Greenbuild: Kirei

Greenbuild: Kirei

At Greenbuild in San Francisco, John Stein, owner of Kirei, talks to Teena Hammond, editorial director and associate publisher of ProudGreenHome, about his company's natural products.

Greenbuild: LittleFootprint Lighting

Greenbuild: LittleFootprint Lighting

While at Greenbuild International Conference & Expo in San Francisco, Teena Hammond, editorial director and associate publisher of ProudGreenHome, talks to Nancy Wahl-Scheurich, CEO of LittleFootprint Lighting.

CFL mythbusters

CFL mythbusters

Do you know that CFLs use up to 75 percent less energy than incandescent bulbs and last up to 10 times longer? That translates to significant energy savings over time. Unfortunately, these statistics are sometimes clouded by inaccurate myths. Below I've listed some common myths surrounding CFL bulbs.

Finding the right light: An overview of energy-efficient lighting options

Finding the right light: An overview of energy-efficient lighting options

You may have heard about upcoming changes with household lighting. The good news is there are replacement options for traditional incandescent bulbs that actually save you money over the life of the bulb.

Insulate the attic for maximum efficiency

Insulate the attic for maximum efficiency

As America gears up for Halloween, the "spooky" places in our homes, like the attic, become areas that children fear because of scary stories that they hear and see on TV. For adults, the scary story lies in the fact...

High-tech ways to save on energy costs

High-tech ways to save on energy costs

Home energy bills keep going up, so it's natural to want to find a few ways to cut costs. Here are several high-tech solutions.

How to save with energy-efficient home improvements

How to save with energy-efficient home improvements

Make your home more energy-efficient and save on utility bills with a few easy changes in lighting, windows and doors, and heating and air conditioning.

Winter weatherization tips for your wallet

Winter weatherization tips for your wallet

We might be in the height of football season, but before you know it the leaves will have fallen from the trees and that light breeze will get chillier. That's right folks – winter will be here in the blink...

My favorite way to save energy

My favorite way to save energy

My wife and I have a favorite item for saving energy. It's our in-wall occupancy sensors in the bathrooms and powder room of our home.

6 eco ways to remodel your bathroom (Slideshow)

6 eco ways to remodel your bathroom (Slideshow)

Remodel your bathroom using these six tips to make it eco-friendly, modern and stylish.

Unique features of HGTV Green Home (Video)

Unique features of HGTV Green Home (Video)

Unique features make this year's HGTV Green Home even more interesting, with eco options such as a bioswale and a chandelier made out of old tobacco sticks.

How does a green home benefit a family?

How does a green home benefit a family?

A green home benefits a family in several real, deep ways. The first and most important way is that it benefits our health.

Reduce footprints in your home – the carbon kind

Reduce footprints in your home – the carbon kind

This summer is a great time for home improvement projects. Since going green is more than just a trend, but a lifestyle, it's best to focus on minimizing the footprints in your home.

Energy efficiency solutions help beat the heat (Video)

Energy efficiency solutions help beat the heat (Video)

Across the nation, business owners, manufacturers and large public sector institutions face a challenging question: Are extreme weather events, such as this summer's record-setting heat waves, the new normal?

The power of play (Video)

The power of play (Video)

After living in Ghana as a missionary and experiencing first-hand the limited amount of daylight the country has (it's located on the equator), Ben Markham, a retired engineer, had an "ah-ha" moment. Seeing the limited, if any, toys the children...

Tips to use energy wisely during hot weather

Tips to use energy wisely during hot weather

It's easy to reduce summer utility bills with a few simple tips to lower electricity usage.

How make a home green and suitable for aging in place

How make a home green and suitable for aging in place

An easy retrofit that will make the home safer, add convenience, save energy and addresses aging in place is to add an in-wall occupancy sensor to some of the lights in your home. An occupancy sensor will automatically turn the...

GE halogen bulb is renamed

GE halogen bulb is renamed

GE renames halogen bulb to make it part of the longstanding Energy-Efficient Soft White line. Halogen bulbs are an alternative to incandescent bulbs.

Less stuff is always better

Less stuff is always better

To create a Swamp Yankee Green home, opt for fewer light fixtures, fewer doors and windows and fewer bath fixtures. Of course it also costs less if you don't buy and install, use and maintain so many extras, but living...

Does traditional feng shui have an implication for green buildings?

Does traditional feng shui have an implication for green buildings?

The ancient practice of feng shui holds a vast potential for the future of sustainability. Feng shui is beneficial for the internal spaces of a building — the interior environment and its people — as well as its surroundings, holding great implication for sustainability in the overall environment.

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