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

November 2008

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Colorful, Comfortable Cork

Though bamboo has been touted lately as the renewable material of choice in green construction, there’s another sustainable material fashionably making its way into the eco-friendly limelight: cork.

Which Wood Works Best?

When it comes to building materials, it can often seem like there are a million different product choices out there. But sometimes you know what you want for certain applications such as siding, flooring or trim — and that’s real wood. You may want it for the natural beauty and warmth it provides, or perhaps it happens to be the most environmentally friendly choice for certain applications, or maybe it’s just what best fits your budget.

Recyclable Homes

Each year, more than 100 million tons of building-related construction and demolition debris are sent to landfills in the United States, according to the Environmental Protection Agency.

Six Green Strategies for Selling Your Home

Let’s face it. This is not an easy time to sell a house. Improving your home’s energy efficiency is always a good idea, but when you’re getting ready to sell, a few simple, green fix-ups could help put a sold sign on your lawn.

Fireplaces As Art

These aren’t your grandfather’s fireplaces. Less than 9 inches deep and featuring minimalist, lightweight designs with natural black granite or limestone finishes, the X-Fires vent-free gas fireplaces from Lennox are designed for installation in apartments or areas of the home where it’s not possible to install a traditional fireplace, such as in a kitchen or home theater.

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