An interesting chronology of modern window technology in this article: From Energy Sink to Energy Efficient: A Walk Through Window Technologies. Worth a scan or a more thorough read if you’ve ever wondered about the difference between glazing, coatings, and insulated glass!
This blog post has been a tough one to write. I attended a Healthy Homes Conference in May, hosted by Build It Green. It was a breakneck tour through the world of indoor air quality, chemical exposure, and toxin build-up. And it was hard not to feel the doom and gloom. I admit I go… read more
Learn about the cutting-edge green finishes and furnishings that MAK selected for the Honda Smart Home in this video!
Back in the summer of 2012, we were approached by Michael Koenig of Honda Motor Corporation. He proposed that we join a team of sustainable design consultants for a demonstration house Honda was planning to build on the UC Davis campus to utilize the best possibilities of sustainable residential building. This was certainly outside of… read more
1. Know your goals. While your first thought maybe “We need more space,” the best solution may be something very different. To get to a more specific solution, it is a good idea to delve a little deeper. Make a list of objectives and break them down into wishes, wants, and needs. Make sure to… read more
How do you deal with the stuff in your life? You know, all the flotsam and jetsam of life that you can’t quite throw away but have no good place for either – mail, catalogs, junk drawer contents, memorabilia, pieces of projects you promise to get around to but never seem to. In the mean… read more
The array of green products, practices, labels, programs, rebates, and lingo can make anyone’s head spin. How does a homeowner go about assessing their needs and taking the right course of corrective action? I would suggest beginning with your pain, and then reaching for the low-hanging fruit. This process will help you get to know… read more