Defining green building

Posted by on Jan 31, 2019 in Energy efficiency and green building

Green building is a concept that begins with the premise that the build environment has a profound impact on the building’s inhabitants and the natural environment. The goal of green building is to magnify the positive effects of the building while mitigating the negative effects. There are many different elements of this building method, however at […]

Are you asking enough of your home?

Posted by on Jan 8, 2019 in Energy efficiency and green building

Your home already does a lot for you – it provides shelter, one of the basic human needs, as well as countless other benefits. A home is a place to live, study, work or connect with family and friends. We may cook and eat meals, pursue hobbies, store sentimental items, and find respite in our […]

Pros and cons of PaperStone countertops

Posted by on Jan 16, 2018 in Energy efficiency and green building

Recycled paper might not jump out at you as an ideal countertop material, but it is. When paper is combined with non-petroleum resin, heated and compressed it creates a hard and durable surface that is soft and forgiving. I’m talking about PaperStone. Paperstone was originally designed for use in skateboard parks, science labs, and marine environments. […]

NW Ecobuilding Guild Green Building Slam

After years of attending green building conferences we’re moving from the audience to the stage! In early November we are presenting at the Northwest Green Building Slam.  The Green Building Slam is part of the NW Green Building Summit, organized by the NW Ecobuilding Guild. The slam will highlight 10 innovative, sustainable, high-performance “green” buildings that push […]