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The Top 10 Bathroom Trends Given a Green Makeover

Did you know bathrooms are by far the main source of water use in the home, accounting for nearly 75% of total consumption? Clearly, it’s a vital space for incorporating sustainable design. Beyond reducing water use, consider all of the other ways you can go green in the bathroom: install an energy-efficient exhaust fan, choose a reclaimed wood vanity (or adapt an old dresser), install a greywater system that waters your garden with your shower water – the list goes on and on!

Why Your Copper Sink May Outlive You—and Your Grandchildren

The most astounding thing about copper? It’s essentially ageless. In some cases, you can scarcely tell old copper from new copper. So, while stone sinks from the 18th and 19th centuries most certainly show their age, even the oldest of copper sinks are Benjamin Button-like in appearance. And it gets better: In addition to not aging, copper actually grows better with age and the more it is used the faster it will re-patina.

All You Need to Know About Low-Flow Toilets

Did you know toilets are by far the main source of water use in the home, accounting for nearly 30 percent of residential indoor water consumption? According to the EPA, "Over the course of your lifetime, you will likely flush the toilet nearly 140,000 times. If you replace older, existing toilets with WaterSense labeled models, you can save nearly 13,000 gallons per year with this simpler, greener choice."

A 7-Step Checklist for an Eco-Friendly Bathroom Remodel

An outdated bathroom can be one of the most aesthetically displeasing rooms in the home. Unlike a bedroom where a new coat of paint can transform the room in a day, a bathroom remodel could require a plumber, a tile installer, a carpenter, and an electrician as well....

3 Easy Tips for an Eco-Friendly Bathroom Remodel

Consumer Reports released a homeowners’ guide for updating bathrooms with tips on everything from picking materials to maximizing the return on your investment. And many of the tips also happen to be great opportunities to make your home a little more eco-friendly....

Saving Water and Money One Toilet at a Time

You’ve probably heard of them and likely used one too. Water-saving fixtures are all the rage these days in the world of eco-friendly remodeling, and water-efficient toilets are commonplace in both residential and commercial remodeling. When did water-efficient...

Everything You Need to Know for a Green Bath & Laundry

A bath remodel is one of the most expensive upgrades you can make to your home on a per-square-foot basis. A recent study by the National Association of Realtors estimates the cost of a midrange Seattle bathroom remodel (replacing fixtures, vanity and medicine cabinet...

A Must-Read Guide to Green Remodeling

Green remodeling is the design and construction of projects that reduce the environmental impacts of remodeling, including energy, water, and materials consumption; waste generation; and harmful emissions, both indoors and out. Although the principles that govern...

A Builder’s Guide to Safer Chemicals

This article was written by Mark Rossi and Annie Bevan and originally appeared on 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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