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18 Trends for Sustainable Homes in 2018

Think sustainable home design is just a fad? Think again. Green is growing and growing and growing. Whether you’re already on the bandwagon or you’re just starting to dip your toes in, here are 18 trends for sustainable homes in 2018, so you can start planning your eco-upgrades for the coming year.

10 Trustworthy Green Product Databases for Building or Renovating Your Home

How many times have you seen a green claim on a product and wondered if it was legit? If you're like most consumers, it's been too often to count. Luckily, green product databases – developed by credible institutions – are becoming increasingly common. Still, they're...

19 Eco-Friendly Mattresses for Every Budget

Comfort and quality are key to restful sleep, and natural materials are key to your long-term health. Here’s a guide to mattress companies that are doing good for the earth and your health by using natural and eco-friendly materials.

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LiveWall Living Walls for Houses

More and more homeowners and builders are choosing living walls for houses because they purify the air, reduce volatile organic compounds (VOCs), humidify the air, and promote a healthier, happier family. People surrounded by green wall plants experience improved mental and physical health, feel more content and relaxed, and are more creative.

Molekule: The World’s First Molecular Air Purifier

After 20 years of research and development, a groundbreaking approach to clean air has arrived. Molekule breaks down harmful microscopic pollutants like allergens, mold, bacteria, viruses, and even airborne chemicals.

Nuheat Energy Efficient Floor Heating

Nuheat is a clean soundless system that brings warmth to any space. Electric radiant heat allows homeowners to lower their central heating system while still being comfortable. And because Nuheat has no moving parts and once installed is safely encased in thinset/mortar, Nuheat is 100% maintenance free and will last the lifetime of your floors.

pureWash Pro Eco-Friendly Laundry System

pureWash Pro cleans clothes with the disinfecting power of oxygen, not detergent. It’s clinically proven to eliminate 99.9% of bacteria and mold, plus its both safe for the environment and for family members of all ages.

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.


A Custom Living Building Challenge Home in Portland, OR

These homeowners decided to go for the Living Building Challenge. The Challenge is a strict rating system that leaps far beyond LEED in its requirements for non-toxic, locally sourced materials for every component of the building.

Tour a Luxury Sustainable Mountain Getaway

Known as the “Lodgepole Retreat,” the high-alpine, uber-energy-efficient “cabin” with floor-to-ceiling windows and lots of natural light is set among a 30-acre meadow and a grove of lodgepole pines.

The Idea Farm: A Custom, Eco-Friendly Farmhouse

This custom home is a sophisticated blend of rustic and refinement. Everything about it was purposefully planned for a couple committed to living close to the earth and following a lifestyle of simplicity. Affectionately named “The Idea Farm,” for its innovation in sustainable building practices, this home was only the 2nd new home in Minnesota to receive a Gold Rating by MN GreenStar.

Tour a 4,000 Square-Foot Passive House Near Ottawa

In this video, we meet Casey & Natasha, a conscious couple who built a passive solar home near Ottawa, Ontario. In addition to orienting their house to face south, they installed overhangs that block the sun to keep it cool during summer months and allow the sun to enter and heat the house during winter months. They also installed a 10 kW solar system that sells clean electricity back to the grid.

Tah.Mah.Lah: The Environmentally Regenerative Home

Every aspect of the creation of this house is intended to have a minimal environmental impact and hopes to have a restorative effect, while still providing an environment appropriate for the family and the broader community.

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