Building

How to Make a Period Property More Energy Efficient

August 22, 2017

Period properties are beautiful, but they can also be problematic. Modern building methods are very different and we don’t have to contend with issues such as lead paint or asbestos when buying a modern home. A ZOTApro certification will teach you all you need to know about lead paint if you have an older home […]

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Toxic Construction Boosts the Need for Eco-Friendly Homes

March 21, 2011

Guest blog post by Krista Peterson, freelance writer Related Posts:No Related Posts Found! Go find some…

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The Plot to Save the Planet

June 26, 2008

I have been reading a brand new book by Brian Dumaine from Fortune and Time and other august establishments. It’s called The Plot to Save the Planet My first response to reading this was “Wow!” There are a lot of different organizations working from many different angles trying to come up with products ands methods […]

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Sustainable Architecture from the AIA

January 31, 2008

I said my next post was going to be on President Bush’s state of the union address, but it was so boring to listen to… But I did listen to public radio this morning: Earth and Sky was talking to R.K. Stewart. Stewart is the 2007 President of the AIA, the American Institute of Architects. […]

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Another Way to Use Solar Power

August 14, 2007

At home I have two rooms that have solar tubes come in and light up the rooms during the day. One is a small bathroom. The other is a family room with too few windows. The solar tubes are kind of like skylights except that the tubes bring the light to the room and the […]

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