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Tru Earth Eco strips laundry detergent reviews
Lifestyle and environment

Tru Earth Eco-Strip laundry soap reviewed as a liquid laundry detergent alternative

...Strips laundry detergent actually get clothes clean? Any new product such as this can be met instantly with skepticism, or at least perhaps ‘curiosity’ as to whether they will work as well as claimed. So the first question – Do Tru Earth laundry detergent strips actually work? We tried these laundry strips to write t...

Tesla Solar Roof Tiles installation just got easier
Solar photovoltaic

Tesla solar roof gains ground with target of 1000 solar roofs / week

...strip our roofs, send another load of shingles to a landfill and buy new ones. That is why shingles are the single greatest ecological catastrophe of the home building industry, and probably the most expensive long-term roof covering when you consider the full life-cycle of a house. The Tesla Solar Roof powers your...

The Best 10 Energy Saving Tips for Green Homes - EcoHome
Wall assemblies - renovation

Green home improvements: an energy-saving pyramid scheme that actually works!

...strip on a roll: Again, if you shop at the right stores this costs only a few dollars and can stop air leaks around doors and window frames without sealing them shut. Pay particular attention to older doors and sliding doors - the draft strips are often perished or missing. Plumbing fixtures & aerators: If you have o...

Ice dams on roofs & how to fix them
Roof assemblies - renovation

What causes ice dams and how to fix them

...strip of maybe a foot or two along the perimeter. 2019 update: New blowing agents for foam insulation don't cause climate change read more here. How to eliminating air leakage and heat loss: For new construction be sure to find airtight pot lights . Existing buildings - build a drywall box above pot lights (d...

FSC certified wood carries the FSC certification labels
Wood and organic materials

All about FSC certified lumber & wood products - Why FSC certification is important

...strip-mine coal, as a nonrenewable resource, and of harvesting “ areas that are either slated for legal protection or supposed to be protected as a part of FSC requirements. ” As much as this, and other upheld discrepancies have been found amongst FSC certified producers and products, a 2016 meta-analysis of scientif...

Deck Construction, 10 Top Tips for Building Decks
Decks, porches and gazebos

Building a deck ? 10 Tips to make your deck last longer

...strip the wood or they won't hold at all. 5) On Your Deck Structure use Double joists at the joints: there will always be a slight gap where two deck boards meet, allowing water to run down between them and sit on the top of the joist. A way to avoid this is to build your base with doubled joists with a gap between t...

Siding Choices - Board and batten siding
Exterior cladding

Choosing the right exterior siding for fitting, cost comparisons & appearance

...strips. This method allows for an air space, but also allows vertical drainage, where a strip of solid wood limits air flow and drying. Brick and stone exterior finishes for homes Rustic Brick Wall Finish © Marlon Bunday Pros of brick wall finishes: Very low maintenance and its performan...

Carpenter ants are a common pest and nuisance to get rid of in homes
Pest control

Removing insects and rodents from your home, safely & humanely (by preference)

...strip along the bottom of walls that you can inspect every few months looking for their telltale mud tunnels. Preventing carpenter ants: Carpenter ants are by themselves a problem, but just like with termites, they are also an indication of a bigger problem as they like to eat wet wood. If you have carpenter ants t...

Passive home designer Harold Orr, one of the original high performance homes
Passive solar home design

The principal designer of the house that inspired the global Passivhaus movement reflects on the project that started it all.

...strip was at outside temperature and would not seal. So cold air would enter the space between the glass and the shutter, be heated by the poor R value of the glazing and leak out at the top of the shutter. So in spite of the shutter being about R20, the leakage reduced the effective R value to about R4 with the glazin...

What to do with old coffee grounds
Lifestyle and environment

Here is what old coffee grounds are good for - including skin care !

...Strip Laundry detergent Growing Food at Home in Small Spaces - 7 Top Tips Why you should never use coffee grounds in your garden! Find more about green living and green home construction in the Ecohome Green Building Guide pages and find out about the benefits of a free Ecohome Network Membership here...

Earthship in Taos, New Mexico, shame they don't work in cold climates
Concept and design

Do Earthships work in cold climates?

...strip, for the entire length of the building, or the Thermal Wrap would do nothing at all. And more heat will also escape through the top insulation, so the only tangible result of that design modification is increased material costs and increased heat loss. 2. Reducing pollution: If your local grid is fed by renew...