- What is a Green Home Show All
Whether you're building, remodeling, or simply sprucing up your home, we'll show you how to make eco-friendly changes that are simple and affordable.
"Smart home" and "green home" are now nearly synonymous.
Solar panels and temperature-regulating walls aren't the only ways to help your household adopt more eco-friendly practices. There are a ton of easy -- and fun -- ways to conserve energy.
The rise in popularity of green building means that some notable trends are emerging — and for good reason. Homeowners, builders and designers who choose sustainable building experience some amazing benefits that no other type of building could ever compare with.
Kermit got it wrong: Being green can be easy — at least when it comes to owning a green home.
- Home Renewable Energy Show All
When designing a house, one of the most important issues is energy efficiency.
There are a number of steps to follow when planning to power your home with solar energy. After choosing which option is best for you to use solar (see step 3), follow the steps afterward that apply to you. Your solar energy installer and local utility company can provide more information on the exact steps you will need to take to power your home with solar energy.
As America is redefining how the nation is powered solar power is becoming an increasingly attractive option.
CHANGE STARTS AT HOME: FOUR WAYS TO SWITCH TO RENEWABLES
The elevator pitch: You want to do your part to cut emissions and start using clean energy at home, but aren’t sure where to begin or if it makes sense for you. Here are four options to explore to get started.
Powering and heating your home with clean energy sources sounds like a no-brainer when it comes to going green, but deciding which kind of fuel is right for you isn't as simple. Solar power? Wind power? Hydropower? Geothermal power?--active or passive? It's overwhelming--and it's enough to stop you before you even get started.
By now, you’ve probably seen ads for green energy companies. But how do you know if signing up will really reduce your carbon footprint?
The short answer: It will, but probably not the way you think.
- Save Energy & Water Show All
The way we do our laundry, clean our dishes and hose down our cars all has a surprising and largely unnoticed impact on the climate.
This energy saving advice will make your home greener and could save you money...
If you're looking to reduce your carbon footprint, start at home—and you'll see the savings add up on your energy bills.
Learn how to reduce your water usage.
Energy efficient light bulbs are good for the environment and your pocketbook.
Don’t forget to be mindful of how much water you use—and waste.
While a professional home energy audit is the best way to determine where your home is losing energy and where you can save, you can conduct your own simple but diligent walk-through and spot many problems in any type of house.
With much of the western United States in a severe, years-long drought, attention is turning to water use — and abuse.
It’s all about the insulation.
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