Get Green with Style Blog

Definition and Product of the Week 10.02.2010

Each Saturday, we post a definition and a product of the week so that you can learn more about going green and what makes particular products green. This week, we’ll define THERMAL BRIDGE and the product of the week is ZOLA FURNISHINGS.


Green Book Review – Green Building Materials

Parts of this book would be interesting for a lay reader, however, it is really written with a technical bend towards teaching the professionals in the industry about specifying green materials

Green Book Review – Energy Independence

Fuel. We use it every day. Learn about the impact your fuel choices have on the future and on the earth right now and the people inhabiting this lovely planet.

Definition and Product of the Week 09.25.2010

Upcycling is when an item is recycled, but it is used to make the same product again! Glass drink bottles can be recycled and made into glass again. However, aluminim cans cannot be upcycled because the material on the top of the can is different from the rest of the can.

Green Book Review – The Concrete House

Don’t worry, your concrete home does not have to look like it jumped off the page of a sci-fi book! You can still clad your home with siding, shingles, adobe, etc.

Green Book Review – Unbuilding

I really enjoyed this book. It makes me want to go out there and find my own building to demolish…I mean unbuild! We have to learn to terminology and new ways of doing things in order to grow more green.

Definition and Product of the Week 09.18.2010

As greenhouse gasses collect in our atmosphere, they block the heat from escaping into space. This warms the Earth, and we call it Global Warming.

Green Book Review – Toward a Zero Energy Home

I enjoy a green book where I can learn new things. While not trying to be everything to everybody, Toward a Zero Energy Home is more than first glance would imply.

Interview with Jill Salisbury – Part 3

“I have accepted the responsibility of setting a high standard for healthy, sustainable interiors and hopefully I will inspire others to do the same. Passion is contagious. I witnessed it from my role models and now I want to pay it forward.” – Jill Salisbury

Definition and Product of the Week 09.11.2010

Instead of talking about a particular product, this week I want to educate you on eco friendly lighting. Lighting can be broken down into the fixture itself and the lamp (the lamp is really what we call the light bulb.)