Remodeling Your Kitchen: Why Go Green?

By Kirsten Ritchie

The kitchen is the most energy-intensive room in the house. Oversized and energy-inefficient appliances are the number-one problem with conventional kitchen remodels. More…

Creating a Safe, Healthy Room for Your Child

The emerging medical science of pediatric environmental health is finding that children are more susceptible to environmental hazards than adults. You can reduce the risks your children face with careful attention to their nursery’s design, materials, and maintenance. More…

Conserving Water: 5 Tips to help you cut consumption and costs.

By Greenhomeguide Staff

For many years, potable water was taken for granted. Utility rates did little to discourage wasteful water practices until about 15 years ago. That’s when prices began to rise, and they haven’t stopped. More…

Sustainable Homes Are Taking Over The Real Estate Market. If You’re a Realtor, Will You Be Ready?

By Kari Klaus, CEO and Founder of www.VivaGreenHomes.com So you’re a real estate agent and you just received a call from a homeowner who wants to sell their home. Yippee! Every real estate agent loves those phone calls, right? You arrive at the home to take a look and to get interviewed by the homeowner, but something is different. You had prepared a comparative market analysis and brought along all your marketing materials and ideas, but this interview is unlike any other you’ve ever had. More…

Residential Solar: Are You A Leader Or A Laggard?

The efficiency and cost effectiveness of residential solar is approaching a tipping point where homeowners should be asking themselves why they haven’t yet adopted the technology. More…

The Parent Trap: Avoid Mistakes in Nursery Projects By Following Three Basic Principles

By following these three basic principles, you will avoid the usual traps that well-meaning parents often fall into. More…

Selecting Green Paint

In-depth comparisons of latex, natural, and oil paints. This overview covers the environmental and health impacts associated with most types of paint on the market. More…

3 Tips for Buying Green Furniture

When shopping for furniture with the planet and your health in mind, weigh your priorities. Are you chemically sensitive? If so, among other concerns, you’ll need to find furniture with fewer bonding agents and reduced formaldehyde content. More…

Is Your Home Affecting Your Children’s Health?

By Leonardo Trasande, MD, MPP

Leonardo Trasande, MD, MPP, is assistant director of the Mount Sinai Center for Children’s Health and the Environment, the nation’s first academic research and policy center to examine the links between exposure to toxic pollutants and childhood illness. More…

A Homeowner’s Guide to Post Bubble Real Estate: Five Steps You Can Take to Better Protect Your #1 Investment

By Greenhomeguide Staff

Five Steps You Can Take to Better Protect Your #1 Investment More…