Top five ways to green an existing home

Top five ways to green an existing home

Being the frugal homeowner of a historic house, I'm always looking for ways to save money on my energy bills and to be more environmentally responsible. With that in mind, I thought I'd share my top five inexpensive ways to green an existing home: First on the list of energy savings is to seal your home's envelope.

Efficiency standards can save households $10,000

Efficiency standards can save households $10,000

National efficiency standards for appliances, lighting and other equipment will save consumers and businesses more than $1.1 trillion per year and dramatically reduce green house gas pollution and other emissions by 2035, according to a study by the Washington, D.C-based...

Energy 101: How to choose a light bulb (Video)

Energy 101: How to choose a light bulb (Video)

Compare lumens, instead of watts, when shopping for new, energy-efficient light bulbs. Knowing how many lumens you need for a particular setting allows you to buy the right bulb.

Kichler Lighting adds new ceiling fans (Slideshow)

Kichler Lighting adds new ceiling fans (Slideshow)

Kichler Lighting is significantly expanding its ceiling fan line with the addition of 11 new fans, including three new DC motor fans, five Energy Star-qualified fans and three fans engineered for use around wet areas such as pools and patios.

Thomas Edison project benefits from an LED upgrade

Thomas Edison project benefits from an LED upgrade

In the 1880's one of the United State's wealthiest citizens, J. Pierpont Morgan, elected to have Thomas Edison integrate electricity into his personal home and library on Madison Avenue in New York City, which many considered a very forward-thinking move.

European market energy-efficient lighting update

European market energy-efficient lighting update

European consumers are being urged to replace incandescent bulbs with more energy-efficient options, similar to the new rules for lighting in the U.S.

NAHB IBS: Kichler Lighting

NAHB IBS: Kichler Lighting

At the NAHB International Builders' Show in Orlando, Fla., ProudGreenHome Editor Teena Hammond talks to Jeffrey Dross, corporate director of education and industry trends for Kichler Lighting.

NAHB IBS: Leviton

NAHB IBS: Leviton

At the NAHB International Builders' Show in Orlando, Fla., ProudGreenHome Editor Teena Hammond talks to Jay Sherman, director of marketing residential for Leviton.

Ask the Expert: Tips to save energy at home

Ask the Expert: Tips to save energy at home

Save on home utility bills with the best tips on saving water, reducing vampire energy loads and more.

Designer light bulb showcases CFL's

Designer light bulb showcases CFL's

Plumen 001, a designer CFL by Hulger, presents a new take on the light bulb's iconic shape. Touted as the world's first designer low energy bulb, the manufacturers set out to make a design statement with its dynamic, sculptured form.

Utility unveils Energy Innovation Center  in San Diego

Utility unveils Energy Innovation Center in San Diego

San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) introduced its new Energy Innovation Center today. This facility allows residential and business customers to learn about energy efficiency, alternative fuel transportation, Smart Grid and clean generation. The center has seminar on energy efficiency,...

ACEEE reports U.S. need to focus on energy efficiency first

ACEEE reports U.S. need to focus on energy efficiency first

America is thinking too small when it comes to energy efficiency, while also making the mistake of "crowding out" economically beneficial investments in energy efficiency by focusing on riskier and more expensive bids to develop new energy sources, according to...

LED lights help keep green RV moving (Video)

LED lights help keep green RV moving (Video)

A modified Airstream RV offers a sustainable way of life for two Bay area environmentalists.

2012 is the year of the low-energy person

2012 is the year of the low-energy person

The word for 2012 is incremental. Incremental investments and improvements will demonstrate a continued interest in energy and water conservation in 2012. While the economy is stable, there remains a sense of insecurity due to a slow jobs recovery and...

New rules begin for light bulbs

New rules begin for light bulbs

The new year is the start of new rules in lighting technology. Traditional incandescent bulbs are being phased out and replaced with energy-efficient alternatives.

How to improve home lighting efficiency

How to improve home lighting efficiency

How can I increase efficiency in my home's lighting? Want to help the environment, and save electrical energy and cost? By relying less on the strained power grid of your own city, you can do so! A few procedures will...

Save money, environment with green home improvement projects

Save money, environment with green home improvement projects

Use the winter months to work on big and small home improvement projects.

Home, sweet green home

Home, sweet green home

In today's culture, going green has become more than just recycling and composting; going green has become a movement that has shaped the way people build and use resources in their businesses and homes. If you're looking to reduce your...

18 Painless suggestions to save our planet

18 Painless suggestions to save our planet

1. Look for and purchase pro-environmental products and services (like your architect!). 2.

Blog: Trimming the tree in green style

Blog: Trimming the tree in green style

A simple formula shows whether buying new LED holiday lights is worth the trouble and expense of replacing existing, more traditional light strands.

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