2010 Idea Home: Smart Ideas for Eco-Friendly Decorating
Down to business
Idea Home: Recycled and recyclable furniture equips our home office, decorated in subtle neutrals. The desktop is (almost ironically) made from recycled office paper. The moveable file cabinets are made from locally grown sustainable wood and provide flexible office storage that can be rolled to where it's needed. And the chair is completely recyclable. Even our storage baskets are made with eco-friendly water hyacinth applied over recycled chipboard or rolled newspapers.
Your home: Be sure your computer and printer/fax machines are as energy efficient as possible. We connected ours to a Smart Tower that automatically powers down outlets when not in use, reducing standby power by up to 85 percent.