Why your electric bill is so high

Why your electric bill is so high

Here are 10 reasons why your electric bill is so high, several of which you probably never expected. From light bulbs to hair dryers to central air, nearly everything in a home uses energy, and nearly everything costs money. And...

VIDEO: Energy-saving lighting makes a splash in a bathroom upgrade

VIDEO: Energy-saving lighting makes a splash in a bathroom upgrade

Shine the right light on the most-used areas of the bathroom.

VIDEO: Energy-saving lighting makes kitchens brighter

VIDEO: Energy-saving lighting makes kitchens brighter

Experts give advice on adding eco-friendly lighting in the busiest room in the house.

Green living trends for 2011

Green living trends for 2011

It’s still January, so it’s not too late for a look toward the horizon to see what trends will be influencing homes in not-too-distant future. Here's my list of those trends that I think you will see discussed as the...

Hot products and optimism at Greenbuild

Hot products and optimism at Greenbuild

Hot new products and optimism make Greenbuild 2010 a memorable event.

The time is here for residential LED lighting

The time is here for residential LED lighting

Pricing and availability are improving for LED bulbs to replace incandescents.

5 green techniques you can use now

5 green techniques you can use now

Ready to go green? Here are 5 ways to get started.

Molokai residents see the light; swap out incandescent bulbs for CFLs

Molokai residents see the light; swap out incandescent bulbs for CFLs

Viral marketing campaign on Hawaiian island results in replacing 36,000 lightbulbs with high efficiency CFLs in three months.

It's buyer beware when it comes to untested green products

It's buyer beware when it comes to untested green products

The FTC is cracking down on deceptive marketing of green lighting products.

The quest to go green: where to begin

The quest to go green: where to begin

New windows or better insulation? Solar or wind? Homeowners are often willing to go green, but often lack the knowledge to do so.

Case study: New Orleans home is energy efficient and hurricane tolerable

Case study: New Orleans home is energy efficient and hurricane tolerable

Completed in May 2010, this single family home has a HERS score of 56 and can withstand winds of 130 MPH.

Slideshow: HGTV green home features sustainable artwork

Slideshow: HGTV green home features sustainable artwork

Artwork used throughout the home was collected within a 200-mile radius in order to benefit local artists and practice sustainable procurement methods.

What will the home of the future look like?

What will the home of the future look like?

Although not pretending to own a crystal ball, the Earth Advantage Institute has developed some futuristic predictions.

The role of a landscape architect in sustainable home construction

The role of a landscape architect in sustainable home construction

As more homeowners stress sustainability inside and outside their homes, it's crucial to get landscape architects involved during the early phases of construction or remodeling.

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