We’re building a prefab home in Puerto Rico. How can we keep it cool without central AC?

— June Vazquez, Aguadilla, Puerto Rico

Answered by Mark Schrieber on August 25, 2009

Can you recommend affordable green kitchen cabinets, flooring, and countertops?

— Ann Wylie, Colorado Springs, CO

Answered by Cynthia Phakos on November 26, 2008

Should we install cork flooring in our moisture-prone basement?

— Jennifer Krentz, Mount Prospect, IL

Answered by Shannon Demma on October 20, 2008