe & Sustainable

2017 was a record-breaking year of catastrophic destruction due to weather and climate change, and with similar natural disasters expected to increase in intensity and frequency in the coming years, “home resilience” is becoming an imperative part of sustainable home design.

Eco-Marketplace: Smart Home Products for Sustainable Homes

It used to be fictitious technology reserved for sci-fi movies, but it’s become an increasingly popular reality: smart homes. Not only are there thermostats that automatically adjust based on your behavior – now, we have the ability to talk to our homes. See this curated set of innovative products.

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