cligroup

2,815 Added | 8 Magazines | 10 Likes | 8 Following | 783 Followers | @cligroup | Al Tibbs, CEO/President of CLI Group, LLC in Cleveland, OH. Over 35 years of hands-on experience in building construction, building sciences, Indoor Air Quality, commissioning, Green Buildings and LEED.

The Biggest Air Pollutants In Your Home Just Might Surprise You

You may think that if you’re not a smoker, the air inside your house is pretty clean. But in a new study of homes in San Diego, cigarettes were not …

9 Things the Most Relaxing Bedrooms Always Have

Having a quiet, soothing bedroom entirely devoted to relaxing has helped me manage stress in ways a gym membership, occasional spa splurge, or that …

MERV and LEED?

Chamarra McCrorey<br>May 17, 2017<p>Indoor Air Quality Test<p>How does MERV measure the effectiveness of air filtration media, and what rank would be required …

A 'greener' office actually improves how well you work

Corporate wellness programs focus on biometric screening, diet and exercise programs to improve health and productivity. However, new research has …

Mold & IAQ Hazard Advice for Rental Tenants - What to Do About a Moldy Rental Apartment

Indoor Mold or Other Hazards: Advice to Renters<p>RENTERS & TENANTS: MOLD ADVICE - home - <b>CONTENTS:</b> What can & should a renter or tenant do about an …

Home Inspection Nightmares XXXV

Home>Ideas | More in Home Inspection Nightmares<p>Just be thankful that it’s not <i>you</i> with a fried rat near the electrical panel or a gutter full of corn. …

Poison gas found at South Jersey school where 30 got sick

GLASSBORO — A South Jersey elementary school was evacuated Thursday after a “foul odor” made students and staff sick.<p>Authorities said the school …

Research: Stale Office Air Is Making You Less Productive

How often do you consider the air quality in your office and how it affects employees and their productivity? Chances are it’s not often.<p>There is a tendency to assume that, as long as commonly used standards for air quality are met, it won’t be an issue. But these standards aren’t very high. One …

5 key drivers of the healthy building movement

Mar 26, '17 8:20 PM EST<p><i>The wide-ranging efforts include improving indoor air quality and even increasing activity levels of building occupants. Allen</i> …

Coal-fired power plants linked to low birth rates in downwind communities

If there is a war on coal, it’s a war for health.<p>A new study on the birth weight of babies born in areas downwind of a coal-fired power plant has …

Home air quality sensors

Using Eve Room, the measured gas concentration of VOCs is converted into equivalent CO2 concentration that is easy to read and understand. The Eve …

Garage Doors: What All You Need To Know About Broken Cables

Garage doors are helpful to serve multiple functions that however, are taken for granted by most of us. Efficient and strong doors keep away the …

3 Residential Construction Stocks to Buy in 2017

Home-improvement store Lowe's Companies, roofing and insulation company Owens Corning, and plumbing and architectural-products company Masco Corp. …

5 Ways to Save on Home Renovation Costs So You Don't Go Broke

Is your kitchen hopelessly outdated, and your bathroom a blast from the past? Then it sounds like you're overdue for some home improvements. There's …

Home Improvement

This Spring-Loaded Corner Chisel Makes Short Work of Hinge Mortises

There really is a tool for everything<p>If this innovative little tool didn't already exist, I could see it doing gangbusters on Kickstarter.<p>When …

Routers

Tiny House Retirement. School teacher downsizes and finds happiness in Tiny House on a farm

Meet Adele Smith, a recent addition to the Tiny House movement. Her cross-country downsize begins in Nashville, Tennesse, where she found herself …

How to Build Tiny – An Online Learning Opportunity

Keith and Olivia with Bohemian Cottages in Eugene, Oregon have just launched a Kickstarter called How to Build Tiny. They’ve been building tiny …

Tiny House Movement

NEW Educational Documentary, “Living Tiny Legally, Part 2”

An Educational Resource for Tiny House Advocates and Policy Makers The much-anticipated next installment of the Living Tiny Legally documentary …

Housing

Clearing the Air: IAQ Issues at GSA Building - Facility Management IAQ Quick Read

Dan Hounsell April 5, 2017 - IAQ<p>Federal employees were potentially exposed to black mold in an ill-maintained building leased by the government, …

Air Filter Buying Guide

Heating and cooling consumes a big part of your utility bill. But it’s a small thing, the air filter, that keeps the entire system humming along. A …

Renovation update: An auction house, once slated for demo, rebuilds room by room

About five years ago, we featured this auction house that was won by Laura Breisch, a local designer. After she got the house, she found out it was on the city’s demo list. Whoa. Photos of the home, which she won for $5,000 and her full account of the story can be found here.<p>We recently heard from …

Houses

How to Install Tile Like a Professional

Anyone who has watched home improvement shows like "Fixer Upper" knows the power of a home upgrade—it can renew your sense of pride in your home and …

Home Improvement

11 Ways to Add Curb Appeal for Under $100

Too many people ignore curb appeal until it’s time to move. Then they spruce up the place for the next residents. How does this make sense? Every …

How to head off a household disaster

For homeowners, it makes sense to tackle minor household headaches before they become migraines. Consumer Reports suggests taking on these …

16 OTHER Online Stores You Definitely Want to Know About

Oftentimes, I lie awake at night, wondering about all the online home decor stores I might be missing out on for lack of knowing (kidding, I sleep …

Having Trouble Sleeping in Your New Home? Try This!

After <i>finally</i> completing the harrowing process of moving, all you'll probably want to do at the end of the day is settle in your new bedroom for some …

Home Improvement

A dream kitchen fit for a family: Style, function and a 360-degree water view

Designer Erin Paige Pitts created the kitchen for function and style with iridescent tiles and an 11-foot marble island.<p>Designer Erin Paige Pitts created the kitchen for function and style with iridescent tiles and an 11-foot marble island.<p>BISHOPVILLE, MD. — When Mario and Katerina Todorov are …

Houses

Renovation trends: Homeowners prefer a ‘backyard oasis’ that’s low maintenance

Why it matters to you<p>Thinking of remodeling your backyard? Here are the latest outdoor renovation trends.<p>With summer rapidly approaching, some …

Renovations

Real estate moguls share 4 details that can get you a better price for your house

When it comes to developing properties, definitely sweat the small stuff.<p>As real estate mogul and host of CNBC's "The Deed" Sidney Torres says, …

Real Estate

How millennial homeowners are changing the look of kitchens

As millennials join the ranks of homeowners, they’re making their mark on how those homes look, and in some cases bucking long-held preferences.<p>Here are some of the trends popping up among the newest generation of homeowners found in Houzz’s 2017 Kitchen Trends Study. Of the survey’s 2,700 …

Renovations