Low-flow toilets save water, but they haven't always worked as well as homeowners would like.
For a home renovation, what are the best water-saving options among new toilets?
In a home renovation, the owners decided to install a cedar shake roof, but it buckled in the first serious rain.
Joe Rios typifies a new generation of environmentally conscious workers who are thinking green.
After debating the pros and cons of on-demand or tankless water heaters, a couple concludes that the environment is the deciding factor.
Tankless, or on-demand, water heaters have advantages, but cost isn't one of them.
In renovating a home, why should homeowners conserve water and how do they go about it?
Do homeowners in the Northeast – an area of plentiful water – need to conserve water?
In renovating an old house, the flooring decision comes down to new flooring (relatively inexpensive) vs. old wood planks (more expensive but charming and recycled).
When renovating an old home in Connecticut, owners find that the debate centers on 'green' vs. budget – do they try to reuse the old flooring, buy recycled old floorboards, or go with new?
When snow blows and temperatures fall, tips for coping with the cold and continuing a house renovation over winter.
When renovating a historic house, a homeowner learns to expect the unexpected. There will be a few trials and tribulations as well as joys.
In the 1800s, a Rumford fireplace was the latest word in energy efficiency. They're still being built.
Fireplaces have great appeal in a house, but aren't energy-efficient. What are the alternatives?
A look at the environmental advantages as well as disadvantages of using cedar shakes for roofing.
When renovating an old house in an environmentally friendly way, what are the roofing options?
The new roof of a remodeled house needs to be energy-efficient as well as budget-friendly. What's the best choice?
In renovating an old house, is spray foam insulation the way to go? And which type of spray foam insulation - open cell or closed cell?