Do all Sustainable Homes look the same?

    Do all energy efficient and sustainable homes look the same? For me, the answer to this question is so obvious, that I never even thought about the question in the first place. But after conversation I had with someone this week I realised it might not...

Specifying Sustainable Materials

    What makes a material environmentally friendly and what makes it green? Choosing materials for a building requires careful consideration of products and materials that have a reduced impact not just on the environment but also on the health of the...

The 20/20 House: Cost Saving Ideas – Windows

The Gruen Eco Design blog about how to convert your dream from an energy efficient home into a reality.     Windows are essential for a house and the comfort and well-being of its habitants, as they let natural light and fresh air into the building and...