Susan Glenn Homes » Green

By: Susan Glenn Homes  09-12-2011

Susan Glenn Homes » Green

As we all know there is a lot of information out there for how and what is available to have a non-toxic and energy efficient home, how to help the planet and how to introduce sustainability into our daily lives, but today we would like to explore the concept with a small twist.
We like to say that our company was conceived where architecture and ecology meet. As an Architect with an eco design practice created with my partner the Ecologist, we wanted to share more than cross ventilation, high efficient furnaces, green materials, solar panels, heated floors, photovoltaic panels, green roofs, water collectors, organic gardens, indoor air quality with our clients. Our passion, knowledge and expertise will travel beyond that…
Let’s talk about our home, our sanctuary, whether you are thinking of building a new one, remodelling an existing one, moving to a new one or happily staying in the one you are living in.
“A house is just a shelter -four walls and a roof- but home of course is where the heart is”. The relationship between a house and its ecosystem mirrors the relationship between home and the planet. Whereas the boundaries of a house may lie at its property line, home includes the entire earth. As Thoreau mused, “what’s the use of a house if you haven’t gotten a tolerable planet to put it on?” A house does not become a home through dramatic design but through a profound empathy between people and place.

The big gap from philosophy to practice is the individual commitment to start one step at a time and to focus not only on technical issues such energy efficiency, carbon credits and material content among others but to see sustainability as coming to see our home as a second skin. If you nurture your physical body, keeping it tuned and healthy, you’ll want to extend that Tender Loving Care to your shelter, the four walls and roof surrounding you.

We have developed cleaning strategies to meet your needs. Making a plan no matter which stage of green cleaning you are in. Each room of the house has daily, weekly and monthly chores. We will assign and divide responsibilities to meet your goals for all your spaces, kids rooms, new born, lovely elders, office spaces, garages, basements, attics, bathrooms, bedrooms, closets, windows, pets, carpets, rugs, refrigerators (inside, back, top, coils,) and old labelled foods.

We have design packages that include turning your mattress and spraying natural treatments, give your sink and your bathtub an herbal bath and many more exotic and holistic treatments for your surroundings. Imagine yourself for a minute after a hectic week just arriving home to a recently freshened up, decluttered home, an herbal bath of rose petals, rosemary or the fragrance of your choice, cleaned with baking soda, vinegar and lemon – non-toxic for you and the earth – ready for you to take a soak, unwind and relax. The rest: music, flowers and wine are just good companions.


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Susan Glenn Homes » Mortgages

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