Posts tagged: energy star

Green Remodeling: Eco-Friendly Home Improvements

By: Alayna Schroeder Renovating a home can feel like such a fresh and healthy start — until you start worrying about issues like the environmental impact of newly harvested or wasted materials, the off-gassing of newly introduced toxins, and more. Fortunately, you can take steps to make any remodel more friendly to both the planet […]

Should you buy energy-efficient appliances sooner or later?

By Marcie Geffner The average U.S. family spends about $2,200 each year for energy costs, and the use of large appliances accounts for a hefty chunk of that total, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. That means families can save money by replacing old appliances with newer, more energy-efficient models, says Kateri Callahan, president […]

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Making Your Home Green

Sponsored Guest Post The world is changing rapidly. The environment is one of the bigger facets affected by these changes, and not for the better. We are losing more water than we create it, rivers are drying, coastlines are rising, winters are getting colder; you name it. These negative and scary aspects of the globe […]

Get your Kitchen GREEN in 2013

We did it! We survived the dreaded end of the Mayan Calandar and lived to tell the tale but now what? Here we are on the cusp of a new year and a fresh start. NOW is the time to motivate yourself to make those little changes that will make a big impact for 2013. […]

Green Tech In A Sustainable Home: Retaining The Human Touch

How do green and energy-efficient technologies fit into the whole concept of a sustainable home? Among the green tech and energy-efficient features being built into a contemporary home under construction in Hingham, Mass., are solar photovoltaic and solar thermal systems, electronic lighting control, passive solar heating, staggered stud construction, ZIP System structural wall panels and […]