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The only way to guarantee that your home is green is to get it certified. There are various programs to consider when doing so.
Having a lush, green yard does not mean compromising green practices.
Green roofs - vegetative layers grown onto rooftops - can simmer some of the heat produced in urban areas.
Wind power is a wonderful source for energy, but it's worth investigating whether or not it is viable in your region before making the investment.
Choosing low- or no-VOC paints can increase the air quality in your home, and cause less health effects than traditional paints.
When it comes to choosing eco-friendly components for your home, few decisions cover as much ground as sustainable flooring options.
Pre-fabricated homes have come a long way since the days of the double-wide. Now theyre available in all sizes and budgets, and are much more energy-efficient than their new-build counterparts.
Geothermal technology actually relies on pumps to transfer heat stored beneath the Earths surface for heating and cooling productivity.
When youre building a new home, make sure you ask the right questions to find an architect who is committed to energy-efficiency.
There is a wide range of options available for those who want to incorporate wind energy into their homes. Turbines large and small, for rural or urban areas, have hit the market, and wrangling wind power may be easier and cheaper than you think.
Spray foam insulation fills the smallest cracks in your homes envelope, providing optimum energy efficiency and protection from air and water.
As local building codes adjust to include more green features, make sure you choose a builder with a proven commitment to energy effiency.
In addition to saving on energy bills, there are many other financial incentives to go green.
There are plenty of benefits to be gained from obtaining LEED green building certification for your home.
Incorporating residential solar power may be cheaper and easier than you think.
One of the easiest and cheapest ways to be greener is to make changes to your home's interior lighting.
Homeowners who modify existing homes or purchase new ones that meet environmental standards can enjoy improved air quality, better energy efficiency and cost savings.
Concerns about drought and a growing consumer interest in energy efficiency are making HET an important part of green building. Learn what types of toilets are available and what to expect in the future.
VOCs in paint post serious health risks for those exposed regularly. Learn what alternatives exist.
Saving money and minimizing power consumption are key benefits to energy-efficient appliances, but choosing the right one can be difficult. Learn what to look for when purchasing a new appliance.