Go eco-friendly with holiday light displays

Go eco-friendly with holiday light displays

Use LED lights for this year's holiday displays to help save energy and the environment.

Rating the real payoff from 50 green home projects

Rating the real payoff from 50 green home projects

How many environmentalists does it take to change a light bulb? There are several answers to this joke (none of them that funny), but the real answer is: "all of them." Everyone should be swapping their burnt out incandescent bulbs...

EPA announces winners of Apps for the Environment Challenge

EPA announces winners of Apps for the Environment Challenge

The EPA announces the winners of an apps competition that feature ways to save on energy.

Ask the Expert: What elements can make a bathroom more green?

Ask the Expert: What elements can make a bathroom more green?

Add green elements to a bathroom to make it more environmentally friendly.

New green home features near net zero energy usage

New green home features near net zero energy usage

A storm in 2008 led to the design and construction of a new green home in Apple Valley, Minn.

Why net zero?

Why net zero?

Net zero homes produce all of the energy, and sometimes more, that a home can use. This results in extremely low utility bills for the homeowners.

Traditional light bulbs are being hoarded ahead of federal phaseout

Traditional light bulbs are being hoarded ahead of federal phaseout

Some consumers are hoarding old-fashioned light bulbs in advance of the federally mandated phase out.

Ask the Expert: What should homeowners do to prepare their homes for cold weather?

Ask the Expert: What should homeowners do to prepare their homes for cold weather?

Summer is the best time to work on projects to prepare your home for winter weather. With that in mind, we turned to one of our experts at ProudGreenHome to give homeowners advice:       Ted Clifton, founder of Zero-Energy Plans LLC, and CVH Inc:   Water is the number one destroyer of homes.

How to cut back on costs with energy efficient lighting

How to cut back on costs with energy efficient lighting

New lighting options can easily reduce electricity costs with a simple switch of a bulb.

Going green in Orange

Going green in Orange

New home in Orange, Calif. features smart energy items such as solar panels to heat the pool and light the house.

Greening the bathroom

Greening the bathroom

Keep your bathroom green with products and materials made from eco-friendly resources.

Ask the Expert: What are 5 ways to make a kitchen more green?

Ask the Expert: What are 5 ways to make a kitchen more green?

Experts share tips on how to add more green to a kitchen.

Ask the Expert: Tips for reducing summer utility bills

Ask the Expert: Tips for reducing summer utility bills

ProudGreenHome: How do I reduce summer utility bills? Luis Imery: Well, summer is here and the nice spring weather that you had for cooling your homes with natural ventilation is gone. Now the HVAC system in your home is kicking in to keep it comfortable.

Ask the Expert: How do I reduce summer utility bills?

Ask the Expert: How do I reduce summer utility bills?

Experts weigh in on creative ways to save on summer utility bills.

Tips on energy savings this summer

Tips on energy savings this summer

We have solar panels on our roof, so a lot of people ask me about them as they consider how to decrease their electric bill. As much as I love solar panels, most people should not install solar panels until they have done a lot more energy conservation in their home first.

Ten tips to cut back on summer energy bills

Ten tips to cut back on summer energy bills

Save on utility bills with a few easy tips to make your house more energy efficient.

Ask the Expert: How do I make an existing home green?

Ask the Expert: How do I make an existing home green?

ProudGreenHome: What are easy ways to retrofit an existing home to include green features? Heather Ferrier: In my experience, when people consider a green remodel, they often start with a focus on energy-efficient upgrades. Their energy bills are often double...

Ask the Expert: How do I make an existing home green?

Ask the Expert: How do I make an existing home green?

Many people want to build a green home, but the prospect of building a new house is not always an option. There are many ways to remodel an existing home to make it more energy efficient.

NAHB Green: 550 attendees, 60 exhibitors and 33 breakout sessions

NAHB Green: 550 attendees, 60 exhibitors and 33 breakout sessions

Salt Lake City is a not-so-distant memory. The NAHB Green Building Conference & Expo, May 1-3, was an amazingly busy three days, starting with a green home tour of area construction, then two full days on the exhibitor floor, including the Monday night awards dinner.

NAHB Green: Target first-time homebuyers

NAHB Green: Target first-time homebuyers

NAHB Green: Rene Oehlerking talks about first-time homebuyers and their interest in green homes at the NAHB green conference in Salt Lake City.

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