Comments on: Snowed Under in our Green House http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/02/snowed-under-in-our-green-house/ The EPA Blog Fri, 31 Jul 2015 15:03:35 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.1 By: CT Corner http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/02/snowed-under-in-our-green-house/#comment-17247 Mon, 16 Dec 2013 16:40:10 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1323#comment-17247 Many good ideas here. It is of utmost importance to do all that we can for the health of our selves and the planet. And it all starts at home, where your heart is. When we remodel homes, our company is striving to do as much in the way of this as we can.

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By: Greener Flooring http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/02/snowed-under-in-our-green-house/#comment-17246 Thu, 29 Aug 2013 08:36:01 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1323#comment-17246 Hi there! I really like to read you blog. Thank you so much to shared this informative idea.

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By: Heidi from green flooring supply http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/02/snowed-under-in-our-green-house/#comment-17245 Wed, 21 Nov 2012 21:29:15 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1323#comment-17245 Hands down, the best way to go “green” when it comes to your flooring is to use and refurbish what you already have. But…..if what you already have just won’t do because of deterioration, dry rot, or it’s carpet and you have allergies, etc., another option besides bamboo is cork.

We have used it throughout our house, including the bathroom, and it has been wonderful. It’s resilient, warm, and softer underfoot than wood or tile and it doesn’t hold dust and allergens like carpet does. It’s also affordable…starting around $3 sq. ft. If you get the “floating” system of cork, you can also DIY install and save even more money.

It’s also toxin free and there are many styles for many tastes.

I’d also have to say that I LOVE my Solatubes. Lots of natural light and no water leaks. They work awesome in a walk-in closet and pantry!

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By: marg swarnabhoomi http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/02/snowed-under-in-our-green-house/#comment-17244 Tue, 03 Jul 2012 05:39:40 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1323#comment-17244 I really like your article. It’s evident that you have a lot knowledge on this topic. Your points are well made and relatable. Thanks for writing engaging and interesting material.

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By: Darrell S http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/02/snowed-under-in-our-green-house/#comment-17243 Mon, 04 Jun 2012 16:37:10 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1323#comment-17243 Another great way to give back to our planet is to conserve energy by using solar powered energy. Technology has advanced so much that it is making solar energy more affordable.

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By: Air force one http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/02/snowed-under-in-our-green-house/#comment-17242 Tue, 08 Jun 2010 07:13:10 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1323#comment-17242 You provide is just what I really want, that is very nice, thank you.

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By: Anna Barnard http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/02/snowed-under-in-our-green-house/#comment-17241 Sat, 13 Feb 2010 21:28:18 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1323#comment-17241 Re what is my favorite green feature of our house?: I would say the skylights first. Natural light is pleasant, and we rarely turn on any electric lights during the day; our neighbors have to have lights on almost any time they are home. We went solar electric in May and have not yet used up our credits, so enjoying being warm with low bills. Just had an energy audit that showed leaky furnace ducts were the main drain, followed by other air leaks, so will be fixing those. The old windows were not as bad as I expected. Of course living in coastal California, we do not have the extreme temperatures that you do. I enjoy urban life: ride my bike to work everyday, grow veggies in the back yard.

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By: Margo http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/02/snowed-under-in-our-green-house/#comment-17240 Thu, 11 Feb 2010 15:08:08 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1323#comment-17240 We are definitely making our house greener as we go! We have switched our toilet to one that is much more efficient (with a two flush option). We have also replaced all our windows which helps a lot with keeping heat and air inside the house!

We also have all Energy Star appliances, and we’ve blown foam in for insulation.

Love the idea of natural cleaning supplies and we’ve started using a few too. We only use vinegar and water on our wood floors, and we’re trying to incorporate more. I need more spray bottles to make it possible.

We are now seriously considering making our back yard into a certified backyard for wildlife. I’m not sure it’s a safe place for animals though with our cat! Gotta work on that.

http://www.nwf.org/gardenforwildlife/certify.cfm?campaignid=WH10ANWF

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By: Karen http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/02/snowed-under-in-our-green-house/#comment-17239 Tue, 09 Feb 2010 22:23:27 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1323#comment-17239 We recently remodeled by adding a room that included having our washer and dryer moved upstairs. We use a front loader machine that’s an energy saver. We used no VOC paint, we have energy star windows- vinyl, and a new roof with some solar vents in it. We got an engineered floating wood floor that’s more efficient to replace (after about 15 years) than to refinish and uses no chemicals.
We use energy light bulbs almost everywhere in the house and bought an energy star TV. We gave the other one away, so it’s being reused.
We will replace appliances as they wear out with energy star ones.

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By: Danielle http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/02/snowed-under-in-our-green-house/#comment-17238 Tue, 09 Feb 2010 21:10:40 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1323#comment-17238 I also clean green! I use baking soda and vinegar to clean almost everything in my house (including my laundry), and I also use hydrogen peroxide as an antibacterial. These things clean as well as or better than all that other stuff on the market, and is greener and much less expensive.

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