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10 Low Maintenance Lawn Alternatives

The developing water shortage crisis in the U.S. has prompted many homeowners to turn to eco-friendly and low-maintenance lawn alternatives. And there are plenty of options — everything from clover and moss to ornamental grasses and flower beds, all sharing eco-friendliness as a common denominator.

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.

Tips for Greening Your Landscape

Incorporating eco-measures into your landscape plan will make it much easier to implement and maintain a sustainable garden. Check out this infographic for some helpful tips.

17 of the Best Books About Sustainable Home Design

Even though Elemental Green is an online resource for all things related to residential green building and renovation that doesn’t mean that we don’t love books. Here are some eco-home books packed with great inspiration and information.

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.

23 Green Certifications to Look For When You’re Building or Remodeling Your Home

When you’re doing a green building project or starting the research for one the amount of information about products can be overwhelming. Many of the terms related to eco-friendly construction might be totally new to you and leave you bewildered, and scratching your head. We compiled this list of green certifications to help you navigate the world of green building.

10 Amazing Products for Eco-Friendly Home Automation

Remember when you were a kid and your parents were constantly telling you to turn off the lights when you left the room, but you almost always forgot to? Say hello to new home technologies that do it for you. Home automation technology that controls indoor temperatures, lighting, irrigation, and more is popping up all over the place as a convenient and more environmentally sound way to run your home.

An Eco-Spin on Today’s Top 10 Kitchen Trends

According to the National Kitchen and Bath Association, one in ten households will undergo a kitchen remodel in 2017. It’s supposed to be one of the smartest places to invest! Are you planning a renovation? Be sure to consider the top trends according to NKBA’s 2017...

18 Inexpensive Sustainable Homes Almost Anyone Can Afford

According to HomeAdvisor, the average cost of having a new house built in the U.S. was $305,372 in 2016. Clearly, this cost can vary A LOT depending on what choices you make, and there are A LOT of choices when you decide to build a custom home. If you’re looking for a less expensive, easier to design, and more sustainable home, check out these 18 alternatives.

Getting Started with LEED Using the Green Home Guide

In many markets, certified green homes are now selling quicker and for more money than comparable non-green homes. More than 112,000 residential units have earned LEED certification – here’s how you can get started.

Eco-Friendly Kitchen Sinks for All Styles and Budgets

Energy-efficient appliances? Check. Recycled glass countertop? Check. Water-saving faucet? Check. You’re working through your kitchen eco-renovation and it’s time to pick a sink. We scoured the internet and found a wide array of gorgeous green options.

Eco-Friendly Outdoor Lighting Ideas

Today’s homeowners are becoming savvier than ever by incorporating smart technology and energy-efficient lighting solutions into their outdoor spaces. Transform your landscape by trying some of these ideas for eco-friendly outdoor lighting.

Home Tour: A Rustic Eco-Retreat in Chelsea

On a quest to create a beautifully designed yet eco-conscious home, Maddy worked with Homepolish designer Michele to undertake a massive gut-renovation and rebuild her home from the ground up. The results are beautiful!

A Simple Guide to Living Off the Grid [and Infographic]

There are many different reasons people choose to live off the grid and it can be a viable option if you’re looking for a radical change in lifestyle or just an impactful eco-shift. Here are the most common ways people live off the grid.

Zero Energy Upgrades Could Cost Zero Dollars

A simple calculation shows how you can have a zero energy home for the same price as a conventional one, and keep the monthly savings in your pocket. Here’s how it worked for Bruce.

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