Passive House is anything but passive

By Tim King DON’T LET THE name fool you – there’s nothing passive about constructing a high performance building worthy…

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Low-Spray & Organic Pick-Your-Own Apples, Strawberries and Blueberries

Summer and fall are great times to indulge in locally-grown food. Below is a list of Maine farms where you…

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e-coupon: Grain

  20% off tree services OR free custom paddle with $1500 worth of tree work. Grain is a full service…

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The Importance of Balanced Ventilation

By Kurt Johnson WE KNOW THERE are things in our homes that can make us sick. According to the EPA, our #1…

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Spring cleaning for improved energy efficiency

Now that warm, gentle breezes have finally settled in to replace those long-forgotten, icy, nose-numbing winds of winter, it’s time…

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What Makes A High Performing House?

By Heather Chandler & Chris Briley There are a lot of loosely defined terms used to describe how “green” a house is….

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Bright Lights: Shining examples of high performing homes

Editor’s Note: The submissions for homes featured in this post came from home owners, builders, architects and renewable energy professionals…

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Building the Buzz: Creating bee-friendly gardens and landscapes

By Avery Yale Kamila Whether a rural homestead or a tiny urban lot, the most attractive gardens and landscapes buzz with…

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Nurseries respond to demand for pesticide-free planting

By Avery Yale Kamila While national chain hardware stores are working to phase out certain classes of pesticides from their…

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Buildings That Perform: Innovations in technology & design

By Tim King They sure don’t build homes like they used to. And, if you speak with a growing number…

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