The Biofriendly Podcast - Episode 40 - America Recycles Day

America Recycles Day

In past episodes, Noel and Jacob have discussed how challenging the recycling system has become in the United States, but for this America Recycles Day we share what you need to know about your plastics to recycle and that Jacob has been taking unproductive showers for a decade.

The Biofriendly Podcast - Episode 39 - Refreeze The Arctic

Refreeze the Arctic

In a recent International Design Competition for creative ways to fight climate change, Noel and Jacob learn about an out-of-the-icebox concept for refreezing the Arctic that placed as the runner up to a rather funereal sounding first place winner.

Why Are Cool Roofs a New Trend in Eco-Friendly Design?

Any small effort businesses and individuals make toward being more environmentally-friendly has a positive impact on the world. For this reason, more and more people are looking to sustainable solutions for their living and working spaces. Cool roofs are one new trend in eco-friendly designs. Experts estimate about 90% of the roofs in the United […]

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5 Biodegradable Construction Materials for Homeowners

Green construction is soaring in popularity as more homeowners, and homeowners-to-be, turn to eco-conscious alternatives when designing their new homes. If you’re planning on building your first home, here are five biodegradable construction materials that can help you create an eco-friendly, energy-efficient dwelling you’ll be proud to call yours. 1. Grasscrete Traditional concrete is the […]

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Eco Fashion vs. Conventional Clothing

The term “eco-friendly fashion,” and any other form of sustainable design, has had its fair of ups and downs in this brand-overloaded world. With the mind of leaving a negative carbon footprint and affecting the planet by using conventional fabrics that harm the planet, opting for an environmental choice of clothing should be our top […]

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How Modular Housing Has Evolved Into a Green Housing Option

With the rising popularity of modular housing, homebuyers across the country are beginning to view it as a viable option. This modern alternative to traditional housing has gained momentum, propelled by the low cost and rapid pace of the construction process. However, modular housing isn’t exactly “modern.” The concept of prefabricated homes dates back to […]

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7 Tips for Investing in Your First Sustainable Home

The need to create more sustainable housing that has a low impact on the environment has never been more evident as we see the effects of bad environmental management increasing daily. There are a plethora of benefits to owning an eco-home, financially as well as a lifestyle choice geared towards helping the local environment flourish. […]

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5 Must Haves When Building a Modern Energy Efficient Home

Choosing a site for an energy-efficient home is similar to planting a tree in your garden. In order for it to thrive, you need to take into account things such as the composition of soil, the amount of sun, shelter from winds, etc. When considering a passive home, you need to determine which part the […]

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Solar Power Innovations Make Renewable Energy Better Than Ever

Innovation is a core strength of the solar industry and will continue to sustain it well into the next decade. In the past year, advances in solar efficiency, solar storage, solar design and even wearable tech have changed the landscape of renewable energy. It’s now better than ever, improving with each passing day. The future […]

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Biodegradable Building Materials That Ease Your Home’s Carbon Footprint

Sustaining a healthy environment starts in the home. There are subtle ways to make a difference, like cutting back on energy usage and avoiding plastic products. And there are more immediately significant ways to make a difference, like implementing some of the biodegradable materials below into future design plans. Let’s take a look at information […]