energy efficient windows

An In-Depth Guide to Help With Buying Energy-Efficient Windows

Windows play an integral role in enhancing the visual appeal of your house, as well as providing many functional services essential to a balanced and sustainable lifestyle. The windows you have can play a significant role in the energy efficiency of your home. The question is, how do you know what type of window is […]

What the Frack?!

Hydraulic fracturing, also known as ‘fracking,’ can be a hot button topic when discussing the environment. This week Noel and Jacob drill into the subject, weigh the pros and cons of this resource gathering process, and stress the importance of relaxed and groovy buildings. 

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Tesla Tackles the Battery Problem Head On

Tesla Motors, and its growing fleet of electric vehicles, is a source of pride and promise that has been used as a rallying point by activists across the globe in their battle for a carbon-free, sustainable future. Factually though, there has been an underacknowledged problem facing the electric car industry for years – and environmentalism’s […]

interior design

6 Interior Remodeling Projects That Have a Low Impact on the Environment

Climate change is a primary consideration in 2020. Before acting, many people stop and second guess the impact their decisions will have on the environment. The real estate world is no exception. Therefore, if you are planning some upcoming interior renovations, choose the following remodeling projects to limit your home’s impact on the environment.  1. […]

open road

Greening Your Road Trip: 5 Tips to Make Road Travel More Sustainable

I love to plan road trips. However, since the birth of my son, who is an asthmatic patient, I have not been on a road trip, mostly because his allergies are at peak in summers. The increasing carbon emissions and various forms of pollution further intensify the issue.  I, therefore, decided to take a road […]

light pollution

Light and Noise Pollution and Its Effects on Human Health

Modern society has certainly come a long way from our ancestral caves, but the modern lifestyle has become painfully detrimental to our health as well. The speed of technological progress has far outpaced our ability to adapt. One of the many consequences of this disharmony is pollution of the kind we’ve never faced before. That’s […]

The Biofriendly Podcast - Episode 90 - Taking On Big Bottle with Robert Koenen

Taking On Big Bottle with Robert Koenen

We all know that single-use plastic bottles have become an environmental nightmare, but what if we could choose paper over plastic for a more sustainable stepping stone out of the problem? This week we welcome Robert Koenen from ‘Boxed Water Is Better’ to talk about this little Midwestern startup taking on Big Bottle, Jacob shares his Boxed Water celebrity story, and we learn that Rob and Noel might bring back a rollerblading renaissance.

outdoor dinner

Outdoor Thanksgiving Dinner: Tips to Make It Happen

Thanksgiving is the time of year when friends and family traditionally gather for a group meal to celebrate the year. People come together to share food, stories, and company as households worldwide give thanks for the good things in life. This year, however, Thanksgiving will look different as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect households […]

energy efficient

How to Make Your Home More Energy Efficient for Winter

As the change in season is fast approaching, and the temperatures begin to drop, your home energy usage will almost certainly increase. This increase is typically caused by residents needing to heat their homes more often, but it is also due to people staying inside and keeping the lights on more as well. Conserving energy […]

office space

5 Green Design Trends in the Commercial Office Space

It is no secret the COVID-19 pandemic has turned the traditional office space on its head. However, in all honesty, the health crisis only intensified a trend already in motion, as many companies had been exploring how remote work could help them control office costs and reduce their carbon footprint. Moving forward, commercial offices must […]