Other stories by Jean%20Dimeo

  • Commentary: At Home or on the Job, Green Is Good Business

    While driving in my four-door sedan last week with my preteen sons--and whizzing by service stations with $4-plus gas signs out front--my head-strong kids told me that I should trade in my six-year-old car for a hybrid vehicle. They chastised me for not driving an ultra fuel-efficient car and for...

  • EcoHome is a Winner–and So Are You

    I am not a braggart, but I feel compelled to toot EcoHome's horn. This week, ecohomemagazine.com was named the best Web site launched during the past year by B2B, a publication that reports on business-to-business (trade) magazines and their Web sites and e-newsletters.

  • Make every day Earth Day by taking your green knowledge and practice to the next level.

    It’s been 38 years since the first Earth Day, and while there’s no doubt it served as a wake-up call, most of us hit the snooze button when we heard the first alarm and are now finally waking up. This includes most of the housing industry.

  • Cost Concerns Stymie Good Intentions

    At the Kitchen/Bath Industry Show last week in Chicago, manufacturers touted their dual-flush toilets, ultra low-flow showerheads, and super energy-efficient refrigerators, dishwashers, and light fixtures. During her keynote speech, former EPA administrator Christine Todd Whitman told an...

  • K/BIS keynote speaker Christine Todd Whitman tells kitchen and bath pros sustainability makes good economic sense.

    Former EPA Administrator Christine Todd Whitman told a group of about 500 kitchen and bath professionals that sustainability is both good for business and good for the environment.

  • Hanley Wood Launches Green Products and Technology

    No editorial team in our industry could be happier than we are to see advanced energy-efficient and sustainable building practices, so commonly called green, finally sweeping their way into broader acceptance and increasing expertise among mainstream residential architects, builders, and remodelers.