The ROI on Green Home Renovation

Any time you plan to make significant changes to your home, it’s important to consider the potential benefits of your investment. This is a common topic of discussion for homeowners, architects, and builders, particularly with green home upgrades. Because many of the practices and technologies used in green home renovation are relatively new, they also […]

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Popular Plants for Your Own Living Roof

In the past we’ve discussed the general use of green-roof systems and how they can reduce CO2 levels, decrease temperatures, and improve your overall mental and physical well-being.  Now we would like to dive in a little further and discuss the best types of plants to use when creating a living roof.

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Is Bamboo the Next Big Thing in Building Materials?

Bamboo is affordable, sustainable, and readily available – especially in China.  Recently, some architects in China have begun turning to it as a cost-effective substitute for traditional building materials.  Not only is it practical in China, from an aesthetic standpoint, but it’s also a striking and bucolic building material that brings architecture full-circle, and back […]

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Composting for Climate Control: “A Recipe to Live”

Most people are familiar with the use of compost as a planting media.  It is often used in agriculture, and many backyard gardeners add it to their soil for enrichment.  The majority of compost users, however, are not aware of the many potential alternative applications.  For example, many people do not know that compost is […]

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‘Tis the Season to Save a Little Energy

The New Year is always a time for resolutions. Why not make your home one of them? Maybe you’ve thought about reorganizing, remodeling, or repainting. But what about rethinking your home’s energy use? Revising aspects of your home to create a better, more sustainable environment is not only practical, but it’s also a guiltless way […]

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4 Ways to Green your Home and Make it more Energy-Efficient

Did you know that the average home gives off more carbon dioxide than the average family vehicle? It makes sense, doesn’t it? There has been such a huge focus on buying the most energy-efficient cars, recycling/reducing/reusing at home and in the workplace, purchasing energy credits, etc. We can make an even bigger commitment to our […]

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