Monthly Archives: June 2011

Green Roofing – Yes You Can!

Many things have changed in the years, nay, centuries since modern tile siding and roofing became popular. There have been advances in so many areas of home and general building design and construction that looks to the past, outside of aesthetic reasons, have been left just there: in the past. But what if the past is a gateway into a greener future that not only is good for the environment but also helps save on cooling and heating bills. As well, there are financial benefits to having a green, or living, roof. The past returns yet again with lessons for the current high tech age. (more…)

Green Spring Cleaning

Have you ever heard of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)? You’re not alone in perhaps not knowing what that is, but they are chemicals found in many things we use from carpet cleaner to surface disinfectant to air fresheners to paint. In reality, this does more harm than good as the release of VOCs from using these various chemicals pollute the very air we breathe in our homes/buildings. So with inadequate indoor air quality and the chemicals that are responsible for them, what can we do in fighting this? What can we do to make the air more breathable for ourselves so that what is indoors is as safe as what is outdoors? (more…)