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…

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…

10 Ways to Make Your Kitchen More Resource Efficient

Windows and skylights are the most energy-efficient method of clearing vapors and indoor air toxins from your kitchen. With enough openings, placed for cross and stack ventilation, you can run your exhaust fan only to evacuate the heaviest cooking odors. More…

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…