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Natural gas fireplace
Heating with gas and oil

Heating with natural gas

...natural gas from a landfill site in Quebec. One not so promising source is from fracking, which is a process for extracting natural gas from shale rock. It in...

Natural backyard swimming pool design (NSP)
Natural swimming pools and ponds

Natural ponds and natural swimming pools

...natural pools are becoming more common here as well. Why choose a natural swimming pool over a chlorinated pool? Natural pool image via naturalswimmingpoo...

DIY Natural Earth Pigment Paint, Making it at Home is Easy
Healthy indoor air quality

DIY recipe for natural healthy paint

...natural building or a home with natural paints or plasters, you can tell instantly. Natural earth pigment colors and textures bring an unmistakable warmth and c...

net zero energy home
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Natural Resources Canada launches net zero energy pilot project

...Natural Resources Canada website: Overview: The R-2000 Net Zero Energy pilot aims to recognize the builders and homes reaching net zero energy performance i...

Natural Building Insulation Made of Grass - Eco-friendly, Green
Insulation and soundproofing

Non-toxic natural building insulation made of grass

...Natural building insulation materials In order to combat the climate change impact of the built environment, natural insulation materials such as hemp insulat...

Non-toxic food safe wood finishing oil for counters, floors, decks and toys
Healthy indoor air quality

Naturally made non-toxic wood finishing oil

...natural wood finishing oils, and they are very transparent about the composition of their products which are mainly plants and some other natural materials. The...

Non-toxic, naturally-dyed Easter eggs
Lifestyle and environment

DIY non-toxic & all natural Easter egg dye.

...natural egg dye recipes can be found online, and for the second year running I've dyed eggs naturally to beautiful effect - or at least I think so! You'll find ...

Efficient home design

Phase change building materials - natural heat storage in buildings

...naturally-occurring physical reality, 'the melting point'. One product that looked promising several years ago but doesn't seem to have made it to market is T...

MDF Formaldehyde Free Alternatives - Made from Rice Stalks
Healthy indoor air quality

The formaldehyde-free MDF non-toxic alternative made of natural rice-stalks

...natural building products such as : Hemp insulation Natural Earth Paints Non-toxic natural finishing oil for wood that protect indoor air qual...

Skylights can be problematic in a high performance home
Windows and doors

Are skylights an asset or a liability?

...natural light far into homes without being a tremendous energy drain or causing moisture damage. The mirrored interior of the tube can bring natural light down ...

Shou sugi ban carbonized wood siding
Exterior cladding

Shou sugi ban carbonized wood siding from Japan, what is it & how to make it?

...natural non-toxic oil to seal it. Colours usually range from a very rich natural wood colour to a deep black. The final appearance is determined by the species ...