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Study Details Health Risks of Insulation and Air-Sealing Products

A group of organizations promoting energy-efficient housing has published a report on insulation and air-sealing products, concluding that chemical emissions from some commonly used building materials can pose long-term health risks. A Guide to Healthier Upgrade Materials comes from a group called Energy Efficiency for All and is based on research by the Natural Resources Defense Council, the International Living Future Institute, the Healthy Building Network, and others. Although written specifically for those working on energy upgrades for affordable multifamily projects, the recommendations should be useful across the building industry, the authors said. The benefits of insulating and air sealing…

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Dreaming in Color: 10 Sexy Monochrome Bedrooms

Above: A true blue room by Swedish interior stylist Anna Marselius. Photograph by Karl Andersson. Above: French doors and greenery in a navy bedroom with bedding from Cultiver of Australia: a Linen Duvet Covers and Set of Two Linen Euro Pillowcases with a dark border. Above: Another dreamy guest room at La Granja in Ibiza, Spain. The tiled floors and moody palette were selected to help keep the bedrooms cool. Above: An open closet in a shades of black room by Pella Hedeby. Photograph by Kristofer Johnsson. Above: Black walls and midnight bedding in an inventive setup from Ikea Denmark: The…

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New Zero-Energy Homes Almost to Cost Parity

If you had a choice between building new homes that meet basic standards and building comfortable, healthy homes that dramatically cut energy bills, which would you prefer? How about if the low-energy homes cost the same (or nearly the same) as a standard home to build? If the cost is relatively equal, shouldn’t every new home be built this way? A recent Rocky Mountain Institute report, The Economics of Zero-Energy Homes: Single-Family Insights, makes the case that not only is this vision becoming achievable, in some locations in the United States the economics are in place today to make cost…

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Trending on the Organized Home: Secrets to a Well-Lived Minimalist Life

Trending on the Organized Home: Secrets to a Well-Lived Minimalist Life - RemodelistaIcon - Arrow LeftIcon - Arrow RightIcon - External LinkIcon - MessageIcon - Down ChevronIcon - CloseIcon - Dropdown ArrowIcon - Location PinIcon - Zoom OutIcon - Zoom InIcon - SearchIcon - EmailIcon - FacebookflipboardIcon - InstagramIcon - PinterestIcon - TwitterIcon - Check Mark An icon we use to indicate a rightwards action. An icon we use to indicate a leftwards action. An icon we use to indicate a button link is external. The icon we use to represent an email action. Used to indicate a dropdown. Used…

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Current Obsessions: Auld Lang Syne

Current Obsessions: Auld Lang Syne - RemodelistaIcon - Arrow LeftIcon - Arrow RightIcon - External LinkIcon - MessageIcon - Down ChevronIcon - CloseIcon - Dropdown ArrowIcon - Location PinIcon - Zoom OutIcon - Zoom InIcon - SearchIcon - EmailIcon - FacebookflipboardIcon - InstagramIcon - PinterestIcon - TwitterIcon - Check Mark An icon we use to indicate a rightwards action. An icon we use to indicate a leftwards action. An icon we use to indicate a button link is external. The icon we use to represent an email action. Used to indicate a dropdown. Used to indicate a close action. Used…

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Harness the Healing Power of Steam

First, What Exactly is a Steam Shower?Simply put, a steam shower heats water until it vaporizes and then pumps that steam into an enclosed area for your enjoyment.Benefits of Steam Steam showers are known for their “R&R” properties, but they offer so much more in terms of overall holistic health and well-being. Here are just a few of the surprising benefits: As a natural expectorant, researchers have found steam therapy can help relieve asthma and upper respiratory issues Promotes deep, restful sleep by encouraging relaxation and a sense of well-being Boosts metabolism—steam showers can burn up to 150 calories per…

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