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Wool: rethinking a simple, natural fiber

By Lynn Ascrizzi If you’re looking for more eco-friendly ways to reduce your use of chemically laden plastics and synthetics…

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Comfort Block: the benefits stack up

By Christine Fisher THERE’S A NEW MAINE-MADE BUILDING PRODUCT on the market, and while it began as a way to…

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Lighting evolves: the LED

By Heather Chandler THE LED (OR LIGHT emitting diode) bulb is a relatively new entry to the lighting scene, but…

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Expert Conversation: Scott Libby of Royal River Heat Pumps

With the Winter chill in the air, we decided to catch up with Scott Libby, owner of Royal River Heat…

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Where can I recycle?

It’s hard to keep track sometimes of what can be recycled and where. Curbside and single sort recycling has helped…

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10 tips to improve your home air quality

We often think of air pollution as being an outside problem. But in fact, indoor air (where people spend most…

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2015 Green & Healthy Maine Homes Product showcase

By Heather Chandler We asked industry leaders to share their recommendations for products that Green & Healthy Maine Homes readers…

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Air source heat pumps: Improved technology is efficient and affordable

Air source heat pumps: Improved technology is efficient and affordable

By Merritt Carey If you’ve heard of heat pumps before, you’ve likely heard of them in the context of geothermal…

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Wood heating comes of age: Pellet Boilers offer a viable alternative to oil and gas heating systems

Wood heating comes of age: Pellet Boilers offer a viable alternative to oil and gas heating systems

By Merritt Carey Most of us have heard of pellet stoves before, but pellet boilers are a relatively new phenomenon…

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The Furniture We Breathe: Home Furnishing & Indoor Air Quality

By Heather Chandler Home is our respite; a place where we feel safe. So it may be surprising to learn…

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