Exploring Green Interiors: Eco Home Tour

Exploring Green Interiors In October, Beth Haley Design was a sponsor of the Green Homes Tour of Middle Tennessee. It was the first year of the event, with plans to become an annual production supported by the Cumberland River Compact and the Middle Tennessee chapter of the U. S. Green Building Council. The mission of the tour was to inspire homeowners to take action and select green building and landscaping options for their own homes. Through the tour’s motto of seeing, learning, and acting, the goal was to showcase the many benefits of green homes and help tour participants visualize …

Exploring Green Interiors: Lessons frmo the Green Home Tour

Exploring Green Interiors Lessons from The Green Home Tour In October, Beth Haley Design was a sponsor of the Green Homes Tour of Middle Tennessee. It was the first year of the event, with plans to become an annual production supported by the Cumberland River Compact and the Middle Tennessee chapter of the U. S. Green Building Council. The mission of the tour was to inspire homeowners to take action and select green building and landscaping options for their own homes. Through the tour’s motto of seeing, learning, and acting, the goal was to showcase the many benefits of green …

Exploring Green Interiors – Save Water with Drip Irrigation

Save Water with Drip IrrigationSpring is finally here, and with sunshine and warmer weather, gardens are blooming and landscaping projects have begun. At Beth Haley Design, we just relocated our office to the 12South business district in April. In addition to a new home, we’ve gained a yard! In our plans to keep the space as “green” as possible, water supply and output has been a major concern for the upkeep of our new landscaping. Through research we found the drip irrigation system to be the best solution for our needs. It consists of an underground tubing system that carries …

exploring green interiors – new lead rules

exploring green interiors – new lead rules Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Program I wanted to share some important information for homeowners who may be considering home renovations. Have you heard about the Environmental Protection Agency’s new “lead paint law” that went into effect on April 22nd? This law affects houses built prior to 1978—many of our homes! If you are considering home renovations, you may want to find out more. Here are the basics from the EPA’s website:

Exploring Green Interiors – Energy Challenge

exploring green interiors – Energy Challenge I live in an historic district, Davidson County’s District 18, to be exact. We have been given a challenge, “Go Green, District 18,” to reduce our energy consumption by 5 percent by the end of 2010, therefore decreasing our carbon emissions and thus our carbon footprint. This challenge asks us to sign up for the NES In-Home Energy Evaluation. I was really excited to hear about the challenge and signed up with the initial run. NES mailed me an evaluation to fill out which asked me to identify the details of my inner home …

exploring green interiors – certifying sustainable homes

exploring green interiors – certifying sustainable homes – By Beth Haley Through this series of articles and products, it is my hope that you are beginning to feel a little more knowledgeable about sustainable and green building products, practices, processes, and goals. Our aim is to break down barriers of confusion on the subject.