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Hydronic Radiant Floor Heat

by Collin Cox, Radiant Heating, Inc. All hydronic (water) radiant heating systems work by first heating water in a boiler, then circulating the heated water through a heat transfer device, such as wall radiators, radiant loops, or in-floor systems. Cooler…

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Building A Green Kitchen

by Bob Margulis, Ravenworks Joinery Congratulations, you have decided that your green remodel will include a new kitchen! This article is designed to help you understand what that means and make you a more informed consumer. Before we look at…

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Can High Tech Equal High Environmental Impact?

by Jennifer Griffin, Architechtronics You might think that integrating technology into a home would be the exact opposite of green. With advances in home control systems, it gets easier for automatic control over lighting, temperature, smart irrigation, and even energy…

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Imagine the world if…

by Ecohaus in acceptance of King County Green Globe Award Ecohaus believes that by switching to sustainable building practices the world could stretch our natural resources further, diminish the occurrence of many chronic health problems, promote the growth of local…

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What is a Green Home?

by Ben Kaufman, of GreenWorks Realty The vast majority of today’s green homes are visually indistinguishable from conventional homes. The difference is in the details. Green homes feature healthier indoor air quality, optimize energy and water efficiency, help promote a…

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The Impact of Reuse in the Construction Industry

by Dirk Wassink & Carrie Ferrence, Second Use Building Materials Greenbuild certification processes like Built Green™ and LEED™ reward projects that recycle large quantities of waste during demolition and construction. If proper arrangements are made, onsite recycling can be an…

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Banishing the Bulldozer

by Ted Reiff, The ReUse People Exceptional living is the dream of new home owners pursuing green building and remodeling. They want good indoor air quality, super energy efficiency, and finishes made from renewable, sustainable sources. Few, however, pay attention…

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