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Setting Up a Home Office: Making Environmental Choices

Setting Up a Home Office: Making Environmental Choices

The day to day choices you make about office supplies and equipment in your home office have a big impact on the environment. By purchasing energy efficient equipment, recharging batteries, using recycled paper, or refurbishing your existing office furniture, you can make a big difference by conserving resources and reducing waste.

Type: White Paper




Greening Your Home Office: 102 Tips to a More Eco-Friendly Home Office

Greening Your Home Office: 102 Tips to a More Eco-Friendly Home Office

Making eco-friendly choices in your home office can help you save energy and conserve resources.

Type: Fact Sheet




Do It Yourself Recipes For Eco-Friendly Cleaning

Do It Yourself Recipes For Eco-Friendly Cleaning

Most commercially produced cleaning products contain a variety of solvents and artificial fragrances. There are many natural alternatives that are just as effective for cleaning, without the added chemicals and fragrances.

Type: White Paper




Providing Eco-Friendly Cabinets For The Home

Providing Eco-Friendly Cabinets For The Home

Berth Cabinet Mfg. creates cabinets for the home that are constructed with both quality and the environment in mind.

Type: Fact Sheet




It's Easy To Add  Ecofriendly Cabinets To Your Kitchen

It's Easy To Add Ecofriendly Cabinets To Your Kitchen

Whether purchasing cabinets for a new home or remodeling your existing kitchen, look for eco-friendly cabinets.

Type: White Paper




Performance Toilets

Performance Toilets

Kohler offers high efficiency toilet models that utilize only 1.28. gallons of water per flush. This can save thousands of gallons of water per year.

Type: Guide




weeHouse Tall

weeHouse Tall

The weeHouse Tall was inspired by sustainable building principles such as building small and efficiently. The weeHouse Tall offers a 'big house' feel by incorporating floor-to-ceiling glass, open kitchen designs, and built in cabinetry.

Type: Fact Sheet




IceStone

IceStone

Made from 100% recycled glass in a cement mix, Icestone materials are a sustainable choice for your home.

Type: Brochure




weeHouse Four Square

weeHouse Four Square

The weeHouse Four Square was inspired by sustainable building principles such as building small and efficiently. The weeHouse Four Square offers a 'big house' feel by incorporating floor-to-ceiling glass, open kitchen designs, and built in cabinetry.

Type: Fact Sheet




A Green Home Checklist

A Green Home Checklist

Reviewing your present or future home with the principles of green living in mind will help you make more informed choices about home purchase or potential improvements. This checklist will assist you in your green review.

Type: Fact Sheet




weeHouse Pair

weeHouse Pair

The weeHouse Pair was inspired by sustainable building principles such as building small and efficiently. The weeHouse Pair offers a 'big house' feel by incorporating floor-to-ceiling glass, open kitchen designs, and built in cabinetry.

Type: Fact Sheet




IceStone Care and Maintenance Guide

IceStone Care and Maintenance Guide

IceStone surfaces are made of 100% recycled glass in a cement mix. While IceStone is extremely durable, it does require specific maintenance.

Type: Guide




Richlite fsc

Richlite fsc

Richlite fsc is a wood based fiber and plastic composite, a durable choice for eco-friendly countertops. Richlite fsc is Forest Stewardship Council Certified.

Type: Fact Sheet




Countertop Performance Guide

Countertop Performance Guide

Use this handy chart form EcoHome Improvement to compare countertop performance and cost.

Type: Guide




PaperStone: The Countertop with a Conscience

PaperStone: The Countertop with a Conscience

PaperStone is made form 100% post-consumer recycled paper and petro-free resins. PaperStone is ideal for countertops, cutting boards, and many other residential and commercial applications.

Type: Brochure




Straw Bale Construction

Straw Bale Construction

Stucco-covered straw bales offer a thick wall system which is durable, healthy, and fire and pest-resistant and can be an alternative to stick-frame construction for building highly insulating walls.

Type: Fact Sheet




A Factsheet from Austin Energy's Green Building Program: Deck Lumber Alternatives

A Factsheet from Austin Energy's Green Building Program: Deck Lumber Alternatives

Decks built of the most popular wood products, treated yellow pine, cedar or redwood, require extensive annual maintenance to keep them looking good and structurally sound. You can save yourself all that money on cleaner and sealer and all that time in maintenance by choosing a no maintenance deck material.

Type: Fact Sheet




Squak Mountain Stone

Squak Mountain Stone

Squak Mountain Stone is a paper and cement composite, an eco-friendly choice for countertops and other applications. Roughly 51.5% of Squak Mountain Stone is comprised of recycled consumer and industrial materials.

Type: Fact Sheet




Home Building in a Hot Climate

Home Building in a Hot Climate

Building a home in a hot climate that is more comfortable for the occupants, easier on the environment and more economical to live in, takes some special considerations.

Type: Fact Sheet




The Pros and Cons of Countertop Materials

The Pros and Cons of Countertop Materials

There is no perfect countertop material, as every product has its pros and cons. Learning about the countertop products and materials available will help aid in the selection of the right countertop for you home.

Type: Fact Sheet




A Factsheet from Austin Energy's Green Building Program: Lawn Care

A Factsheet from Austin Energy's Green Building Program: Lawn Care

Using green principles in lawn care can make a significant impact on both our environment and our water bills. Green lawn care principles can also aid in energy conservation and reduce the need for chemicals and fertilizer.

Type: Fact Sheet




The Greenest Square Foot Is The One You Don't Build

The Greenest Square Foot Is The One You Don't Build

The weeHouse was inspired by sustainable building principles such as building small and efficiently. The weeHouse offers a 'big house' feel by incorporating floor-to-ceiling glass, open kitchen designs, and built in cabinetry.

Type: Guide




A Factsheet from Austin Energy's Green Building Program: Basic Structural Insulated Panels

A Factsheet from Austin Energy's Green Building Program: Basic Structural Insulated Panels

Structural Insulated Panels are a direct substitute for wood framing and infill insulation and offer considerable energy and resource conserving advantages.

Type: Fact Sheet




weeHouse Studio

weeHouse Studio

The weeHouse Studio was inspired by sustainable building principles such as building small and efficiently. The weeHouse Studio offers a 'big house' feel by incorporating floor-to-ceiling glass, open kitchen designs, and built in cabinetry.

Type: Fact Sheet




Countertop Selection Guide

Countertop Selection Guide

There are many eco-friendly countertops to choose from in a wide variety of materials. The ideal countertop for your kitchen will depend on your style, cooking needs, and the maintenance it requires.

Type: Guide




A Factsheet from Austin Energy's Green Building Program: Low and No-VOC Paints

A Factsheet from Austin Energy's Green Building Program: Low and No-VOC Paints

Paint choice should high on the list when building a green home. While paint color and finish have a major impact on the overall aesthetics of a space, the paint itself may have a major negative impact on the healthfulness of a home.

Type: Fact Sheet




EcoHome Countertop Cataloque

EcoHome Countertop Cataloque

There are many new eco-friendly countertops on the market. This fact sheet from EcoHome Improvement provides detailed descriptions of each type of eco-friendly countertops.

Type: Catalog




IECC Compliance Guide For Homes New Jersey

IECC Compliance Guide For Homes New Jersey

This guide will provide insulating recommendations, required U-Factors for windows, skylights, and doors, as well as the R-value requirements for walls and foundations, based upon the 2009 IECC requirements for your climate zone.

Type: Guide




Surface Beauty

Surface Beauty

With many new and innovative products and designs, choosing an eco-friendly countertop for your home can be an easy decision. Today's eco-friendly countertops are made of everything from recycled aluminum to discarded stemware.

Type: White Paper




Green Building Glossary

Green Building Glossary

If you have ever wondered about the meaning of some of the terms in green building literature, this 26 page document will provide you with an comprehensive, A to Z glossary of terms and acronyms.

Type: Fact Sheet




What is Nature’s Carpet?

What is Nature’s Carpet?

Introduced in 1992, Nature's Carpet is an eco-friendly and sustainable wool carpeting. The company designed their carpets to be biodegradable as well.

Type: Fact Sheet




IECC Compliance Guide For Homes in the District  of Columbia

IECC Compliance Guide For Homes in the District of Columbia

This guide will provide insulating recommendations, required U-Factors for windows, skylights, and doors, as well as the R-value requirements for walls and foundations, based upon the 2009 IECC requirements for your climate zone.

Type: Guide




IECC Compliance Guide For Homes Wisconsin

IECC Compliance Guide For Homes Wisconsin

This guide will provide insulating recommendations, required U-Factors for windows, skylights, and doors, as well as the R-value requirements for walls and foundations, based upon the 2009 IECC requirements for your climate zone.

Type: Guide




Plyboo Bamboo

Plyboo Bamboo

Plyboo plywood is made form 100% rapidly renewable bamboo, using adhesives that are strong and low-emitting.

Type: Brochure




Amazing Countertops

Amazing Countertops

If your looking for countertops that will make a dramatic statement, consider products made of glass, paper, bamboo, or scrap metal.

Type: White Paper




Why Do I Need A Water Softener?

Why Do I Need A Water Softener?

This hard water produces scale and over time scale build up cuts down on the efficiency of water using appliances (water heaters, dishwasher, and washing machines), by clogging plumbing pipes and fixtures. A water softener eliminates the effects of hard water by removing the calcium and magnesium found in the water.

Type: Brochure




IECC Compliance Guide For Homes Virginia

IECC Compliance Guide For Homes Virginia

This guide will provide insulating recommendations, required U-Factors for windows, skylights, and doors, as well as the R-value requirements for walls and foundations, based upon the 2009 IECC requirements for your climate zone.

Type: Guide




IECC Compliance Guide For Homes Texas

IECC Compliance Guide For Homes Texas

This guide will provide insulating recommendations, required U-Factors for windows, skylights, and doors, as well as the R-value requirements for walls and foundations, based upon the 2009 IECC requirements for your climate zone.

Type: Guide




IECC Compliance Guide For Homes Tennessee

IECC Compliance Guide For Homes Tennessee

This guide will provide insulating recommendations, required U-Factors for windows, skylights, and doors, as well as the R-value requirements for walls and foundations, based upon the 2009 IECC requirements for your climate zone.

Type: Guide




IECC Compliance Guide For Homes Missouri

IECC Compliance Guide For Homes Missouri

This guide will provide insulating recommendations, required U-Factors for windows, skylights, and doors, as well as the R-value requirements for walls and foundations, based upon the 2009 IECC requirements for your climate zone.

Type: Guide




IECC Compliance Guide For Homes Pennsylvania

IECC Compliance Guide For Homes Pennsylvania

This guide will provide insulating recommendations, required U-Factors for windows, skylights, and doors, as well as the R-value requirements for walls and foundations, based upon the 2009 IECC requirements for your climate zone.

Type: Guide




10 Ways to Save Energy and Other Stuff, Too

10 Ways to Save Energy and Other Stuff, Too

Conservation and efficiency are the most effective ways to reduce energy use.

Type: Fact Sheet




Think: Water Softeners

Think: Water Softeners

Hard water is water that contains naturally occurring minerals, such as calcium and magnesium. These minerals in the hard water can cause problems in your home, including scale built up in plumbing pipes and water using appliances. By softening water you can improve the efficiency of water heaters, and other water using appliances.

Type: Fact Sheet




Independent Study: Softeners Among 'Very Best' Household Energy Savers

Independent Study: Softeners Among 'Very Best' Household Energy Savers

In recent studies, by Battelle Memorial Institute, an independent testing and research facility, water softeners where found to help preserve the efficiency of water heaters, major appliances, and keep showerheads and faucets unclogged.

Type: Research




IECC Compliance Guide For Homes South Carolina

IECC Compliance Guide For Homes South Carolina

This guide will provide insulating recommendations, required U-Factors for windows, skylights, and doors, as well as the R-value requirements for walls and foundations, based upon the 2009 IECC requirements for your climate zone.

Type: Guide




IECC Compliance Guide For Homes West Virginia

IECC Compliance Guide For Homes West Virginia

This guide will provide insulating recommendations, required U-Factors for windows, skylights, and doors, as well as the R-value requirements for walls and foundations, based upon the 2009 IECC requirements for your climate zone.

Type: Guide




IECC Compliance Guide For Homes North Carolina

IECC Compliance Guide For Homes North Carolina

This guide will provide insulating recommendations, required U-Factors for windows, skylights, and doors, as well as the R-value requirements for walls and foundations, based upon the 2009 IECC requirements for your climate zone.

Type: Guide




Choosing a Green Building Professional

Choosing a Green Building Professional

Questions you should ask these green building professionals and the steps you should take to choose the designer or builder who is right for you are the same no matter where you live.

Type: Fact Sheet




Deconstruction: The First Step in “Green” Home Building or Renovation

Deconstruction: The First Step in “Green” Home Building or Renovation

Deconstruction involves systematically disassembling and saving as many of a structure's components as possible for recycling.

Type: Fact Sheet




A Factsheet from Austin Energy's Green Building Program: Cooling System

A Factsheet from Austin Energy's Green Building Program: Cooling System

Proper sizing and maintenance of your HVAC system is essential for occupant comfort and energy efficiency.

Type: Fact Sheet




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