Feature Article

The Great Eight: High-Impact Material Choices for Green Building

We’re at a tipping point in insulation, flooring, textiles, and other product categories. Here’s what to spec and what to avoid.

June 6, 2016

We all want to eat right, but we also need to watch our budgets. Most of us want to buy healthful, responsibly produced food but can’t always find or afford the most sustainable option.

Enter the Dirty Dozen and the Clean Fifteen. These lists from Environmental Working Group (EWG) identify 12 types of produce with the greatest pesticide burdens and reveal which 15 fruits and veggies tend to be more sustainably farmed as a standard practice. They help shoppers understand when the better choice really matters—when it makes sense to shell out for organic.