Condo to become first high-end residential zero waste building in New York City

Condo to become first high-end residential zero waste building in New York City

A new high-rise is taking a big bite of energy efficiency in the Big Apple. The building at 565 Broome Soho, which is nearing completion, is expected to become the city’s first high-end residential zero waste structure, reports Inhabitat. That...

Americans continuing strong water-conversation efforts

Americans continuing strong water-conversation efforts

Scores of Americans have focused on water conservation the last several years as parts of the country were stricken with extreme drought. Though water supplies largely have been replenished, the effort to reduce usage has persisted, according to a recent...

Conversation tips help save water, money

Conversation tips help save water, money

Water may be Earth’s most abundant resource, but we make constant efforts to conserve it. From the aspect of a homeowner, conservation can save considerable money. Below are 14 preservation tips from the website Mind Body Green that can shrink water bills. 1.

5 benefits of owning a green home

5 benefits of owning a green home

Numerous studies on the value of green and sustainable homes have been consistent in their findings: They’re good for the environment and the people who reside in them. Specifically, there are a host of benefits that can reduce costs, reduce...

6 tips for green home investing

6 tips for green home investing

A time goes by, more and more home builders and home buyers are realizing the value of green and sustainable. With summer upon us, the pace of the residential construction is picking up. For those planning a high-performance home, here are six tips to consider as you invest, according to Blue & Green Tomorrow. 1.

8 tiny homes built tough for off-grid living

8 tiny homes built tough for off-grid living

Despite their growing appeal, tiny houses deter many prospective owners because of their lack of elbow room. The website Inhabitat recently spotlighted eight tiny homes that smaller structure aren’t delicate in nature, but actually just as resilient as any traditional...

Annual energy expense for home prototype projected at $69

Annual energy expense for home prototype projected at $69

Imagine the annual energy cost for your home being only about what it costs to take a family to dinner. A new carbon positive home in one of Australia’s first sustainable housing projects is expected to rack up just $69...

Infographic: How much does a smart home actually save?

Energy saving smart devices are no longer things of the future. The recent eruption of smart home technology has given us everything from smart lights that turn off automatically to smart power strips that can “unplug” devices not in use....

Vermont law aims to spur energy savings

Vermont law aims to spur energy savings

A new energy-efficiency law could end up saving Vermonters hundreds of millions of dollars. The bill signed by Gov. Phil Scott sets 16 separate efficiency standards for products ranging from computer monitors to commercial deep fryers and fluorescent bulbs, reports...

2 Seattle homes among world's first to achieve zero energy certification

2 Seattle homes among world's first to achieve zero energy certification

Two Seattle homes are among the world’s most sustainable. Emerald Star and Cork Haus have received zero energy certifications from the International Living Future Institute as part of its Zero Energy Building certification program, according to a release. The homes...

Smart home to harvest rainwater, solar energy in Caribbean

Smart home to harvest rainwater, solar energy in Caribbean

A self-sufficient home topped with a soaring cocoon-like structure envisions new heights of off-grid living. The Cocoon Smart Home, designed by Richard’s Architecture + Design (RA+D), will be the first Minergie-ECO certified building in the Dominican Republic, reports Inhabitat. With...

Alexa, Rinnai integrates Amazon technology into water heaters

Alexa, Rinnai integrates Amazon technology into water heaters

Rinnai Corp., a leading producer of tankless gas water heaters, has become the first tankless manufacturer to feature Amazon Alexa integrated into its products. The innovation allows users to ask Alexa, “Alexa, ask Rinnai to start circulation,” or say, “Alexa,...

Infographic: 7 best energy-efficient apps for your home

These days, there really is an app for everything. Energy efficiency is no exception. There are a countless number of apps designed specifically to help homeowners become more environmentally-conscious in how they run their homes. The infographic below by Calgary...

5 ways to more sustainable home construction

5 ways to more sustainable home construction

The terms “green” and “sustainable” both describe more efficient, environmentally-responsible ways of using resources in the construction industry. In the past, only specialty builders marketed themselves as green. Now, around one-third of the U.S.

Infographic: Comparing U.S. daily water use to parched Cape Town

Infographic: Comparing U.S. daily water use to parched Cape Town

If you take a five-minute shower and flush your toilet just once, you’ve already used more than the daily allotment of water for Cape Town, South Africa, residents. As the city approaches “Day Zero,” the day Cape Town is expected...

Tips can help save water this spring

Tips can help save water this spring

It’s spring, and outdoor water use is on the rise. While it’s important to be water conscious throughout the year, the spring and summer require increased attention to irrigation schedules and outdoor water use. Experts estimate that 50 percent of...

3 eco-friendly tips for maintaining a swimming pool

3 eco-friendly tips for maintaining a swimming pool

Without precautionary measures, a pool can become home's largest energy user

Make your water fresh with a whole-home water filter system

Make your water fresh with a whole-home water filter system

Depending on where you live, your water may not be as clean as it could be.

Tips for making the most of the living landscape at your new home

Tips for making the most of the living landscape at your new home

Take a look at what currently exists in your yard to determine what you love about it and what you’d like to change.

What can you do to stop wasting water?

What can you do to stop wasting water?

The most common places to find household leaks are your toilet, sinks or water heater.

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