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Top 3 Reasons for Building Green

Will traditionally built homes soon join the ranks of the 8-track tape and the manual typewriter? Ed Begley, Jr., environmentalist and star of HGTV's hit show Living with Ed, believes that may indeed come to pass. I interviewed Ed during the Earth Day celebrations in Washington D.C. and asked him about the future of green building and remodeling. “In today‘s [...]

By |November 26th, 2014|Green Building, Healthy Homes|0 Comments

Whole House Humidifier for a Healthy Winter

(BPT) - Dry, winter air causes numerous problems that can adversely affect the health and comfort of your family. Many of these issues materialize indoors, where countless people suffer from dry noses, cracked, itchy skin and sore throats. These health and comfort issues arise because the relative humidity (RH) of cold, outdoor air drops significantly [...]

By |October 11th, 2013|Healthy Homes|0 Comments

20 Deadly Products Containing Asbestos: Are They Hiding in Your Home?

By Brian Turner | Once considered a “miracle mineral”, the properties of asbestos that made it so desirable for use in construction and products are the same properties that turned it into a curse for many families. Asbestos exposure is the known cause of mesothelioma and other rare and deadly asbestos-related diseases. Despite being considered [...]

By |August 20th, 2013|Healthy Homes|0 Comments

Flip Burgers with Mother Nature – Grill Green This Summer

Going Green at the Grill Is Easy, Tastes Great and Helps Saves the Planet One Bite at a Time   (ARA) - Each spring, millions of grilling enthusiasts dust off the grill in anticipation of another fun-filled summer of backyard barbecues. But at what cost to the environment? According to Sierra magazine, the estimated 60 [...]

Go Green This Spring Cleaning Season

Make Your Own Cleaning Solutions and Save Money (ARA) - Is your spring cleaning really as clean as you think it is? Spring cleaning is supposed to be a ritual of purging the accumulated dirt, germs and odor from a winter-weary home to create a clean and healthy living space. Unfortunately, the often caustic and [...]

By |March 17th, 2009|Green Building, Healthy Homes|0 Comments

It’s Not Hard To Be Green

(ARA) - DIY. So last year. Now it's GIY. As in green-it-yourself. And just like DIY projects, there are plenty of easy GIY weekend home improvement projects that will save energy and money and add value to your home. Oh, and we should mention you can help protect the planet while you're at it. Being [...]

By |January 27th, 2009|Green Building, Healthy Homes|0 Comments

Winterizing Your Home for Good Indoor Air Quality

(ARA) - As the weather begins to cool, we start preparing our homes for the winter season. Closing up the house and using your heater can really have an impact on indoor air quality. The best way to keep the air in your home clean throughout the cooler months is to get your heating, ventilation [...]

By |December 2nd, 2008|Energy Efficiency, Healthy Homes, Insulation|0 Comments

IS YOUR HOME MORE POLLUTED THAN NEW YORK CITY?

by Adrienne van Dooren According to the EPA, "the air within homes and other buildings can be more seriously polluted than the outdoor air in even the largest and most industrialized cities." Since most people spend 85-90 percent of their time indoors, the health risks (asthma, lung disease, cancer, etc.) are drastically increased due to [...]

By |May 15th, 2008|Healthy Homes|0 Comments