Benjamin Hardy

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Benjamin Hardy has over 15 years of experience in content management, content marketing, social media management, film and video production, and writing and editing. Formerly the Editor in Chief of BobVila.com, Mr. Hardy has gone on to serve in leadership roles at HomeClick and Inkwell Media Company. Today, he lives in Vermont with his wife and son. Benjamin Hardy on LinkedIn

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JULY 9, 2013 | TUESDAY
Low-Flow Toilets 101

The Environmental Protection Agency says that an estimated 4. 8 billion gallons of water are flushed down the toilet every day. According to the American Water Works Association, the aver...

JULY 9, 2013 | TUESDAY
LEED Green Building Certification for Homes

LEED, the U. S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification program, has long been the only standard for environmentally designed commercial b...

JULY 9, 2013 | TUESDAY
Using Glass Tile for a Handcrafted Look

Glass tile is gaining in popularity over ceramic tile as the surface of choice in home tiling projects. Although typically more expensive than ceramic tile, glass tile adds a handcrafted,...

JULY 9, 2013 | TUESDAY
The Internet-Enabled Home

It’s hard to imagine a house without the Internet, which is being leveraged in more ways by the home’s subsystems, appliances, and plugged-in products to enable remote access, integrated ...

JULY 9, 2013 | TUESDAY
Automation for the Smart Home

Like any system, home automation is available on a variety of levels—from the simple to the complex, the ready-to-install to the professionally configured, the inexpensive to the extravag...

JULY 9, 2013 | TUESDAY
Home Automation Alliances

Home automation systems must talk to one another, but how they do it can vary from company to company and product to product. On the most basic level, communications are relayed via wirin...

JULY 9, 2013 | TUESDAY
Top Tips for Garage Foundations

As with any structure, a new garage foundation plays a crucial role in the integrity of the building above: A quality foundation will last many years, but a poorly laid one can cause many...

JULY 9, 2013 | TUESDAY
All You Need to Know About Fiber Cement Siding

Fiber-cement siding is an alternative to real wood, engineered wood, and vinyl siding options. Although fiber cement has endured some largely unwarranted criticism concerning moisture iss...

JULY 9, 2013 | TUESDAY
Green Occupations: Educating Builders and Brokers

Defining Green Despite all the progress that has been made to educate consumers and home industry professionals on all things green, there remains the important matter of defining what “g...

JULY 9, 2013 | TUESDAY
What Is Greenwashing?

What Is Greenwashing?Greenwashing is the practice of falsely advertising one’s product, company or practice as “green,” or sustainable, for purposes of increased revenue or clientele. Gui...