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Keeping Warm for Less

Keeping Warm for Less

If you feel a shiver each time you open your utility bill, your house may be too cold. More likely, however, you're paying more than you should to heat it. In either case, you can make changes now that will make your home more comfortable and save you money.

Creating a Green Kitchen: From Resource Planning to Maintenance

Creating a Green Kitchen: From Resource Planning to Maintenance

The kitchen is the home’s work center and a top resource consumer. You can mitigate many of the kitchen’s environmental impacts—and provide a healthier environment for your household—by following these recommendations for the design, materials specification, construction process, and use of your kitchen.

DESIGN FOR REDUCED RESOURCE USE

The 'Step by Steps' of the LED Green Light Grant Program

The 'Step by Steps' of the LED Green Light Grant Program

Energy Grants and Energy Rebate programs are often mired in complexities of paperwork that deter prospective beneficiaries from even starting down the path. If you are a business owner, property owner, or property manager, that does not have time for a lot of paperwork, then this program may be for you.

LED Saving Solutions launches $10 Million Green Light Grant Program for the 2010 Holiday Season

LED Saving Solutions launches $10 Million Green Light Grant Program for the 2010 Holiday Season

LEDs (light emitting diodes) are a hot topic as they are an energy efficient alternative to fluorescent and traditional lighting. However, since the cost of the technology is still relatively high, many commercial property owners and managers are looking for every possible financial edge - from rebates to grants - to make the switch.

How Green is Bio-Based Soy Foam Insulation?

How Green is Bio-Based Soy Foam Insulation?

Question: Do you recommend bio-based soy foam insulation?
Eco-Friendly Drywall?

Eco-Friendly Drywall?

Question: Is there a drywall alternative that's safe for our new baby's nursery?We are having a baby this year, and the walls in our future nursery are in poor shape. Can you recommend a drywall alternative that is not just eco-friendly but also low in chemicals?

Window Replacement: What's the Greenest Choice?

Window Replacement: What's the Greenest Choice?

Question: We will be putting new windows in our 1948 Vero Beach, Florida home. Do we want double-paned or is single-pane okay? Also aluminum or vinyl-clad?

Converting to Solar Power

Converting to Solar Power

Question: I want to convert to solar energy. Where do I start?

9 Ways to Make Your Home More Energy Efficient

9 Ways to Make Your Home More Energy Efficient

The house is a system. You save money and improve performance when you take cost-effective measures that reduce building loads, and then install systems and appliances that are the right size to meet the reduced loads. In general, over-sizing worsens performance and increases costs.

Green Spotlight: Precision Paragon's Lighting Retrofit Calculator

Green Spotlight: Precision Paragon's Lighting Retrofit Calculator

Precision Paragon is an energy efficient commercial lighting manufacturer who specializes in lighting retrofit projects. Since upgrading to energy efficient lighting can create big cost savings and significant environmental benefits, Precision Paragon has developed an online retrofit calculator to help demonstrate the amount of savings that could be realized.

LED Saving Solutions