Tesla Solar Roof Tiles Now Available For Sale

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Different styles of solar tiles are available such as Tuscan glass tile, Slate glass tile, Textured glass tile, and Smooth glass tile.

Know What to Look For Before Buying Eco-Friendly Bedding

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When you become more eco-conscious, you’ll also discover how much better the quality of your sleep is because your bed and bed linen are so much more comfortable.

Value and Return on Investment for Homes That are Eco-Friendly

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While the payback period for the above products is short and the improvements relatively low-cost, outfitting your new home, or retrofitting your old home, will see paybacks for most sustainable options between under one year to as long as ten years.

Homebuilders look to create more high-performance homes for people

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Today’s progressive builders are looking beyond code to create true high-performance structures for their homebuyers.

Sensible Green – Eco-Friendly Contruction from a Builder’s Viewpoint

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I received this article from a local builder, Cullum Homes, and just really appreciated the sensible ideas and approach they take, so I thought I would share it with you.  I hope you will let me know what you think. Sensible Green Sustainable construction is nothing mysterious. Its most important aspects are some of the […]

How to Load Your Dishwasher to Save Water and Still Get Clean Dishes

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Do you have arguments in your house over how to load the dishwasher correctly?  There are so many things to disagree over!  Pre-rinse or not? Silverware up or down? Liquid detergent or crystals? I recently attended a training on Asko dishwashers and learned more than you ever thought possible about how dishwashers are designed to […]

We shape our buildings…

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This was how I spent much of my childhood- as a tomboy, building houses and castles out of blocks, Lincoln Logs and Legos.  Or, once I was older, designing and constructing forts from found objects and scraps of wood (I was into green design, reusing and recycling even then)- creating a private hideaway that was […]

Fisker Karma- Sexy Eco-Friendly Driving Passion

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The Fisker Karma has started rolling off the assembly line, and boy oh boy is it gorgeous!!  The sweeping curves and elegant lines are meant to capture the essence of windswept sand dunes, but the eco-friendly design has captured my imagination, too. The Karma is a plug-in electric hybrid that boasts 403 horsepower and a range […]

Latest Outdoor Furniture Options for Summer Living

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Memorial Day weekend is the traditional start of summer – and time to think about updating your outdoor living spaces.  Fortunately, there are stylish new eco-friendly choices to suit any space, site, and taste. Pool weather is here- this chaise makes lounging beautiful. photo courtesy of Janus et Cie   A leader in outdoor furnishings for over […]

Brighten Your Day with Eco-Fabulous Dinnerware

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Made from recycled glass, VivaTerra’s Festival Sol Dinnerware will brighten your Cinco de Mayo (or any other day) in shades of lime, turquoise, orange and red.  Glossy interiors make cleaning easy, and ribbed undersides keep them from slipping out of your fingers.  All pieces are dishwasher safe.