Even the cleanest household can have the occasional unwanted visitors, but fortunately you don’t need a cloud of hazardous chemicals to get rid of pests like bugs and rodents. You can tackle the problem with some preventative maintenance combined with less toxic alternatives to nasty bug sprays and poisons.
Part of a home’s environmental footprint is its design, but its location is crucial too – a home that minimizes the need for driving will always be “greener”. Fortunately, you can also save a huge amount of money by cutting your automobile commuting.
The Timeless Material Co., based in Ontario, Canada, specializes in salvaged and reclaimed building materials. Reusing and re-purposing old materials is a great way to reduce a home’s environmental footprint while adding a dose of truly unique style.
Natural cork stoppers for wine bottles are making a big-time comeback. Synthetic cork stoppers and screw-top bottles have become increasingly common over the last decade, but now winemakers are returning to traditional corks – much to the delight of environmentalists.
Cree, Inc., already an industry leader in LED technology, has raised the bar even further with its new TrueWhite bulb. The TrueWhite uses just a fraction of the electricity consumed by an incandescent or fluorescent bulb; it casts an exceptionally bright, warm light; and it’s even compatible with dimmable fixtures.
Smart design and environmentally friendly homes are a match made in heaven. With Green Interior Design, author Lori Dennis offers clear, practical advice for transforming your house into a modern, stylish, and healthy home.
AA and AAA batteries have countless uses around the home – – and as a result, countless dead batteries end up in landfills each year. “Low Self-Discharge” rechargeable batteries like the Sanyo’s Eneloop offer better performance in your gadgets than other rechargeables – and they stay out of the trash can.
Abbreviations, anagrams, and technical jargon can make the world of energy efficient design look like a puddle of alphabet soup. But fear not — in plain language, here’s a glossary of some commonly-heard terms, and what they mean to you. [Click title image to read more…]
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