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

April 2008

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Eric Lloyd Wright and Organic Architecture

In addition to designing new homes, Eric Lloyd Wright has been the architect for the restoration of  many of his grandfather’s masterworks. For a home to be considered organic, its various elements must fit together harmoniously, as

Carbon-neutral communities

Carbon has been receiving a lot of bad press, which is a little surprising. After all, carbon is the foundation of all life on Earth. It makes up 18.5 percent of human body mass. Plants need carbon to survive. A diamond is essentially highly concentrated carbon.” So it can't be that bad, can it?

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.

Eco-Friendly Cabinets

Canyon Creek and Armstrong are among the 90 cabinetmakers certified by the  Enivronmental Stewardship Program. Thanks to a new website, it’s much easier for homeowners to locate and purchase eco-friendly kitchen and ba

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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