Natural Home guest blogger Rebecca Selove explains why she and her husband, John, are aiming for LEED Platinum-certification for their rural Tennessee farmhouse.
Essentia introduces the world's first memory foam mattress made without chemicals.
In the first study of its kind, Duke University researchers found multiple toxic chemical flame retardants in car seats, breast-feeding pillows, changing pads, crib wedges and bassinet mattresses. Ask about flammability standards before you buy.
Bonded Logic, Inc., a leading manufacturer of insulation products, announced that Menards, a home improvement chain in the Midwest, will carry UltraTouch Denim Insulation.
Try these valuable bug repellent formulas for a weekend in the woods.
PRIMAVERA organic airsprays naturally scent your home using essential oils.
An experiment in a London suburb turns cigarette butts into home insulation.
Take a look at some recipes for healthier cleaning at home.
Mother Earth Living Editor-in-Chief Jessica Kellner shares how to make a homemade bug-repellent spray.
Future Foam recycles Nike Grind, salvaged scraps from old Nike Shoes, into StepAhead carpet cushion.
Sonya Newenhouse describes how she and her team insulated the perimeter of her model Passive House slab and installed an EPS foam frost skirt around the slab for cold climate construction.
Skip the hair dryer this summer with products from John Masters Organics for easy, air-dry styling.
Guest blogger Sonya Newenhouse describes how she and her team insulated under the slab of the NewenHouse prototype home and the importance of air sealing to achieve Passive House certification.
Guest blogger Sonya Newenhouse describes the HRV (heat recovery ventilation) unit and insulation installation for the NewenHouse Kit Home.
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace reviews Johnson’s Natural Head-To-Toe Foaming Baby Wash.
A graduate student experiences the comfort and efficiency of a superinsulated, passive solar home in Taos.
BuildingGreen’s 2010 Top 10 Green Building Products list includes a low-flow toilet, composite decking, a high-performing wall system and other products that conserve energy and resources.
In this update on nursery renovations, Jessica shares her progress on re-wiring, installing windows, insulation and new drywall.
Guest blogger Sonya Newenhouse describes building the 12-inch remote Larsen Truss wall, which, combined with the OSB air barrier, will create a 16-inch-thick insulated wall system for the NewenHouse kit home.
Built from a recycled shipping container, the 160-square-foot Surfshack uses folding, moveable panels and smart design to fit all the creature comforts of home into a durable, weather-proof frame, creating a home-away-from-home on the Washington coast for an avid surfer.
The “Cash for Caulkers” home-retrofitting program, known as the Home Star program, is expected to pass the Senate this summer. The bill offers rebates for 13 different types of retrofits, including insulation and air and duct sealing
Guest blogger Sonya Newenhouse describes how and why the Passive House conference inspired her to change the NewenHouse kit home's design to meet Passive House certification.
John Masters Organics Sea Mist Sea Salt Spray is great for recreating beach hair or getting a tousled look.
Architect and Passive House consultant Mark Miller offers solutions to thermal bridging.
Architect and Passive House consultant Mark Miller shares discusses the lack of energy-efficient, insulated doors in the U.S.