Your low-impact home makeover

Learn how to lighten your footprint, from easy DIY tips to the top things to keep in mind for a sustainable home renovation

  • Dining room; Zero-waste home

    Waste-reduction tips

    Lighten your impact with these easy strategies in the kitchen, bathroom, and more

Use space wisely

16 smart ideas for a green remodel

What we used to call “green” design is now just common sense. Take it from a contractor who called on his eco savvy to update his own home

LEED-certified treetop home

Top green home designs in the West

Sustainable materials and eco-friendly design principles reign at these exemplary low-impact homes

Indirect lighting

Energy & resource efficiency

Get household tips for energy conservation, from how to choose energy-efficient windows to eco-friendly cooling

Eco-friendly roofing

Sustainable home materials

Get tips for selecting eco-friendly flooring, paint, and more

Before: Shipping pallet, After: Outdoor table

28 DIY salvage makeovers

Transform castoffs from your garage into cool accessories for your home or garden

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