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  • I Can See Clearly Now, the Toxins are Gone

    In our ongoing quest to consider “greener” solutions to cleaning products that don’t leave a toxic residue or acidic odor, the New York Times has conducted a field test of numerous…

  • 8 Green Building Mistakes

    Jetson Green has highlighted 5 Common Green Building Mistakes and we couldn’t agree more. They include: 1. Wasted Resources – use scraps where possible, save materials for other projects, or donate…

  • Homebuilders Need an Extreme Home Makeover

    Urbanologist William Olson foresees 3 changes that major home builders should make if they expect to succeed in the new world of tightened loans, green building, and smaller homes. The big…

  • Giveaway Winner: Green in Harlem

    Congratulations to Anthony from Green in Harlem for winning our giveaway for the Komelon tape measure from the DIY Network! Anthony’s houseblog is a great resource for tried and true green…

  • SIP Construction: Green Building Snake Oil?

    According to Kurt who is an exterior and traditional roofing restoration contractor, designer, new urbanist, the general public has been duped into the viability and necessity of green building and in…

  • Super Efficient Gas Furnaces Explained

    The SeattlePI.com explains the differences in the new super-efficient gas furnaces that are available today. It’s possible you could cut 40% off your energy bill which is a savings that anyone…

  • Green Opportunity

    One of our favorite green building websites, Jetson Green, is seeking contributors. We’ve watched them grow this past year and are always impressed with their fresh content and pragmatic opinions on…

  • Top 10 Green Building Materials 2008

    The popular green building blog, Jetson Green, has posted the Top 10 Green Building Products as determined by Building Green. Featured above is the Suncache solar water heater.…

  • Jetson Green on Green Blogs

    Blogs that cover the niche of Green Building and eco-friendly materials have flourished within the past two years and recently Preston Koerner of Jetson Green participated in a panel with four…

  • Modern Day Mountain Cabins

    Contemporary homes can make the best mountain cabins. Set deep into nature, their clean lines accentuate a wild setting.…

  • Save Money and Energy by NOT Replacing Windows

    We’re always happy to see the latest newsletter from Bruce Irving in our email inbox and his latest edition doesn’t disappoint. He selects some of his favorite new products on the…

  • Make Your Own Milk Paint

    Milk paint, also known as casein paint, has a long and fascinating history. In fact, the first known examples of milk paint – cave paintings – actually date back some 20,000…

  • Recycle Your Old Carpet

    Don’t just throw away your old carpet. Check out the Carpet America Recovery Effort and find locations to drop off your carpet for recycling. [via Shelterrific]…

  • Shipping Container Hotel

    Casasugar found this unique hotel built in London, England that uses shipping containers as building materials. The Travelodge hotel in London, opened on August 15, and was crafted from 86 steel…

  • Green Building a Garden Shed

    After reading this nice review of our site from Green Gate Ranch Remodel, we took some time to peruse their site and found a couple of great projects that are documented…

  • Denim Insulation Installation

    Much has been written about alternative insulation materials and this houseblogger gives a thumbs up to denim insulation. They found it easy to use, easier to install, and effective.…

  • Green Building Materials from Transmaterial

    The New York Times turned us onto Transmaterial, which is a green building website that focuses on innovative materials and green alternatives to traditional materials.…

  • Vertical Grain Wood Flooring

    This houseblogger is going through the process of using salvaged flooring for their back porch. They will be using vertical grain fir tongue and groove flooring, like the original floor.…

  • 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…