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Green Building


Building “green” means many things to various people. Going green can be as simple as using salvaged pieces in your next project or using LED lighting to using solar power. Discover ways you can make your next project eco-friendly. 

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Architectural Salvage for Period Homes

Whether you call it architectural salvage, recycled materials, or simply used, the market for “experienced” building components continues today for period houses, and in ever-changing ways,


Environmentally Friendly Building Materials

Voith & Mactavish Architects specialize in using environmentally-friendly building materials for their residential design projects.

Energy Solar Decathlon

The Energy Solar Decathlon

The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon looks at environmentally friendly products for residential design projects.

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Inherently Traditional: Eco-Friendly Kitchen Surfaces

Today's eco-friendly kitchen surfaces are not only durable, but inherently traditional in design.

Buying Guide Spotlight

ShuttercraftMOHEGAN 11

Shuttercraft, Inc.

Manufacturer of mortise-&-tenon wood shutters: cedar & mahogany exterior movable & fixed louver, board & batten & raised panel; cutouts, capping, arches & more; authentic mounting hardware; interior louvers, Colonial panels & open frame; full painting services; shutters all made in the U.S.; family owned & operated; shipped nationwide since 1986.