Innovative solutions for creating healthy, efficient, eco-friendly homes

April 2008

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Controlling Home Allergens

Pets can increase the potential for allergic reactions,since pet fur and dander are allergens for many homeowners. Unless your home is built to hospital intensive care or computer chip-maker standards, allergens are in the air you breathe and

The Buzz About Green

Green homes, cars and office buildings

Give your home an Eco-Audit

An eco-audit might reveal the need to seal gaps around windows and insulate your attic. You’ve probably heard about energy audits.

The Ultimate Value Home

While the overall housing market remains sluggish across much of the country, builders are turning to products and systems that will give them an inch up on the competition until the market corrects itself. Basically, in terms of products and construction practices, anything green goes. But the NextGen Ultimate Value Home, displayed at the 2008 International Builders Show in Orlando this February, demonstrated an additional theme: that today’s green and efficient systems and products can add value to any home.

The Goals of Green Building

You've heard about it and read about it. "Green building," "sustainable construction," or as I prefer to call it, "high-performance building" has been the fastest-growing segment of the building industry for several years now, and there appears to be no end to the growth in sight, even though the construction industry in general is in a holding pattern. Yes, within the past couple of years, green building has become mainstream. And with good reason” it makes sense.

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