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Armstrong Flooring: Linoleum with Naturcote

Armstrong Flooring: Linoleum with Naturcote

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.

Type: Brochure




Trex: Decking and Railing

Trex: Decking and Railing

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

Type: Catalog




ChoiceDek

ChoiceDek

ChoiceDek manufactures composite decking and railings and is a durable, long lasting alternative to conventional wood decking material.

Type: Brochure




Trex: How

Trex: How "Green" Outdoor Living Should Feel

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.

Type: Brochure




Trex: Welcome To Your Outdoor Home

Trex: Welcome To Your Outdoor Home

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.

Type: Brochure




Trex Seclusion: Privacy Fencing Solutions

Trex Seclusion: Privacy Fencing Solutions

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.

Type: Brochure




Armstrong Flooring: Vinyl Sheet Flooring

Armstrong Flooring: Vinyl Sheet Flooring

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.

Type: Brochure




Armstrong Flooring: Wooden Laminate

Armstrong Flooring: Wooden Laminate

Armstrong's wooden laminate flooring is guaranteed to be stain free, will not fade or show wear and will resist water damage. These floors are also sure to bring drama and sophistication to any room.

Type: Brochure




Indoor Air Quality Assessment Checklist

Indoor Air Quality Assessment Checklist

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.

Type: Fact Sheet




Decking Alternatives Cost Calculator

Decking Alternatives Cost Calculator

This cost calculator is designed to estimate the cost of environmentally preferable recycled plastic and plastic-wood composite lumber to conventional wood decking.

Type: Fact Sheet




Armstrong Flooring: Stratamax Vinyl Sheet Flooring

Armstrong Flooring: Stratamax Vinyl Sheet Flooring

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.

Type: Brochure




Houseplants-The Living Air Machine

Houseplants-The Living Air Machine

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.

Type: Fact Sheet




Terms For Your Eco-Friendly Vocabulary

Terms For Your Eco-Friendly Vocabulary

With so many green and sustainable terms being used, this fact sheet will help you understand the most common eco-friendly terms.

Type: Fact Sheet




Choosing The Right Green Product

Choosing The Right Green Product

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.

Type: Fact Sheet




Use Plants to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality

Use Plants to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality

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.

Type: Fact Sheet




Blu Evolution

Blu Evolution

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...

Type: Fact Sheet




Blu Origin

Blu Origin

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...

Type: Fact Sheet




Andersen Windows

Andersen Windows

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.

Type: Brochure




Building Green With Cork

Building Green With Cork

Cork is a 100% natural, renewable resource harvested from the bark of cork oak trees. Outer castings from the tree are harvested without harm to the trees.

Type: Fact Sheet




Andersen Patio Doors

Andersen Patio Doors

Low-E glass combats energy loss, the Perma-Shield system protects the exterior, and the only door in your home that can seal tighter than an Andersen patio door is the one on your refrigerator.

Type: Brochure




Blu Balance

Blu Balance

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...

Type: Fact Sheet




Blu Element

Blu Element

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.

Type: Fact Sheet




Blu Glidehouse

Blu Glidehouse

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....

Type: Fact Sheet




40 Questions to Ask When Choosing a Composting Toilet

40 Questions to Ask When Choosing a Composting Toilet

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.

Type: Fact Sheet




Andersen: Making Your Decisions Perfectly Clear

Andersen: Making Your Decisions Perfectly Clear

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.

Type: Brochure




Santerra Green: Environment-Friendly Sanitation

Santerra Green: Environment-Friendly Sanitation

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.

Type: Fact Sheet




BioLet Composting Toilets

BioLet Composting Toilets

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.

Type: Brochure




Composting Toilets: Questions and Answers

Composting Toilets: Questions and Answers

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.

Type: Fact Sheet




Santerra Green Composting Toilets

Santerra Green Composting Toilets

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.

Type: Brochure




Envirolet Composting Toilets

Envirolet Composting Toilets

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.

Type: Brochure




Andersen Window's EcoExcel Energy Performance Package

Andersen Window's EcoExcel Energy Performance Package

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.

Type: Brochure




Envirolet Vacuum Flush Composting Toilet System

Envirolet Vacuum Flush Composting Toilet System

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.

Type: Brochure




Low or No Cost Energy Saving Tips

Low or No Cost Energy Saving Tips

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.

Type: Fact Sheet




Indoor Air Quality: Dust and Contaminants

Indoor Air Quality: Dust and Contaminants

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.

Type: Fact Sheet




Panasonic WhsiperGreen Bath Fan

Panasonic WhsiperGreen Bath Fan

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.

Type: Fact Sheet




Smart Growth is Smart Economics

Smart Growth is Smart Economics

Smart growth, the alternative to sprawl, offers benefits for businesses, governments, taxpayers, and individuals and offers significant opportunities for sustainable economic development.

Type: White Paper




Honeywell Ventilation Controller

Honeywell Ventilation Controller

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.

Type: Fact Sheet




Indoor Air Quality: Humidity

Indoor Air Quality: Humidity

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.

Type: Fact Sheet




Build Your Own Rain Garden

Build Your Own Rain Garden

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.

Type: Guide




Sustainable Communities: Building for the Future of the Greater Richmond Region

Sustainable Communities: Building for the Future of the Greater Richmond Region

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.

Type: White Paper




Partnership for Sustainable Communities

Partnership for Sustainable Communities

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.

Type: White Paper




Sustainable Communities: Putting Wetlands to Work in Your Watershed

Sustainable Communities: Putting Wetlands to Work in Your Watershed

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.

Type: Case Study




101 Easy Ways To Save Energy

101 Easy Ways To Save Energy

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.

Type: Fact Sheet




Use Compact Fluorescent Lights to Save Money

Use Compact Fluorescent Lights to Save Money

Compact Fluorescent Lights (CFL) provide the same light levels at a lower operating and maintenance cost. CFLs use 25% less energy than an incandescent bulb and last 5 to 15% longer.

Type: Fact Sheet




Home Energy Worksheet

Home Energy Worksheet

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.

Type: Guide




Home Energy Worksheet

Home Energy Worksheet

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."

Type: Guide




Eco-Cleaning Guide

Eco-Cleaning Guide

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.

Type: Guide




Air Sealing: Building Envelope Improvement

Air Sealing: Building Envelope Improvement

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.

Type: Fact Sheet




Eco Room: A Teenage Retreat

Eco Room: A Teenage Retreat

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.

Type: Guide




Buying Guide-Microwaves

Buying Guide-Microwaves

Most new models of microwaves perform so well, that they often take the place of other traditional cooking appliances. Microwaves are safe, fast, and efficient.

Type: Guide




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