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  • ATP

    Adenosine Triphosphate is the main energy transfer molecule present in all living (and once living) biological cells including animal, plant, bacterial, yeast, and mold cells.
  • Basement Foundations

    Unfinished and uninsulated basements have a high potential for mold growth and other contamination problems, but can be healthy with proper planning.
  • Borax

    A natural salt, also known as sodium borate, that has become popular as a nontoxic ingredient in homemade green cleaners.
  • Bottled Water

    It’s convenient and healthful, but is it “green?”
  • By-Products of Metabolism

    Solids, liquids, and gases given off by living creatures as a normal part of the life process.
  • Category A Room

    A room, such as a bedroom or living room, that is often occupied for long periods and requires general ventilation.
  • Central Vacuum System

    Central vacuums have a number of advantages over portable units.
  • CFL

    Compact fluorescent lamps offer great energy savings over traditional incandescent or halogen lighting. There are trade-offs, however.
  • Concrete

    Durable, versatile material made of four main ingredients: cement, aggregate, water, and admixtures.
  • Concrete-Slab Foundations

    Easily constructed in a healthy manner, it can be part of a house foundation or built separately from the footings and foundation wall.
  • Crawl Space Foundations

    Unlike basement foundations, a crawl space is not considered part of a home’s living space. Crawl spaces are usually accessed only to repair pipes, ducts or mechanical equipment.
  • Foundation

    Supports a house and transmits its load to the ground or soil. It can have a significant impact on the health and integrity of a home.
  • Fragrances

    Synthetic fragrances and scents, added to a wide-range of consumer products, are among the most common household air pollutants.
  • Green Cleaning

    Cleaning to protect both health and the environment.
  • ICF or Insulating Concrete Form

    Insulating Concrete Forms or ICFs are popular in green building projects because of their thermal performance, durability, non-outgassing materials, and other reasons.
  • Insulation

    A material that inhibits the flow of heat.
  • LEED

    The U.S. Green Building Council Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System™ is a nationally accepted benchmark.
  • Living Space

    The part of a house to which the occupants normally have access, or habitable rooms; also called the occupied space.
  • Microbes

    The scientific name for what many people call germs or bugs. Microbes contribute to bad smelling bathrooms, but also function as natural cleaning agents.
  • Occupied Space

    The part of a house to which the occupants normally have access, or habitable rooms; also called the living space.

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