Monthly Archives: October 2009

>Cold Comfort: Home Energy Audits

>Even though it’s late October and this past weekend was a balmy 80 degrees here in the East Bay – I clocked a Monarch butterfly outside our four-story window in North Oakland a few days ago – right now there’s … Continue reading

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>fall colors

>Paint is a great way to go ecocentric! Not only is paint an inexpensive way to make a big impact in a room but now low and/or no VOC paints are available in any color imaginable. Big impact on the … Continue reading

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>alternative kitchen islands

>The kitchen is often the center of activity in our homes, we catch up with family members at the end of the day, gather with friends, and create amazing or not so amazing meals in our kitchens. A strong kitchen … Continue reading

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>Passive Solar Design

> There is a lot of talk about solar panels, wind power, and even “clean” coal as means of sustainable energy. But what if your house could be thermally pleasant without mechanical means? It’s possible! Passive Solar design and strategies … Continue reading

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>sustainable living consultation

> A large part of living sustainably is being efficient. Whether you want to go active solar, passive solar, or make your existing heating and cooling system more efficient; the first step is to prepare your building envelope.ecocentric|design can help … Continue reading

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