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samso island

Have you ever heard of a Danish island called Samsø? Neither had I, but you’d like it. The island is known for its strawberry picking, potatoes, and the tiny little fact that they are completely Carbon Neutral.  Naturally, this little island off the coast of Denmark has started to attract global attention. It doesn’t look [continue reading...]

planter box and trellis system

Green roofs are one of the hottest concepts in sustainable living today, but they are not without problems – one of the most serious being, if you try to add one onto a preexisting structure, you run the risk of damaging the building due to all the excess weight. Soil + water = very, very [continue reading...]


Not Such Obvious Benefits of Oil Boilers

oil water boiler

What are oil boilers? Oil-burning heating systems use oil to warm your home. Just as a gas boiler or a water heater use gasoline and water, respectively, as the fuel source, this kind of boiler relies on oil. The oil is made into a spray when it is pushed through a narrow nozzle, and then [continue reading...]


Top 4 Eco-Friendly Roof Trends for 2014

(Photo courtesy of CertainTeed Corporation)

This year’s roofing trends put more emphasis on green building materials, earthy and nature-inspired roof shingles, and roofing styles that feature arches and curves to allow for different architectural finishing textures. The 2013 roofing trends demonstrate that the roofing industry is keeping pace with green technology while also appealing to younger homebuyers who are looking [continue reading...]

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window film

Windows can be both a blessing and a curse. Windows serve as both a means of escape and a way to enjoy the outdoors from within the home. Unfortunately the glass also provides a weakness in the insulation of your home. The glass allows heat, light, and chill to seep into the home. This could [continue reading...]

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Solar energy, more commonly defined by the energy geeks as “radiant light and heat from the sun”, continues to be harnessed for energy production. As you may be aware, most accountable renewable energy invokes the following: Solar Radiation Wind Power Wave Power Hydroelectricity Biomass The problem is, only a fraction of the radiation gathered from the [continue reading...]


One of the best perks of making your home more green is that it makes a ton of financial sense.  Windy, rainy and cool weather is already here.  For the amount of money you may spend on candy and Halloween decorations this year you could winterize your home, reduce your carbon footprint, be more comfy [continue reading...]