By 2020, All New Homes in California To Be Net Zero Energy Thumbnail

California is three years closer to reaching its goal: for all newly built homes to come equipped with zero net energy by 2020. Zero net energy, or ZNE, utilizes solar PV to achieve energy efficiency in the home while generating clean, renewable, and on-site power. The homes will produce more energy than the average homeowner [...]

From Sniffles To Hives: The Household Allergies That New Parents Should Know Thumbnail

Taking your little one home for the first time, you likely vowed to do everything you could to protect them. While you may have already learned that our kids are more resilient than we think, it’s still important to be aware of their health. And for many parents, this means dealing with household allergies. According [...]

Ways to Maintain an Eco-Friendly Home Thumbnail

As the summer temperatures rise to scorching degrees and the winter temperatures become warmer as the years persist, it’s clear that global warming is a very real issue. As a result, it’s important for each person to do their part to help save the planet. If not for its current residents, it’s important to make [...]

5 Ways To Significantly Improve Your Home’s Indoor Air Quality Thumbnail

When it comes to your home’s air quality, most homeowners never go beyond installing a carbon monoxide detector. But that’s a pretty low bar to set for your family’s health: if the air isn’t literally killing you, it’s nothing to worry about. The truth is, the average child catches between six and 10 colds a [...]

The Low Down on Organic Mattresses Thumbnail

Organic is a huge buzzword right now. It means different things to different people. Additionally, the government has standards for what can be labeled organic. There are organic items found all over the market. It isn’t just a label for food anymore. Organic basically means that something is made or was made in a natural [...]