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FTC Registers Concern Over Green Products Marketing as Certification Programs Proliferate

FTC Registers Concern Over Green Products Marketing as Certification Programs Proliferate

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Searchable databases can help locate environmental-data declarations and weigh competing marketing claims

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Unique Ways to Intelligently Design an Easy-to-Clean Home

Unique Ways to Intelligently Design an Easy-to-Clean Home

    Whether you are building your first dream house or remodeling an old one, your choices of furnishings, layouts and finishing can massively impact the amount of time you spend for cleaning it...

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Greenbuild 2015 Puts Product Transparency Under Microscope

Greenbuild 2015 Puts Product Transparency Under Microscope

Building product companies trotted out exhibits and reports to answer questions about how products are made

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Hunt for Green Products Turns Up Treasures

Hunt for Green Products Turns Up Treasures

The search for innovative new products at Greenbuild 2015 proved worth the effort

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BioBased Oils For a More Sustainability Construction Project

BioBased Oils For a More Sustainability Construction Project

The advantages of using biodegradable oils in construction We generally know it is high time that the inhabitants of the planet need to choose an environment-friendly way of life. Conservationists...

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Lake Conroe cabins: Amazing place for vacation and living

Lake Conroe cabins: Amazing place for vacation and living

Spending vacation with family or friends will be very fun for anyone. Here in Conroe, there are many destination places that we can visit when vacation time comes. My family and I look for a place...

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A construction site- A house takes shape

A construction site- A house takes shape

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A visit to a construction site reveals what makes a design possible.

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The house that makes the journey worthwhile

The house that makes the journey worthwhile

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A stunning minimalist home from The New Small House book

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An entry with many layers

An entry with many layers

The front foyer of this remodeled home opens up to key spaces. From this perspective, through the dining space you can see the living room with a custom sculptural fireplace.  On the left is a set...

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How to Make Home Rennovations Yourself, Safely

How to Make Home Rennovations Yourself, Safely

It might be tough to know how to begin when you are thinking home improvement, but it really doesn't need to be. It is important to read more about home improvement before you begin concentrating on...

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How to Clean Wood Kitchen Cabinets with Pressure Washer

How to Clean Wood Kitchen Cabinets with Pressure Washer

Wood Kitchen Cabinets often have to deal with dirt and grime because of oil, grease as well as other bacteria. They are bad influences that not only affect the appearance of your cabinets, but also...

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Tips for Building a Net Zero House

Tips for Building a Net Zero House

In this video we identify what it means to build a Net Zero house, and some of the best practices for building Net Zero houses, using one of our own projects as an example. The house we review will generate enough electricity with its Solar Array to have a Zero sum electric bill for the course of the entire year. (Some months the bill will be negative, some months they will have to pay, but overall if you sum the 12 months of the year it will be $0.) Learn more by watching the video below!

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Ultimate Electric Hot Water Setup

Ultimate Electric Hot Water Setup

Gas has been the traditional king of hot water in the US. With the advent of the Heat Pump water heater I think that tide will change. Here's how I'm solving the capacity issue...

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Self-Taught MBA: Should you Embrace New Urbanism?

Self-Taught MBA: Should you Embrace New Urbanism?

The movement is all around--and likely being built in your neighborhood--but what impact does New Urbanism really have on real-estate values and sales? We explore the subject with Steve Mouzon.

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Free 8x10 Timber-frame Garden Shed Plan

Free 8x10 Timber-frame Garden Shed Plan

Download a Free 8x10 Timber-frame Garden Shed Plan with Step-By-Step Instructions, Easy To Follow Blueprints, Full Blown Diagrams, Detailed Photos & Full Materials List. howbuildshed.com/freeshedplan

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AIHA Formaldehyde Technical Guide and Consumer Fact Sheet

AIHA Formaldehyde Technical Guide and Consumer Fact Sheet

The American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) has released two new educational materials focused on formaldehyde, specifically formaldehyde emissions from laminate flooring. "Laminate Flooring...

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Small footprint- Big view

Small footprint- Big view

A small lot size made for some creative solutions.

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EcoVilliage Pioneers Net-Zero Housing

EcoVilliage Pioneers Net-Zero Housing

Leaders of the co-op community in Ithaca, N.Y., took a common sense approach to meeting demanding Passive House standards

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Daltile Sponsors Sunset Green Home Project

Daltile Sponsors Sunset Green Home Project

The Sunset Green Home is a project that is not only rebuilding a home essentially destroyed by Hurricane Sandy in 2012 but is doing so with LEED Platinum credentials. Making a 70-year-old home meet...

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Straw-Bale Bedroom

Straw-Bale Bedroom

A storage wall in a straw bale house.

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