For his latest project, dumpster-to-home conversion wizard Gregory Kloehn is plucking trash from the streets of Oakland, Calif. and using the materials to build rolling shelters with pitched roofs for his homeless neighbors.
In a first-of-its-kind customer satisfaction survey, respondents give certified green homeownership a ringing endorsement with a majority believing that the benefits of owning an eco-friendly abode outweigh any additional costs.
IKEA believes in LEDs so much that it's the only type of light bulb the Swedish retail behemoth will sell come 2016. And now through the end of March, the sale of the bulbs will help make the future of children in refugee camps a bit brighter.
In which the term 'farm fresh' applies to home improvement: A California dairy farm branches out into the house paint business with FarmPaint, a line of natural, goat milk-based paints. Just don't let it expire before you have a chance to paint the nursery.
To tweak a title from the Rolling Stones and apply it to roofs: Do not paint it black. And as for the climate change-countering alternatives, vegetated is great but a cool shade of white can be even better.
Although not expected to be as bone-chillingly brutal as what we experienced early this month, there's another cold front due to wrap much of the country in a frigid embrace. A perfect opportunity for crafting and Cat Bingo if there ever was one!
The opening of recreational marijuana emporiums in the Centennial State has led to a not-so-mellow relationship between some landlords and tenants who are looking to puff pot in the privacy of their rental apartments.
If you're going to spend several weeks filming people who live in tiny spaces as you travel across the Pacific Northwest, you should probably try living in a tiny space yourself, right? Kirsten Dirksen and her family give it a go in her film 'Summer of (Family) Love.'
Sustainability and community-based giving play a sizable role at this year's trade show-on-steroids with both the CEA and exhibitor Bosch donating materials and funds to Habitat for Humanity green building efforts.