March 28, 2012

GHHI and Weatherization

There’s a new group in town—the Green and Healthy Homes Initiative (GHHI). No, it’s not yet another well-intentioned citizen starting a non-profit to change the world. In fact, GHHI is almost the opposite.

Simply put, the goal of GHHI is to ensure that “all families and children live in homes that are healthy, safe, energy-efficient and sustainable.” That may seem like a lot of work, and it is. Take it from us; tackling even one of those issues is hard enough!

March 20, 2012

7 Strategies for a Healthy Home

Is your home a healthy home? Would you know if it wasn't?

Each home, and family, is different and you'll notice as you read that some of these fit you better than others. There isn’t enough room in one article to describe all the ways to find and fix problem.  Future posts will delve more deeply into each “strategy” with tips for different budgets and schedules. So when you start thinking, "Of course I want to keep my house pest-free! Telling me pests are no good doesn't help me safely get rid of them!" know that such advice is on its way.

March 13, 2012

Preservation and Weatherization

Preservation has been a hot topic in Buffalo this year, crowned by hosting the National PreservationConference last October. Once our national guests left, the excitement kept going. At the end of May the group Preservation Buffalo Niagara will be holding its Third Annual Preservation Awards in the Statler Building—itself a newly dusted off and restored historical venue downtown. Buildings can have historic value for a number of reasons--association with a great event or person, exemplification of a particular architectural style, or part of a larger historic neighborhood--and Buffalo has all three.