Designing and building an eco house, or renovating your property to make it more energy efficient is a great way to cut down on bills, and not to mention great fun! More and more people are looking to build their own property today, and the number renovating in an effort to save [...]
Image credit: ZinCo Both green roofs and solar panels have many significant benefits on their own. One study indicated...
Tokelau, a small group of Pacific atolls off the coast of New Zealand, is well on its way to becoming the world’s...
Having a well-insulated home is not only a great way to live toward a greener ideal, but to also save yourself some...
It seems we are finally living in a time where pretty much the whole of society is aware of the importance of preserving the environment through better use of the Earthís limited resources. Almost every company is making an effort to reduce their impact on the atmosphere, and this is [...]Read more ›
If you’re building a home and are looking for a classic, lasting, look for your project, you’ve probably considered salvaged and reclaimed wood to create your masterpiece. There are a number of advantages to using this type of lumber: it’s had years to dry and is less likely to warp [...]Read more ›
Every caring parent understands that safety of the kid’s room is the first and most important factor of home design. Unprotected child’s body is exposed to the harmful effects of various toxins, radiation and bacteria. Our goal is to make the interior most eco friendly and diminish the dangerous effects [...]Read more ›
Living off the grid, away from power lines, requires setting up a self-sustaining electrical system. If wanting freedom from the power company, there are three basic ways to generate your own home electricity. Solar Electrical Systems Photovoltaic (PV) cell technology, most commonly referred to as solar panels, converts [...]Read more ›
No, your mind is not playing tricks on you — it is definitely getting hotter. That’s right, summer is right around the corner, and staying cool is going to be the mission of many residents. But, staying cool this summer doesn’t necessarily mean you have to pay a fortune in [...]Read more ›
Trying to change your shopping habits can be an uphill struggle these days with the growing prevalence of ‘greenwashing’ and the already astounding array of products in all markets. Add this problem to the DIY sector and you find an area in which most people know even less about; when [...]Read more ›