Restoring Historic Buildings for Eco-Friendliness

Historic architecture is important to maintain because of its cultural value. Some of these buildings, however, are not entirely fit for modern standards of sustainability. Such historical buildings include houses that must be retrofit before they can be lived in again. Do they have centralized air conditioning or heating? Are there unsealed doors and windows … Read more

A Retrospective on Drywall Alternatives: Sean Payton, Levees, & Litigation

Hazardous building materials are a problem that cannot be ignored. Whether weak or toxic, these materials can be an enormous danger to habitants of buildings where they’re used. In the mid-2000s, hazardous drywall became a major concern for American homeowners across numerous states. From this problem arose an elegant solution: magnesium oxide panel as a … Read more

7 Reasons Why Natural Materials Are All the Rage in 2021

Along with “sustainable,” “organic,” and “eco-friendly,” “natural” is a trending buzzword when it comes to everyday products. From skincare products and cosmetics to medicine, fabrics, and building materials, consumers are making more and more purchases that have a low environmental impact.  But why the sudden interest in these clean, organic materials? They’re growing especially popular … Read more

Why Bamboo Flooring is the Perfect Choice for Long Term Sustainability

Bamboo is one of the best options if you’re looking for durable, sustainable, and affordable flooring, and there is just something very special about this beautiful material. Bamboo – the magnificent plant that it is – has been used for centuries as scaffolding to make some pretty impressive buildings. Because of its lightweight and high … Read more

How Your Floor Can Impact Your Health & Happiness

While the process of choosing the right floor alone probably isn’t going to elevate you into some monk-like realm of enlightenment, it can certainly be a positive step towards a healthier and happier lifestyle. In fact, numerous scientific studies have shown that aspects of green living can make a positive impact on our lives. “Life, … Read more

8 Tips for Going Green in the Workplace

Co-workers in an environmentally friendly office

Living a green lifestyle doesn’t stop at your front door or the edge of your property or when you get into the car. Being eco-responsible and reducing waste is something you can do in every aspect of your life, even in the workplace. While it would be great if you could convince your employer to … Read more

The truth about bamboo flooring – is it eco-friendly?

Eco-friendly bamboo forest

Are bamboo floors bad for the environment because they’re shipped from China? Are forests in China being cut down to make way for more bamboo farms? In this article, we’ll be exploring the eco-friendly nature of bamboo with a particular focus on Ambient’s dedication to sustainability. We’ll discuss some of the ways we minimize our … Read more