April 27th, 2010

Randall Whitehead discusses energy-efficient lighting design

In this video, lighting designer and author Randall Whitehead IALD discusses energy-efficient lighting design.  With several examples of LED and fluorescent lighting, Randall dispels the myth that a compromise in design must be made when choosing these efficient, long life alternatives to incandescent lighting.
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May 26th, 2009

Lean, Mean Home Heating Machine Wins New Fans with Clean, Efficient Wood Heat

It is an old world answer for modern heating concerns.  Masonry heaters, also known as Finnish fireplaces, have been used for centuries in Europe and now are gaining notice here as a heating alternative.  Faced with rising prices for fossil fuel, and at the same time environmental restrictions on charming, but smoke-spewing wood-burning fireplaces, homeowners [...]

April 23rd, 2009

Alluring Energy Efficient Lighting


My kitchen uses LED retrofit kits by Progress Lighting that are also fitted with Asian inspired trims by Juno Lighting to add little dazzle at the ceiling line.

The Green, Green Lights of Home 
I am a lighting designer, who specializes in residential interior and exterior projects; working with kitchen & bath designers, architects, interior designers, and [...]

April 22nd, 2009

About Masonry Heaters

Masonry heaters have been used in the colder parts of Europe for over two hundred years. Interest is generating in the United States because they are GREEN. The concept has been gaining popularity over the past 20 years. A standard fireplace needs to be fed continually to keep heating the home.  Not so with a masonry [...]