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It’s Not Just The Cabinets, It’s What Goes Into Them

March 30, 2011

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I attended a lecture yesterday and was reminded that not all materials are created the same, even though they may look like it from the outside. Cabinets are an excellent example; so many different compounds and items go into a single box. How does a consumer know where to start or what to ask for? […]

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PVC In Shower Curtains

March 28, 2011

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Are there toxic ties to your shower curtain? The familiar new shower curtain smell may be toxic to your health, according to a new study by Center for Health, Environment & Justice. New laboratory testing found PVC shower curtains can release over 100 chemicals into the air, some of which can damage the respiratory and reproductive systems, and […]

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Mold – Does it really hurt you?

March 14, 2011

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Question of the Day: Which of the following is true? a. Learned bodies agree that it is healthful to live or work in damp and moldy environments. b. We do not know if dampness and mold have health effects. c. Mycotoxins have no role in indoor air contamination. d. Allergic reactions do not result from […]

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How Much Is Too Much?

March 7, 2011

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The question for the day: Which of the following indoor air contaminates cannot be detected by smell but could cause occupants to die if they are exposed at levels above 50 ppm for a few hours? Suggested Answers: a. fine particles b. nitrogen oxides c. sulfur oxides d. carbon monoxide e. formaldehyde The answer is […]

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Clean My Ducts?

January 31, 2011

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Last week my husband asked me to look into hiring a contractor to clean our air ducts. I was a bit surprised by the request because our house is fairly clean due to the no-shoes in house policy, wiping the dogs feet rule and other items we have in place. Then I saw the pile […]

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New Article About Built Green Home

January 17, 2011

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I was reading Residential Design and Build this morning and what do I see?!?! I see a new article about the Built Green showcase project I worked on last year. Please check out this great article below. – Jayme Carleton, Second Nature Green industry standards can be a challenge on their own, but add ADA-compliant […]

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DIY Natural Green Cleaners

November 29, 2010

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If you are like me you worry about what you eat (boo to hormones and pesticides), you don’t leave the lights on when not in the room, you try to consolidate errands into one longer trip, and the list goes on and on. However, if you maybe haven’t yet reached that point,don’t worry! I’m not […]

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Tips to Green Your Thanksgiving

November 22, 2010

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Looking for ways to green-up your Thanksgiving? Feeling wasteful and hoping to make a change? This article is for you! Natural Home Living has published a new article providing 8 tips on how to go green for our festive meal. My favorite items are drinking organic wine (yum!) and making just enough food for the […]

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House Featured in Kittitas Tour of Homes Magazine

October 4, 2010

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Below is our page from the Kittitas Tour of Homes magazine which was from Friday, September 17 through Sunday, September 19 2010. If you haven’t yet seen this showcase 5-star Built Green home, never fear! We are open for the next three weekends – please see http://www.greenaccessatsuncadia.com/events for the dates and times.

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Daily Journal of Commerce Showcases Our Built Green Project

September 29, 2010

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I am very fortunate to be part of such a wonderful Built Green demonstration project!!! DJC featured our project on September 15, 2010. – Jayme Carleton, Second Nature http://jaymecarleton.com Green Mixes With Universal Access in a New House Built in Suncadia By KATIE ZEMTSEFF Journal Staff Reporter The Carrs’ house was designed by 4D Architects […]

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