Any house built before 1978 likely contains lead paint. It was durable and marketed as a premium paint, and so homeowners happily coated the exterior and interior of their houses with it. Back then people didn’t understand lead is a potent neurotoxin that can cause intellectual disabilities and perm
At Indow we firmly believe that business can be a positive force for good. It’s the reason we’re working to make the built environment more energy efficient to fight climate change. And it’s the reason we partnered with our local Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization to launch We Hire Refugee
What can you do with lightweight acrylic sheets? Well, you can make window inserts that create a more energy efficient built environment. That’s what we do. Turns out you can also use them to make steamroller prints! What, you ask, is a steamroller print? You paint a picture on something like a piec
Do you live in an old home? Many of us here at Indow do and so we understand the glorious aspects as well as the challenges, which can include energy loss. To save energy, you can do several things that will also make your old home more comfortable: air seal gaps and cracks in your windows, doors a
In the post-Brexit era of political hostility towards global treaties, we must reconsider our approach to dealing with climate change. Brexit revealed that the economic stresses climate change is sure to induce will undermine political support for mitigation measures that can be portrayed as harmful
It’s hot in many parts of the country. Real hot. And extreme heat can be brutal, especially if your body has gotten use to refrigerated air. And let’s face it: many of our bodies have. Air conditioning is now just so common. In a few short decades, we’ve created a society that relies on it (raise yo
It was the destruction of the historic J. L. Hudson Company Department Store that set Jim Turner on a career path to preserve old windows. Hudson’s had 2.1 million square feet of floor space with 32 floors and a world-record breaking 705 fitting rooms. In Detroit’s heyday, Hudson’s sold the height
Mid-century modern homes were once futuristic, the “homes of tomorrow.” Built after World War II, they incorporated the abundant and relatively inexpensive materials no longer needed for the war effort in features like aluminum windows and steel cabinets.