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Introducing The Dunkin’ Donuts Tiny House

What do New Englanders and this tiny 275-square-foot house have in common? They both run on Dunkin’! Dunkin’ Donuts teamed with New Frontier Tiny Homes and Blue Marble Biomaterials who developed a biofuel blend that is powering “the home that runs on Dunkin.” Actress Olivia Wilde contributed her design input, featuring some cool elements that […]

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Evolving Lighting Technologies and OLED

Residential designers and builders agree that lighting is one of the most important elements in how homeowners feel in their space. Lighting technology has been evolving since the invention of the incandescent light bulb. With an eye toward sustainability and budget-friendly products, CFL (compact fluorescent lightbulbs) and then LED (light emitting diode) technologies took the […]

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Heat Pump Water Heaters are Efficient and Save Money

Water heaters aren’t something that many of us spend much time thinking about…until there’s an emergency and a bit of a flood in the basement if you have a tank heater. However, from an energy efficient perspective, there’s actually been a lot of progress in water heaters. According to U.S Department of Energy, water heaters […]

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Live and On-The-Air! Steve and Tova are on WBZ Radio

It was an exciting weekend for Steve and Tova – they were guests on “The Morgan Show” this past Saturday night, June 2, on WBZ Radio AM 1030. Host Morgan White, Jr., invited the steveworks team to the studio to discuss green remodeling. The broadcast, which was heard LIVE across 38 states, included call-in questions […]

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Reducing the Carbon Footprint of a Remodeling Project

Last month we attended the BuildingEnergy Boston Conference at the Westin Waterfront hotel. Attended by builders, remodelers, and energy experts, the focus of the conference is to learn and share new ideas and research on sustainable, “green” building and high-performance building. In other words – it’s a conference about everything we believe in here at steveworks. […]

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Cool Products: Making the Most of a Smaller Home

Cool Products: Making the Most of a Smaller Home

The steveworks logo is green for a reason…and it’s not because our name is Greenberg. Or, at least, not completely. We’re always looking for more energy efficient building products and techniques. In fact, I went to the combined ABX 2017 and Greenbuild International Conference and Expo in Boston recently and came away with info on […]

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Are You on the Bus?

This made our neighbors slow down and take notice! We hosted the crew of the Topsy Turvy Bus for a night on their way through the Boston area.  One of the crew, Jacob Chateneover, stayed with us for a year when he attended Gann Academy with Asher and Ari. The bio-fueled environmental schoolhouse on wheels! Through […]

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A Tale of Two Houses

Here are photos of two homes, across the street from each other. The two story home has snow on the roof, but no ice!  The second…well the problem is pretty obvious.   Quiz question:  How come one house has ice dams and the other does not? The first correct answer we receive will win a item of Steveworks […]

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steveworks to Host March Meeting of Bottom Lines

At steveworks, our focus is on the “triple bottom line” of people, planet and profit. In order to help us improve in all 3 areas, we joined a new peer networking initiative called Building Energy Bottom Lines. Sponsored by the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA), BEBL consists of 32 organizations in the building industry divided […]

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BE Bottom Lines: Whole Business Networking

Fostering the mastery of business skills to complement and support our technical skills. Tova and I just came back from a 3 day intensive weekend which was the kickoff for BE Bottoms Lines sponsored by the North East Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA). We were chosen to be one of the founding members and we’re incredibly excited about it. There […]

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