Our spectacular Green Home Expert Series has enlisted the help of five of the world’s top green experts in the fields of architecture, interiors, and energy to help you turn your home into a sustainable sanctuary – from your basement floor to the top of your roof. But for those of you who may have missed an installment or two, here’s your chance to catch up on the entire series! Hit the jump to check out ways to turn your pad into a stylish green haven from Ecofabulous founder Zem Joaquin, how to green your home with windows from Marvin Windows expert Christine Marvin, sustainable architectural advice from Organic Architect Eric Corey Freed, five eco renovation tips from green home remodeler Sarah Susanka, and a bevy of electricity curbing initiatives from energy efficiency expert David Johnston!
We all know the importance of greening your home in order to save energy and the planet, but let’s not forget there’s another objective – to make your living space look and feel great! To get an expert’s take on doing just that, we turned to Ecofabulous founder and cradle-to-cradle green designer Zem Joaquin for advice on some easy, stylish ways to green your home, and boy, did she deliver! Check out gorgeous pics of her green home in the beautiful hills of Marin County, CA, and read on to find out about Zem’s secret tips for a green home, including foot pedals on sinks!
We usually think of windows as a mundane element in our homes, but when they’re done right, they can dramatically improve the comfort, ambiance and air quality of your space – and save energy to boot. We caught up with Marvin Windows Expert, Christine Marvin, who is among the fourth generation to work for the family-owned and sustainably operated made-to-order window and door company to pick her brain about how to transform and green our homes with new windows.