The Unity Home, a Greenbuild initiative.

TreeHugger design editor Lloyd Alter profiles the line-up of Cradle to Cradle products and materials included in the Greenbuild Unity Home, a BUILDER Concept Home project showcased during Greenbuild, in Washington, D.C., Nov. 18-20.

Alter taps the perspective of Stacy Glass, Cradle to Cradle Product Innovation Institute Vice President, built environment, for an overview and detail into how each of the more than 20 products and materials featured as C2C work, both in what they're made of and how they're made as healthier, more sustainable items. Alter writes:

This is becoming more and more important as our homes become more airtight and energy efficient; you can build the greenest, most efficient house possible but if builders construct it from materials that are toxic or consumers fill it with furnishings and products that are full of chemicals that can can hurt or kill, then we are not doing anybody a favour.

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