14 Best remodeling and home improvement ideas to increase home value

14 Best remodeling and home improvement ideas to increase home value

What are good remodeling and home improvement ideas and which should you avoid when you want to increase the resale value of your house?

New home automation switch connects with Nest thermostat

New home automation switch connects with Nest thermostat

As homeowners integrate more smart products, manufacturers are making sure different components can talk to each other.

Mass market builder Pulte developing zero net energy home prototype

Mass market builder Pulte developing zero net energy home prototype

Pulte says it is the largest builder to participate in a pilot aimed at building new homes to achieve maximum energy efficiency and utility grid load reduction.

Grab bag o’ .gov goodness for green home tax incentives

Grab bag o’ .gov goodness for green home tax incentives

If you’re building or renovating green, or are even thinking about it, there are some big tax incentives for you.

Smart home technology designed to make life easier

Smart home technology designed to make life easier

In today's busy world, homeowners are increasingly seeking out home automation solutions to make life simpler.

What I wish every architect knew about green building

What I wish every architect knew about green building

The most effective green buildings start with the design and planning.

A SparkLED Holiday

A SparkLED Holiday

This year I treated myself to a new tree for the holidays and new lights were needed too. Of course LED lights were the plan, so off to the store I went.

Home Energy Baby Bump – Houses with Newborns Go 24/7

Home Energy Baby Bump – Houses with Newborns Go 24/7

Bringing home a baby can bump up energy use, but there are simple steps to take to cut costs.

1970s rancher undergoes high performance makeover

1970s rancher undergoes high performance makeover

A dated 1970s era ranch home underwent a deep remodeling job and went on to win a top green building award and helped educate a community on green building.

 With new devices it's easier to make your home smarter

With new devices it's easier to make your home smarter

Sales of smart home devices will exceed 20 million units by the end of 2014 and increase to 36 million units by 2017.

Lighting, lighting on the wall – which is prettiest of them all?

Lighting, lighting on the wall – which is prettiest of them all?

Trying to find the right light bulb is a mind-bender on the order of finishing a Rubik’s cube.

Incorporating Eco-Friendly Materials Into Your Decor

Incorporating Eco-Friendly Materials Into Your Decor

Those of us with a flair for furnishing and an eye towards the environment often find the two clashing.

The biggest obstacle to a green home

Green home building is becoming a bigger part of the market, but more homes could be green except for one thing.

Tiny House design secrets to living large in a small space

Tiny House design secrets to living large in a small space

The tiny house movement continues to gather steam as more people come to realize they can live a fulfilling life in a small home that's less resource intensive to build and operate.

Green Beam: LEDs Be Cra-Cra

Green Beam: LEDs Be Cra-Cra

Walk down the lighting aisle of any big-box store, and you’ll see something you wouldn’t have five years ago – half the light bulbs available are LED.

 LED Lights help green home reach LEED Platinum

LED Lights help green home reach LEED Platinum

Energy efficient LED lighting will be one of the technologies that will help Ed Begley Jr.'s new home reach LEED certification.

Ed Begley Jr. nearing completion on high performance green home

Ed Begley Jr. nearing completion on high performance green home

A long-time environmentalist, actor Ed Begley Jr. is putting the finishing touches on his new net-zero solar powered home.

Tubular daylighting lets the sun shine in

Tubular daylighting lets the sun shine in

Windows aren't the only solution for bringing natural light into every area in your home.

4 Foolproof Tips for Home Energy Savings That Add Up

4 Foolproof Tips for Home Energy Savings That Add Up

When it comes to home energy savings, electricity is the one that typically costs us the most. It’s also the easiest to cut back on to save money on your bill and reduce your impact on the planet.

Green tech for your home: saving energy and money

Green tech for your home: saving energy and money

Being a “green” homeowner means buying less, reusing more, and making do with what the Earth gives us - recognizing both its limitations and our own.

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