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Sustainable Chappaquiddick Island Residence

Nestled in the richly wooded grounds of a narrow strip of land on the island of Chappaquiddick near Edgartown, Massachusetts, this single-family residence is part of a collection of environment- and landscape-centric interventions that blur the boundaries between...
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Passive House vs. Traditional Build Comparison [Infographic]

The popularity of Passive House building is swiftly rising, and it’s no surprise why. A Passive home is much more energy-efficient than a traditionally-built home, but exactly HOW much more efficient?

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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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Biome Natural Air Purification System

Biome is a California based landscaping technology company on a mission to reconnect the world to the amazing benefits of nature. Their beautiful biophilic systems provide NASA-inspired air purification, real-time environmental data, and the joy of fully automated...

Durat Sustainable Surfaces for Countertops, Sinks, Bathtubs, and More

Durat is a unique, sustainable solid surface material which contains recycled post-industrial plastics and is 100% recyclable. It’s available in more than 70 vibrant colors and custom colors can be tinted to order. Durat can be used to create seamless surfaces of any custom project. Click through to learn more!

mywoodwall Sustainably Sourced Wood Wallcoverings

Mywoodwall is a fast and easy-to-install wood wall paneling system, made from 100% sustainable sources. Just ‘Peel and Press’ to create a feature wall from any bare surface or add stylish highlights to any room.

Morsø Wood-Burning Stoves

Wood – unlike oil, coal, or gas – is a renewable resource and can be reproduced by planting new trees to replace those cut down. The neutral CO2-cycle can, therefore, be maintained – generation after generation. But, this can only happen if the wood is burned efficiently. Morsø’s many years of experience and constant development mean that today, each and every one of the stoves are among the most efficient combustion systems in the world.

Intus Energy-Efficient Windows and Doors

Beauty, quality, and durability in passive design Intus Windows utilizes polymer window and door frames that are reinforced with steel u-channels for increased strength and stability. The use of unplasticized-polyvinyl chloride or U-PVC which has no plasticizers added...

EXPLORE TRENDING TOPICS

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?

6 Unsettling Facts About the Indoor Air Quality in Your Home

While pollutants from individual sources probably don’t pose a significant health risk on their own, most homes have many sources of pollution, and the cumulative effects of these sources is what poses a serious health risk. Click through for some unsettling truths about the indoor air quality in your home.

Why You Can’t Always Trust a Zero-VOC Paint Label

it’s no wonder that when most people see “zero-VOC” on a paint label, they assume it means there are no VOCs. Zilch. Zip. None. In actuality, that’s not what it means at all – at least not most of the time. Here are the facts about VOCs and why you can’t always trust a zero-VOC paint label.

Indoor Air Quality: The 5 Areas of Concern [Video]

As homeowners seal and winterize their homes to make them more energy-efficient and save on heating and cooling costs, a new concern begins to emerge: indoor air pollution. With tighter homes, harmful gases, chemicals, allergens and other pollutants can quickly build up and reach risky levels.

What You Need to Know About VOC’s in Paints

VOCs became an issue several years ago when studies showed that smog and air pollution were not exclusively caused by cars and factories, but to a large extent by chemicals off-gassing from homes. This became particularly relevant when EPA studies showed that levels of VOCs in the home were 3-5 times higher than even outdoor air in a polluted city.

A Builder’s Guide to Safer Chemicals

This article was written by Mark Rossi and Annie Bevan and originally appeared on GreenBiz.com. Health experts long have recognized the risks of individual and groups of toxic chemicals in building products, beginning with lead and asbestos and continuing to...

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