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Before & After: EcoDEEP Haus Sustainable Renovation

This former 1940’s one and a half story Cape Cod house was transformed into a high performance, sustainably designed modern home that uses 50% less energy than code and 40%+ less energy than its predecessor – even at nearly twice the size.

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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!

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M-Bath

Bath Did you know bathrooms are by far the main source of water use in the home, accounting for nearly 75% of total consumption? According to the EPA, a conventional toilet uses 1.6 gallons per flush, and if it’s an old one, it...

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7 of the Most Popular Green Roofs

We’ve gone green with cars, appliances and technology. Now the movement is on to go green with residential roofing. Environmentally-friendly roofs are gaining in popularity as homeowners recognize the many benefits green roofing brings. With energy bills one of the major expenses of owning a home, eco-friendly roofs are becoming an attractive option for homeowners seeking ways to lower their heating and cooling costs. But more than that, certain types of green roofs are eligible for federal and state tax credits, and deliver benefits beyond just monetary.

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WHAT EXACTLY IS GREEN BUILDING AND WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS FOR HOMEOWNERS? [PODCAST]

Lots of people like the idea of building green, or a least a greener. But, although the term green building is often used, many of us are not quite sure exactly what green building is, or where to go to get easy to understand information about green building options. This week we have an interview that will help explain what green building is and why it’s important.

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Big Lessons We Can Learn from the Tiny House Movement

Most people would not consider building a tiny house. Most of us want homes that are larger, in fact MUCH larger, than a typical tiny home (which can be anywhere from 100 to 600 square feet). Still, there are some important lessons we can learn from tiny living. Here’s great advice to consider before you build your dream green home.

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