What is an Energy Recovery Ventilation System and Why Your Home Needs One

A healthy home is one that is properly ventilated. This ventilation not only provides your home and family fresh air, but it also removes odors, pollutants, and removes excess humidity that can wreak havoc on the structural components of the house. In fact, moisture damage is one of the most overlooked problems in homeownership. As … Read more

The Evolution of the Sustainable Home

The term “sustainable home” is quite common at this point in time, but it wasn’t too long ago that most people had never heard of it, let alone had any idea what it really meant. Sustainable building really made its mark in this country in the 1960s when there was an exodus of people moving … Read more

Become a Greener Grocery Shopper

Become a Greener Grocery Shopper

Are you hurting the planet every time you run to the store to pick up your weekly grocery items? Although most shoppers don’t mean to, they tend to widen their carbon footprint. This is simply because grocery shopping can create a large amount of waste. In fact, it’s estimated that close to 15% of municipal … Read more

Are Your Computer Habits Green?

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More and more people are trying to decrease their carbon footprint, and that’s a good thing. The more green initiatives we all take, the better the planet will be for it. Sadly though, most individuals focus on the obvious things like switching out their traditional light bulbs with compact fluorescent bulbs or making sure their … Read more

Smart and Beautiful Eco-friendly Design Ideas

Committing to sustainable values can seem challenging at times, especially when renovating or remodeling your home. Many people assume that going and staying “green” limits their decorating options, but the truth is it doesn’t. Sometimes, all it requires is a creative mind that can think outside of the box. Here are some ways you can … Read more

5 Ways to GREEN Up Your Home

5 Ways to GREEN Up Your Home

We often talk about how going green is good for the environment, but the truth is, going green can also be very good for our health. Although many people mean well and make greener choices for their home to leave less of a carbon footprint, there are still unknown hazards lurking around every corner that … Read more

Are You Getting a Green Nights Sleep?

organic mattresses

Buying a new mattress fills most people with conflicting feelings: Excitement at the idea of owning a new mattress that will help them get a good green night’s sleep; and dread at the idea of having to navigate the myriad choices of mattresses on the market today. It gets even more complicated when consumers seek … Read more