By Adria Vasil
This hugely expected follow-up to the vastly profitable Ecoholic specializes in the house because the mainstay of sustainable dwelling.
Our resident Ecoholic involves the rescue back, providing reminders and the right way to hold your fortress (however humble) fresh, energy-efficient and fit. We spend rather a lot time at domestic — why now not make it a sustainable haven rather than a polluting, off-gassing cesspool? Ecoholic domestic addresses the fairway part of the industrial obstacle, and contains a source consultant for locating designers and contractors, and for renovating and purchasing green.
• cleansing: product comparisons, disposal reminders, laundry assistance
• Cooking: warding off Teflon, omitting Bisphenol A, lowering packaging
• Powering: eco-friendly strength (solar and geothermal), bundling (Bullfrog)
• keeping: dehumidifiers, lights thoughts, ice removers
• Renovating: paying for energy-efficient home equipment, picking environmentally pleasant development fabrics, insulating your home
• relocating: LEED-certified houses, “greening” your first house
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