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19 Non-Toxic, Eco-Friendly Mattresses for Every Budget

It’s time for the deals! Labor Day Savings are here on your non-toxic, restful, and healthy night’s sleep. We’ve scoped out the best brands of eco-friendly mattresses at every price point.

19 Non-Toxic, Eco-Friendly Mattresses for Every Budget

It’s time for the deals! Labor Day Savings are here on your non-toxic, restful, and healthy night’s sleep. We’ve scoped out the best brands of eco-friendly mattresses at every price point.

EXPLORE TRENDING TOPICS

From Carbon Neutral to Carbon Positive: How Your Home Can Give Back to the Planet and You!

Carbon positive homes take the concept of carbon-neutral design one step further by producing more energy on-site than the building requires to operate — sending energy back to the grid and setting a new standard of sustainable living. We achieve carbon positive homes by building with low embodied carbon materials and creating an energy surplus under operation.

Reducing Exposure to Toxic Chemicals During Home Renovations

When it comes time to do a home renovation, it’s often easy to get swept up in creating the new design and choosing all the products. But, have you ever thought about what types of dust and contaminants you could be exposed to during demolition? Or, what types of chemicals might be released from the new products?

Palo Alto Net Zero Energy House Shows You Can Have It All

Building a Beacon Stuart is a man on a mission and his home is just one testament to his drive. I have always enjoyed nature and spending time outdoors (hiking, mountain biking, trail running, rock climbing, mountaineering). When I started reading about climate change...

A Nationwide Guide to Future-Proofing Your Home

The future may be uncertain, but the value of a home doesn’t have to be. In fact, building, renovation, and design can be done with adaptability in mind. Preparing for changes can lead to even greater lasting quality, renewability, higher resale value, and often, overall savings in price. 

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.

Learn more about the future of net zero buildings at the 24th International Passive House Conference

While we are all minimizing travel, we can enjoy world-class conferences in our own homes. The International Passive House Conference is where thought leaders, futurists, building experts, and product manufacturers come together to celebrate successes and plan for the future. Virtually tour new net zero buildings, find new technologies to enhance your home, and network with people changing the world!

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. 

10 Eco Building Materials Revolutionizing Home Construction

Want to hear some good news? According to the World Green Building Trends 2018 report from Dodge Data and Analytics, green building is officially a “global trend” and energy conservation is a top priority for people all over the planet. There are many choices of new (and old) materials which are being used in revolutionary ways.

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