Green Homes

The ins and outs of green construction and natural building, with specifics on solar design, home insulation and more.

Icicles: How We Stopped Them and the Heat Loss that Caused Them, Part 2

By Adam D. Bearup

Most ice build up on roofs in the winter time are caused by specific circumstances. This project that we just completed had ice build up from the day it was built. Although the builder did a good job of insulating, he missed one key element, which you will read about here.


Sustainable Flooring Options

By Kari Klaus

How to choose a sustainable flooring product. Review of sustainable flooring used over time and links to more material choices.


Water Catchment on the Suburban Frontier

By Jan Spencer

Catching and storing rainwater is one of the most important tasks on the suburban frontier for "green preparedness." It's a great way to build "home economics" and connect more closely with taking care of basic needs.


Just How Green is Green Building Anyway?

By James White

Some businesses toss around the word "green" to be hip and fit, but the question is just how green are their products and buildings anyways? Let's take a closer look.


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The Earth Shelter

By Douglas Stevenson

The "Earth Shelter" at The Farm Community in Tennessee combines the geothermal properties of the earth with solar design to produce a very energy efficient home.


Is the Future of the Fridge a Connected One?

By Jennifer Tuohy

New Energy Star standards not only raise the bar for energy efficiency in refrigeration, but they also introduce, for the first time, the idea that putting Wi-Fi into a fridge can help with energy savings.


Weighing the Switch to LED Lighting

By Sommer Poquette

When choosing light bulbs for the home, a close look shows that the most eco-friendly choice - LED light bulbs - can also result in the greatest long-term cost savings.


How Your Business Can Go Green Without Going Bust

By James White

Learn about five easy ways for companies to help the environment by implementing a few simple changes to their building and operations.