Where Do VOCs Lurk In Your Home?

July 2, 2015 by  
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Volatile organic compounds (VOCs), found in many household products, contribute to poor indoor air quality. Where are they possibly lurking in your home? Check out this infographic to learn more, courtesy of CustomMade. Founded in 2009 with the…

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North Peak House Goes Above and Beyond Austin’s Green Building Standard

December 19, 2013 by  
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The two-story North Peak House is located at the edge of a neighborhood bordered by sloping woodlands on the south and an open field to the north. Built with regionally sourced limestone, on-site boulders and sustainably-sourced wood, the home is situated for passive solar design and it utilizes deep overhangs for shading, operable windows for natural ventilation, and it’s heated and cooled with geothermal heat pumps. The owners are both professors at the University of Texas and one of them used the house as a research lab to learn more about healthy indoor air quality in homes. Working with Furman + Keil , she scrutinized each product to ensure that nothing harmful would come into her home. The project received 207 out of 165 points through the Austin Energy Green Building program and it eschews VOCs, formaldehyde and carpeting. Local and sustainably sourced products are used throughout including bamboo flooring, concrete & recycled glass countertops, reclaimed wood, and sustainably harvested decking. A high-reflectance standing seam metal roof is prepped for the addition of a photovoltaic system, and the envelope was tightly sealed and insulated to minimize energy loss. + Furman + Keil Architects Images ©Casey Dunn Photography        

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Vali Homes Creates Hip Net-Zero Energy Home for the Arizona Desert

October 14, 2013 by  
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Read the rest of Vali Homes Creates Hip Net-Zero Energy Home for the Arizona Desert Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “energy efficiency” , 180 degrees , austin trautman , blown-in cellulose insulation , colab studios , desert living , eps insulation , foam roof , fresh air circulation , green housing phoenix , green single-family house , indoor air quality , matthew salenger , net-zero house , passive solar design , phoenix , rigid insulation , vali homes        

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Policy and incentives drive energy efficiency retrofits

December 4, 2012 by  
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Programs and policies rewarding the most efficient buildlngs can also have the effect of educating companies on their buildings' effects on the environment as well. 

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What can Hong Kong teach China about urban sustainability?

December 3, 2012 by  
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Given what has worked in Hong Kong and the looming challenges the city faces, the private sector is well-positioned to provide leadership in creating a more holistic view.

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Edmonton Airport’s Beautiful New Living Green Wall Works To Clean The Air

May 23, 2012 by  
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Green Ring concept monitors indoor air quality and purifies it

March 15, 2010 by  
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Eco Factor: Concept air purifier monitors and removes pollutants. The Green Ring is the brainchild of designers Park Jun Seok and Kwon Hye Rim and has been designed to keep tabs on the air you breathe and help purify it as well

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Office Depot Kicks Off Small Business ‘Green Office Makeover’ Contest

March 12, 2010 by  
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Companies in the greater Miami area can win a $4,000 greening package as part of an effort to raise awareness about green office practices among small and medium businesses.

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P&G Reformulating Herbal Essences to Limit Toxins

March 12, 2010 by  
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Procter & Gamble is reformulating its Herbal Essences shampoos to reduce the amount of a carcinogenic chemical in them.  

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