Chicago restaurant Sandwich Me finds a way to reuse, recycle, compost, or otherwise use all of the “waste” produced by its operations.
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I live in an older neighborhood – my own house is over 100 years old – so we often see signs of renovation projects. The most common sign that a neighbor is making updates to his/her home: a dumpster in front of the house. That’s a shame, really, as many of the materials that comes […]
We all know that one of the largest costs of a home renovation is labor. Of course, the way to eliminate that is to do the work yourself. But when you’ve decided to perform a DIY renovation in the bathroom, what do you do when you run into hazardous substances or toxic materials? After all, any time you have water or moisture, you have the potential for mold or mildew, and plumbing that was improperly installed (or subsequently un-cared for) can be a breeding ground for nasty substances in and around your pipes and surrounding walls.
By remodeling your bathroom to conserve water, you can lower your utility bills, reduce the amount of water your home consumes annually, and also help preserve local water resources.
When remodeling a home, you want a floor that is durable, livable and will light a room with its beauty. Sustainable options that are made from material that might have otherwise gone to waste are a great choice.
After dozens of new and gut-rehab LEED projects, the Grand Rapids, Michigan Habitat for Humanity affiliate is ready to begin a new era… that happens to be a really old era too.
We’re all aware to some degree the energy savings that can be realized with the right windows in your house. And, many of us have faced the dilemma of moving forward with these efficiency upgrades while limiting the aesthetic architectural damage that might come to a coveted home as a result. Many of the finest […]
[social_buttons]Buying your first home is both nerve-wracking and exhilarating. Imagine the heightening of both of those emotions if you choose to 1) buy an older house full of character, and 2) jump right into green updates and renovations upon purchase. You’ll then have a good sense of what journalist, professor, and good friend of sustainablog […]
A happy Veterans Day to sustainablog readers who’ve served in the US military… and happy Remembrance Day to Canadian vets. For many veterans of the US armed forces, the rewards of their service are intangible: pride, discipline, commitment to country and community. Of course, veterans also receive more tangible benefits — educational assistance, low-interest home […]