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.

Healthy Sustainable Design Tips Shared on Sonoran Living

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Tanya Shively, was featured on Sonoran Living Live. She discussed the ways that your home can be made more healthy

Tips for Establishing Your Personal Green Building or Remodeling Priorities

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You can have a warm, comfortable, functional and beautiful home if you know about products that are Eco-friendly

Eco-Friendly Custom Cabinetry: What to Look For in Your Design

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You don’t have to sacrifice style to have environmentally friendly kitchen cabinets. Here’s everything you need to know to choose eco-friendly custom cabinetry.

Is Concrete Right For Your Home?

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Stained and polished concrete is a gorgeous material that can be used in so many ways and create a unique look for your home- but it isn’t the right choice for everyone.  You may be intrigued by what you’ve seen on television or in design magazines and even on this blog, and you might be […]

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 […]

Truly Zero-VOC Paint for Healthy Indoor Air

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I found these great posts at EcoHome about two new products coming on the market for paint that really is zero-VOC.  These will contribute to LEED and other green bulding certifications. Both are great options from established and respected manufacturers I’ve used in my projects and highly recommend them. Product Spotlight: New VOC-Free Paint Colorant Most […]

Easy LEED-Homes Platinum Certification?

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Here’s a great true-life story of how it is possible to design a great green build home easily and within your budget.  This is reprinted from Green Building Advisor and chronicles the complete gut rehab green design of a row house in Washington DC by the owner utilizing an experienced green builder and the LEED […]

Greenwashing – How to Avoid Being BAMBOOzled by Green Labels

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Green-wash | green’wash’ | verb: The act of misleading consumers regarding the environmental practices of a company or the environmental benefits of a product or service   If you look around, you’ll see that companies left and right are all jumping on the “GREEN” bandwagon.  Unfortunately, this has become a case of buyer beware, because […]

12 Questions to Ask Before Selecting a Green Design Material

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  A green interior design material, finish or fixture must first be a good product. Here’s what to look for even before considering a product’s green claims. Selecting the right eco-friendly materials is one of the most important challenges you will face in building your green home. Real progress has been made by manufacturers in developing green […]