Humidity Control in a Passive House
We’ve recently received some great questions about humidity control in our Passive Houses, read on to see how we address this hot topic: What controls the humidity level inside a passive house? There are two types...
Posted on October 20, 2010
How to Select Green Cabinets
Choosing what is actually green these days can be head-spinning, how can you always be certain that what you are choosing is the best option for you and the environment? For cabinet selection, here’s one good way to know if your cabinet of...
Posted on May 26, 2010
Greenest Countertops in Olympia
Lots of ‘green’ countertops to choose from out there these days. Many of those products are incredibly viable, beautiful, and green. When considering among green options, one consideration should be the proximity of the product to the job site. How far did...
Posted on April 09, 2010
The Sustainable Future of Lighting
Most of us are familiar with Solatube type passive daylighting, which is functionally nice, but for my eye an aesthetic compromise. I was looking over the Green Source magazine this morning, whose audience is mostly commercial, but this product review caught my...
Posted on April 06, 2010
Stylish Universal Design-Shower Drain
Shower drain, not the most provocative subject unless there’s a problem. That said, this note just in from our interior designer, Diane Gassman, who among other talents is a Certified Aging in Place specialist which means she is very capable of creating...
Posted on March 24, 2010
Lego Kitchen Island
Lego Island Story by: Miyoko Ohtake Photo by: Celine Clanet Step back, Jacobsen, Utzon, Kjaerholm, Wegner, and all you other great Danes. When it comes to Danish design domination, the unrivaled champ is undoubtedly the almighty plastic brick—Lego. Billund, Denmark, could easily be considered the prefab...
Posted on March 21, 2010
Fuel Cells: The Bloom Box
This is an interesting article on the next generation of de-centralized fuel cells… like much of technology, it won’t be long before we all have our own clean power sources generated right at home!… I hope. Christian Science Monitor. Click
Posted on March 05, 2010
Green Home Guide-USGBC
The US Green Building Council recently launched GreenHomeGuide.com. For homeowners or potential homeowners (those seeking their next home) who are making the move to green, this site is a good clearinghouse for answering many questions, it’s also...
Posted on March 02, 2010
Disappearing Window Screens
Now that the leaden skies of winter are receding a bit allowing us to enjoy the beauty of spring, I’m enjoying looking out my windows more than I have in the past few months. There are two things impeding my otherwise perfect view...
Posted on February 27, 2010
Cellular Shades Qualify for Tax Credit
I just noted in the latest copy of Dwell magazine (March 2010) Hunter Douglas is advertising their cellular shade model, Duette Architella, as qualifying for the
Posted on February 08, 2010