Linoleum is a sustainable flooring solution created using natural renewable raw ingredients, and Armstrong's Linoleum with Naturcote is Leed compliant and FloorScore certified. This product combines the timeless beauty of one of the most sustainable flooring products with the superior performance of Armstrong's low maintenance coating.
Trex wood alternative decking, fencing, and railings come in a broad range of colors and styles, are durable, and long lasting. While Trex may have a greater up front investment than that of a wood deck, down the line, it saves money as it requires low maintenance and never needs painted or stained
Trex Company is the largest manufacturer of wood alternative decking, fencing, and railing. Trex products are made of 50% wood fiber and 50% polyethylene. Most of this material comes from recovered plastic grocery bags, plastic film, and waste wood fiber that would have otherwise ended up in landfills.
Trex Company is the largest manufacturer of wood alternative decking, fencing, and railing. 95% of their products are made from recycled materials, including plastic shopping bags, reclaimed wood, and sawdust.
Trex Seclusion fencing is made of 50% reclaimed wood fiber and 50% polyethlene. This durable and long lasting fence requires little maintenance and is available in several colors. Trex Seclusions is wind load certified for up to 110 mph.
Armstrong has a vinyl flooring product for every home and every personality and each are made in the USA, are tough and durable, and stand the test of time. Armstrong's ToughGuard layers will not rip tear or gouge and Armstrong's vinyl sheet flooring products are FloorScore Certified for better indoor air quality.
This detailed checklist can be used to determine if health symptoms experienced at home are the result of indoor air quality problems, help you to isolate possible sources, and evaluate your home for potential problems even when health symptoms are not present.
Armstrong's award-winning technology creates stunningly realistic-looking floor designs that guard against common household stains and are guaranteed not to rip, tear, gouge or indent. Armstrong's Stratamax flooring is also FloorScore certified and will not affect your home's indoor air quality.
New research suggests that indoor houseplants can help remove air-borne toxins and carbon dioxide. 87% of air-borne toxic gases emitted from paints, tobacco smoke, synthetic upholstery, and carpets can be removed by houseplants.
Not all products that are labeled as green or eco-friendly really are. Use the tips provided to help you determine if a company is trying to put an eco-spin on products that are not really environmentally friendly.
Due to toxins contained in cleaning products, paint, and in other items found in the home, the EPA estimates that indoor air quality is form 5 to 10 times more polluted than the air outside. NASA, in a study on house plants, found that indoor plants can remove toxins and help purify indoor air.
The Blu Evolution, modular home is a beautiful green home suitable for a single family home, vacation home, or a retirement home. Blu Homes are both healthy to live in and eco-friendly, as they are built with the highest green...
The Blu Origin, modular home is a beautiful green home, suitable for a small single family home, vacation home, or an addition. Blu Homes are both healthy to live in and eco-friendly, as they are built with the highest green...
Andersen was the first window, door and skylight manufacturer with Green Seal certified products and Andersen was one of the first window companies in the nation to meet Energy Star performance requirements in all geographical regions.
The Blu Balance, modular home is a beautiful green home suitable for a single family home, vacation home, or a retirement home. Blu Homes are both healthy to live in and eco-friendly, as they are built with the highest green...
The Blu Element, modular home is a beautiful green home suitable for a single family home, vacation home, or a retirement home. Blu Homes are both healthy to live in and eco-friendly, as they are built with the highest green standards. The Blu Element uses an open floor plan for a spacious feel.
The Blu Glidehouse, modular home, is a beautiful green home suitable for a large single-family residence, or a vacation or retirement home. Blu homes are healthy to live in and eco-friendly as they are built with the highest green standards....
You've decided that a composting toilet is the right choice for your home, cottage, cabin, pool cabana or work shop, but you need help in determining what type to choose. This buying guide leads you through 40 questions that will help with that decision.
From energy efficiency and durability to low maintenance, Andersen designs and builds windows and patio doors that are among the best-performing products in the industry. Whether you're replacing old window, remodeling your home or building new, Andersen has your answers about how to achieve the windows and doors of your dreams.
Requiring little to no water, composting toilet systems can provide a solution to sanitation in unsewered rural areas. Lake cottages are a popular application of composting toilets, but there are many other places where Santerra Green is the economical and environment-friendly sanitation solution.
BioLet unites the natural composting process with advanced Swedish technology to accelerate and optimize biological decomposition, evaporate excess liquid and exhaust odors all within an elegant bathroom fixture that is easy to use, simple to install and economical to operate.
Composting toilets allow for the recycling of valuable plant nutrients by producing a soil-like supplement and can be used anywhere a flush toilet can be used, but composting toilets are also well suited to to locations where flush toilets are not feasible.
Composting is simply nature's method of renewing and preserving itself and Santerra Green Composting Toilet Systems help nature's proven method by reducing and recycling waste into natural compost, while using little or no water in the process.
You cannot get any more environmentally friendly than a waterless composting toilet. Composting is nature's method of renewing itself by reducing and recycling waste into natural compost, while using little or no water in the process.
Andersen puts the energy saving features you need on virtually any size, shape or combination of windows you could want. The EcoExcel Energy Performance Package is available on 22 distinctly different styles of windows and patio doors with a extensive selection of exterior colors and wood interiors.
Envirolet Vacuum Flush system combines a vacuum flush toilet with a composting toilet system. The Envirolet VF is ideal for your cottage, cabin, home, pool cabana, work shop, garage, farm or anywhere a conventional toilet system is not feasible or undesirable.
Saving energy and money in your home doesn't need to be a huge investment of time and money. Use the no-cost and low-cost tips provided to lower energy use, while still maintaining your home's comfort.
The easiest and least expensive way to remove dust and contaminants from your home and improve indoor air quality is by changing your furnace filter regularly. In addition, running your furnace fan continuously can improve indoor air quality.
The WhisperGreen ceiling mounted model features built-in intelligence called SmartFlow. Basically, when the fan faces static pressure, it automatically speeds up to ensure the desired CFM (cubic feet per minute) is achieved.
The Y8150 Fresh Air Ventilation System from Honeywell provides optimal ventilation for improved indoor air quality at an affordable price for your home. A set it and forget it program calculates the amount of ventilation needed in your home based on your custom settings.
Excessive humidity is the most dangerous humidity condition for homes in any climate. Excess humidity provides the perfect senario for the growth of mold and dust mites, and adds to wood rot and material degradation. Low humidity usually occurs in the winter months, causing dry itchy skin, nose bleeds, and a sensitivity to chills and drafts.
A rain garden is a shallow depression in your yard or by a drain spout used to collect runoff from your roof or other area of your yard. Planted with native wetland plants and shrubs, these gardens collect and filter rain water that would otherwise be lost to runoff.
Businesses, citizens, and political leaders are increasingly recognizing the need to adopt a less costly, more environmentally sound approach to development that emphasizes well-designed mixed use, walkable communities that better integrate where we live, work, and shop.
In response to the increasing demand for safer, greener, more livable communities, the Departments of Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and the Environmental Protection Agency formed the interagency Partnership for Sustainable Communities. This document discusses the achievements of the Partnership's first year.
Despite the importance of wetlands to sustainable communities, the United States loses about 60,000 acres of this watershed feature each year. This document details case studies of 3 communities that realized the benefits of these fragile ecosystems and the steps they took to protect them.
The average American family wastes nearly $150 per year on energy costs. The low-cost and no-cost ideas in this fact sheet can help save energy and money on your home's energy costs, while still maintaining comfort.
Use this home energy worksheet to calculate if your home's systems are running efficiently. This worksheet from Great Lakes Home Performance will help you analyse if your systems are working properly, and provides useful tips for improvement.
Download this guide to determine your HHI, or home heating index--a measure of your home's energy intensity. Homes with an HHI of 2-8 are pretty efficient with little room for improvement, 9-13 is average with some room for improvement, 14-20 is inefficient, over 20 is a very inefficient older home with many "opportunities."
Many commercial household cleaners contain toxic chemicals that can affect indoor air quality. This guide shows you how to use safer alternatives to commercial cleaning products using common household products.
Air leakage accounts for 20 to 40% of the energy used for heating and cooling and also reduces the effectiveness of other energy saving measures. Air sealing the building envelope can provide improved comfort, improved indoor air quality, and lower your home's energy costs.
Use this guide from organicARCHITECT to create a teenage retreat that is both trendy and eco-friendly. This room features salvaged wood for stairs and flooring, low VOC paint, task lighting, and much more.