High Performing Home Showcase

What makes a high-performing house? By Chris Briley & Heather Chandler THERE ARE A LOT of loosely defined terms used to…

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It all starts at the bottom: tips for constructing a healthy, energy efficient foundation

AN IMPROPERLY BUILT foundation can be a primary culprit of both indoor air quality and energy problems in homes. Whether…

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Return to nature: outdoor living spaces that restore natural habitat

By Lynn Ascrizzi IT’S GREAT THAT we’re building and upgrading our homes to reduce energy costs and the needless waste…

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The lawn that loves you back

WE REACHED OUT TO A few local organic lawn care experts to find answers to some of lawn owners’ most…

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So you want to be a beekeeper? What you need to know

by Richard McLaughlin Beekeeping is a fun and fascinating hobby. Honey bees live and work together in large, complex societies…

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Special Delivery: Rethinking Modular Construction

By Tim King SINCE HENRY FORD started his first assembly line, people have understood that the most efficient way of…

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Food waste recycling made easy

Did you know organic waste comprises about 40 percent of what goes into the average Maine trash can, and about…

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Beauty to behold: a new generation of salons

Phthalates, Triclosan, parabens, musks, formaldehyde – perhaps you’ve been warned to keep an eye out for these allergens, carcinogens, and…

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Ductless heat pumps: the lowdown

A conversation with Efficiency Maine Ductless heat pumps are one of the most popular technologies for highly efficient heating in…

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Food hubs: connecting farms to forks

Erin Covey-Smith Food hubs have been getting a lot of buzz in Maine lately and there’s good reason. When you…

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