Green Design

Choices you make in these three areas can positively affect the durability of your home, the health of its occupants, your impact on our earth's resources, and your budget.

Simplicity

Resource Conservation

Resource Conservation

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These are a few ideas on how you can design your home to balance your comfort with the earth's energy resources. 

 
SUSANKA.COM

Best selling author, architect and cultural visionary, Sarah Susanka is leading a movement that is redefining the Amercian home. Her build better, not bigger approach to residential design has been embraced across the country and her "Not So Big" philosophy has sparked international dialogue. 


BIOMIMICRY.NET

Discover how our understanding of Nature is beginning to influence how we innovate and develop ideas. 


BAU-BIOLOGIEUSA.COM

International Institute for Bau-Biologie & Ecology. "How buildings impact life and the living environment." 


GREENBUILDING.COM

Everything you want to know AND MORE about green building. 

Resource Conservation

Resource Conservation

Resource Conservation

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These few are a few ideas on how you can design your home to balance your comfort with the earth's energy resources. 


 ENERGYSTAR.GOV

The Department of Energy (DOE) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have developed an energy star designation for products meeting certain energy performance criteria. 


FLORCATALOG.COM

Eco-friendly modular carpet tile. 


CISCOBROTHERS.COM

In 2006, Cisco Brothers moved exclusively to FSC certified wood in their upholstered furniture line. 


TERRAMIA.COM

Reclaimed woods from around the world

 
THEGREENGUIDE.COM

The green living sources for today's conscious consumer 


CONSULTBAMBOO.COM

A marketing firm that specializes in sustainable strategies working with companies and non-profits focued on LOHAS consumers, green building and remodeling, home ecology, eco-community developments and other green issues. 


ICOSC.COM

Center on Sustainable Communities promotes residential green building in Iowa to encourage homeowners and building professionals to embrace conscientious building practices that create sustainable neighborhoods.

Lifestyle

Resource Conservation

Lifestyle

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 Sustainability can be fun and easy, below are some of my favorite local stores that have selections of creative sustainable gift products. 


 VALLEYJUNCTION.COM

Valley Junction has free street parking and is a pedestrian friendly neighborhood. 


2AULIMITED.COM 


FAIRWORLDGALLERY.COM 


THELAGNIAPPE.COM 


ICOSC.COM 


EASTVILLAGEDESMOINES.COM 


EDENIOWA.COM 


KITCHENCOLLAGEOFDESMOINES.COM 


PURE-PAPER.COM 


GONGFU-TEA.COM