Category Archives: Green Building Products

An Energy Efficient Retirement

When Susan and Dennis Kepner started planning their new home in York, Maine one thing was clear.  They wanted a home that worked for them and not the other way around.  This is their retirement, after all.   Easy maintenance was … Continue reading

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Kittery Couple Goes Sustainable/Local

Building green has its challenges.  First and foremost, the biggest challenge for many people is simply a shift of thinking in how they approach their home design and attention to detail.  With new construction, however, those challenges are easily overcome.  … Continue reading

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Get Off Oil; Save Heating Costs With Clean Burning Woodstoves

With oil prices pushing back towards those all time highs this winter, it might be time to consider investing in wood heat.  According to Popular Mechanics, heating by wood costs 1/2 as much as heating by oil (the most commonly … Continue reading

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Anatomy of A “Pretty Good House”

Anatomy of A “Pretty Good House” A new concept recently floating around the green building world is the idea of “The Pretty Good House”.  In reality, while most knowledgeable and educated green or smart home builders have little fear about … Continue reading

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Avoid The Green-Do Gooder Arms Race

Some of the things us tree huggers do to live by our principles can be strange and potentially contradictory.  My own experience this morning is a fine example. Currently I am working on a set of stairs and fencing for … Continue reading

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Traditional Materials That Make Sense

Running a green business has been an experience of learning, assessment and adjustment.  Running any type of business involves these same processes, but for the dedicated green business it seems to require a bit more of each.   In no other … Continue reading

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Solar PV Basics

We’re continually learning at Greenovations.  By doing so, we identify the best products and the most skilled trade professionals through our research.    Though we like to consider ourselves experts, the building world is evolving every day and requires the best … Continue reading

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