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Author Profiles

Nicolette Toussaint

has hands-on experience remodeling three houses and building one from scratch. She is certified as a California green building professional and is the author of the green building and universal design blog Living in Comfort and Joy.

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Got Leaky Windows? 3 Low-Cost Tips to Fix Them

I used to hang an extra woolly robe in my bathroom because my post-shower route took me past a window so drafty it made me wonder about the etymology of “window.” Turns out it comes from the Anglo-Saxon “vindr” and “auga,” which translates as “wind eye.” How appropriate. Read More

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Getting a Green Stamp of Approval — Does It Pay?

Will a green certification improve your home’s value and resale prospects? We think yes—if you live out west. It’s a growing trend, with more buyers seeking a sustainability seal of approval. Read More

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A $3 Tip to Stop Squabbles About Water Usage

Confession time: my husband, Mason, and I have been known to squabble over the kitchen faucet. He likes to leave it running while he cleans up, while I fret about wasting water. Read More

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