Make Floor Refinishing Greener and Safer

You can avoid exposure to toxic dust and fumes by using a good dust mask that filters out particulates and a respirator that filters out chemical emissions. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health recommends using a NIOSH-approved half-mask respirator. More…

Buyer’s Guide to Green Floor Materials

No flooring product has zero impact on our planet, but some materials are better than others. This buyer's guide will help you choose the most environmentally sound and healthy floor that meets your needs. More…

Get Optimal Performance from a Tankless Water Heater

Tankless water heaters have caught the eye of many homeowners lately—as a way to reduce the 19 percent of total home energy use consumed by water heating. More…

Buyer’s Guide to Green Insulation

This buyer’s guide compares and contrasts eight insulation materials (eg, cellulose, cotton, fiberglass, foam, etc) on their environmental and health qualities, and includes application tips. Use it to find the best insulation for your specific situation. More…

Choosing the Best Insulation Delivers Energy Savings

In-depth reviews of Cellulose, Cotton, Fiberglass, Foam, and Mineral Wool insulations. Helps you choose the best insulation for the job so you can boost the energy performance of your home and lessen its environmental impact. More…

5 Gorgeous Green Countertop Materials

People often think green design has to be boring. I always laugh when I hear that—some of the most unique, modern and cutting-edge materials are made of recycled glass, seed shells or recycled soda cans. More…

Buyer’s Guide to Green Countertop Materials

This buyer’s guide compares and contrasts countertop materials on their environmental and health qualities, and provides selection tips. Use it to find the best green countertop material for your home. More…

Elements of a Green Bathroom

Green materials and ecological design are the cutting-edge ways to implement sound health and hygiene practices, ensuring that clean water, clean air, and healthy habitats remain available for all species. More…

5 Tips for Choosing a Low-Flow Toilet

Whether your motivation is environmental responsibility, saving money, or meeting building codes, installing a more efficient toilet is an effective and easy way to upgrade your home. More…

Creating a Green Kitchen: From Resource Planning to Maintenance

The kitchen is the home’s work center and a top resource consumer. You can mitigate many of the kitchen’s environmental impacts—and provide a healthier environment for your household—by following these recommendations for the design, materials specification, construction process, and use of your kitchen. More…