Green Home Guide roundup: Deck furniture, cooling tips and green remodeling

On Fridays, USGBC shares green home-related content curated from around the web. If you see a great article on aspects of environmentally friendly home living such as green building, renovation, energy use or cleaning, please send it our way.

  • Trex Furniture put together a cool infographic on the benefits of using eco-friendly outdoor furniture on their Living Outdoors blog. Compare the benefits of high-density polyethylene (HDPE) lumber, aluminum and bamboo for deck chairs and tables.
  • Besides blasting the air conditioning—which uses a ton of energy—what can you do to help your home stay cool during the hot summer months? The Art of Manliness blog offers tips in "How to Keep Your House Cool (Without Cranking the A/C)." 
  • Doing a green home renovation can be challenging. Susannah Shmurak discusses "5 Ways to Green Your Remodel" on the Eartheasy blog, including materials concerns, alternative energy sources and smart landscape design. 


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