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Cabinets: Replace, Reface or Repaint?

Posted by Green Builder Staff

Jun 10, 2015 2:53:03 PM

The Estate Collection from Wellborn Cabinet, Inc. offers FSC- and SFI-certified wood choices.

WHEN DESIGNING A kitchen remodel, one of the biggest decisions you may have to help your client with is what to do with the cabinets. If the budget is tight, refinishing and re-staining or painting wood cabinets will do the trick without major remodeling costs. Another way to give them a cosmetic upgrade is swapping outdated knobs and pulls for newer ones. And if you invest in high-quality cabinets to begin with, you can be assured of minimizing the kitchen’s impact on the environment.

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Three Efficiency Upgrades for Kitchens and Baths

Posted by Green Builder Staff

Jun 8, 2015 12:59:30 PM

There are several easy targets for improving the efficiency of kitchens and baths that don’t require opening up walls.

This 22 cubic foot refrigerator from Amana represents decades of efficiency-driven innovations, including foam insulation with low global warming potential. http://bit.ly/1KUpyG4

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Haste Without Waste Bathroom Design

Posted by Green Builder Staff

Jun 1, 2015 2:15:39 PM

An interior designer discusses her strategies for maximizing her projects’ health and performance, while minimizing waste.

Patricia Gaylor has had her hand in kitchen and bath design for over 20 years and is adamant about keeping waste to the absolute minimum. It’s at the very core of all the projects she takes on, including a 10-day bathroom remodel she worked on in 2012.

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Wisconsin Attempts to Silence Talk of Climate Change, But Will Anybody Listen?

Posted by Green Builder Staff

Apr 18, 2015 5:38:00 AM

See no climate change, speak no climate change, hear no climate change.

Wisconsin's 3-person Board of Commissioners of Public Land's recently voted 2-1 to ban staff discussion about climate change or global warming. I
ndeed, staff who receive emails about global warming are supposed to send the email to the board for discussion instead of replying to it.
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Study: Millennials are Less Likely to Take Action to Conserve Resources than Their Parents

Posted by Green Builder Staff

Apr 9, 2015 12:48:58 PM

When it comes to weighing environmental impacts, boomers may have created the problem, but they're actually doing more than 20-somethings to mend their ways.

COULD THE BOOMER GENERATION (those 55+) actually be living greener than their children? A study released by Washington Energy Services for Earth Day shows that the older generation participates more in the green practices necessary to reduce resource than younger people (those between 25 and 34),

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