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3 Reasons Solar Cooking Is Good For You and the Environment

The following is a guest post from Blair Nastasi. Thanks for sharing your eco-friendly cooking ideas! Solar cooking is an eco-friendly alternative to conventional methods of preparing food. Conventional cooking methods use up valuable natural resources and deplete foods of their … Continue reading

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Basement Concrete Wall Insulation

When building a new home it is important to take every step to make sure it is as energy efficient as possible. A significant amount, as much as 33%, of the home’s energy is lost through an unfinished basement and … Continue reading

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Natural Lighting in Home Design: So“lar” So Good

What’s more invigorating than a naturally sun lit space?  A space that allows you to complete all tasks or carry out any activity without turning a light on? How often do you have to turn on a light to see … Continue reading

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Passive Solar: Passing the Benefits on to You

Far too often we find ourselves struggling to pay monthly heating and cooling costs. Whether you live in the South with high cooling costs, the North where you spend your cash heating your home, or the mid-regions where bills are … Continue reading

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Minimize Heating and Cooling Costs – Construct or Renovate Wisely

Heating and cooling costs are a necessary expense where we have some control – in today’s economy we all strive to save money in any way we can. It seems that we are always struggling with the high cost of … Continue reading

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Sustainable Building with Compressed Earth

An old idea made new again, creating homes from the very elements that make up the Earth.  Sustainable building goes old school. In today’s society, it is widely recognized that the basic foundation of a home is wood-based. Wood has … Continue reading

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Sustainable Building Materials – Cork Flooring

Holding dynamically diverse properties, cork is commonly utilized in the creation of a number of products we use daily. When most people think about cork, they often turn their minds to that pesky plug that stands between them and the contents of a wine or champagne bottle. Other uses are flooring, textiles, clothing, jewelry and crafts. Cork is also a great option for sustainable building for flooring. Continue reading

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Uses for Bamboo in Sustainable Building

When you’re considering potential building materials for home construction as a society we tend to focus on two or three commonly utilized and widely accepted building materials: wood, stone or concrete. What you may not realize is that bamboo solutions … Continue reading

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