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Go Green | New from HomeDesign.com - Part 2

New Survey Helps Consumers Improve Their Eco-Awareness

New Survey Helps Consumers Improve Their Eco-AwarenessAt some point in their life, nearly everyone will take a step back to admire a newly painted or carpeted room in their home or that brand new car in their driveway. In fact, according to a recent survey, three-quarters of respondents admit that they love that “new car” smell, and more than two in five say they enjoy the smell of new carpeting. But as enjoyable as these smells may be, are people really aware what’s under their noses? Read more >>

Green Building - Free LEED Certification Training and Preparation

The pillars of green building - sustainability, efficiency, community stewardship and health/safety - have long been familiar themes with developers, builders and consumers. Since the 1970s, as part of the initial, modern environmental movement in the United States, there developed a fringe of green builders pursuing new concepts and ways of thinking that manifested in everything from household water re-use systems to smallscale solar power generation to geodesic domes. Read more >>

Green Building - Free LEED Certification Training and Preparation

The pillars of green building - sustainability, efficiency, community stewardship and health/safety - have long been familiar themes with developers, builders and consumers. Since the 1970s, as part of the initial, modern environmental movement in the United States, there developed a fringe of green builders pursuing new concepts and ways of thinking that manifested in everything from household water re-use systems to smallscale solar power generation to geodesic domes. Read more >>

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Americans spend 90 percent of their time indoors, leaving them susceptible to whatever drifts in the air.Americans tend to view their homes as safe havens. What few people realize is that the air in their home can be more polluted than outdoor air, leading to health problems. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, people spend almost 90 percent of their time indoors. Due to extended exposure, indoor pollution might cause more health problems than outdoor pollution. Read more >>

DIY Home Solar Panels Will Cut Your Electricity Bills For Good

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