Post Tagged with: "eco-friendly"

House Paints Low on VOC and Quality?

House Paints Low on VOC and Quality?

As homeowners continue to request environmentally friendly products the choices are made along price point and quality. When it comes to low-VOC (volatile organic compounds) house paints the results are mixed. Many designers are noting that they just can’t get the right color and that the quality is lacking as […]

Recycled Glass Countertops

Recycled Glass Countertops

Considering a kitchen facelift? Swapping out countertops and cabinetry can have a more dramatic (and instantaneous) aesthetic effect, provided your budget isn’t on life support. If you haven’t yet found inspiration do a search on our website for countertops where you’ll find all of our recycled glass countertop articles.

Bruce Irving puts Green Building in Perspective

Bruce Irving puts Green Building in Perspective

Our friend Bruce Irving who’s blazing his own trail and started a new industry in home remodeling, writes one of the most informative home improvement newsletters available. Here’s a excerpt from his latest where he’s shed some light on the hypocrisy of some green building techniques and offers his recommendations […]

Unbuild for an Eco-friendly Teardown Solution

Unbuild for an Eco-friendly Teardown Solution

This article from the Wall Street Journal offers the pros and cons of an “unbuild” instead of teardown. It’s still cheaper to demo everything and throw it away but much more satisfying to reuse old brick for a retaining wall or find uses for tile and stone in your new […]

Bamboo: Planet-Friendly Hardwood Floors

Bamboo: Planet-Friendly Hardwood Floors

If you’ve just got have hardwood floors but are battling with the eco-friendliness of the decision, we may have an answer for you: bamboo floors. Although the product involves cutting down grass, which is what bamboo really is, it is seen as planet friendly because it only takes up to […]

Benefits to Living Green during Tax Season

Benefits to Living Green during Tax Season

As tax deadlines approach, don’t get cheated out of breaks you’re entitled to for using energy efficient appliances in or outside your home. DSIREUSA.org is a resource, updated daily or as needed, that outlines state by state what incentives are out there for “green” families. Federal regulations are also available.

Seeing Green

Seeing Green

What better way to pass a dreary winter weekend than with the March issue of Domino, which is bursting with tips and tricks for the home as part of the annual green issue. Environmentally friendly highlights include: *The green list, a comprehensive product guide for each room of your home […]

Barrel Living

Barrel Living

This elliptical house in Long Island takes a different approach to eco-friendly building that is similar in many ways to the goals of yurts and dome homes but with more of an artistic and cosmological bend.

BioHaven Floating Islands

BioHaven Floating Islands

If you’re looking for a way to enhance your pond or water element, then checkout these floating islands that promise to:

Apartment Therapy’s Green Home

Apartment Therapy’s Green Home

Apartment Therapy, the authority in organizing and decorating your small home, has just launched their Green Home. There’s some good stuff here that doesn’t require a small home or apartment to implement. Saving water, storing bicycles, and green cleaning products, are just a few of the interesting posts we’ve read […]

Domino Celebrates the 2007 Green List

Domino Celebrates the 2007 Green List

Last night we attended our first “green” party in celebration of Domino’s Green March issue. It was a dreary evening in NYC but the turnout was great. The event was held in a stark open studio space with the focus on two large shelves of earth-friendly products, not to mention […]

Cork Tiles

Cork Tiles

We’ve highlighted the benefits of using eco-friendly cork flooring, and now Design*Sponge has showcased some great looking cork tiles that are made from reconstituted cork. You can use the provided temporary adhesive tabs or install them permanently with proper cork flooring glue. These modutiles can also be waxed, oiled, or […]

Energy Star

Energy Star

When starting your search for the most environmentally-friendly appliance, try Energy Star, a joint program between the EPA and the US Department of Energy that’s focused on identifying energy-efficient products. Their logo is affixed to any qualified product that uses less energy, saves money, and protects the environment. You can […]