Three Ways to Make Your Roof More Energy Efficient

Improving the energy efficiency of your roof doesn’t have to be costly. Small improvements can deliver a big difference, not only to your home’s energy usage, but also to the size of your energy bill. More…

6 Ways to Get the Green Benefits without the Green Roof

For the 90-some percent of us for whom a living roof doesn’t make sense, the benefits of such a roof are still attainable. Our experts have weighed in on the various ways to achieve a green roof's benefits without planting your roof. More…

6 Tips to Save Water in the Kitchen

Sinks, dishwashers, and garbage disposals give you plenty of options for how you can stop wasting one of our planet’s most valuable resources, whether you’re building new, renovating an old space, or just making do with what you’ve got. More…

Easy as 1, 2, 3: How to Recycle Grey Water

Knowing where to start with grey water recycling isn’t easy. Here’s our guide to “going grey” no matter what your budget. More…

Tips for Switching to High-Efficiency Toilets, Showerheads, and Faucets

Upgrading to more efficient bathroom fixtures will reduce both your water bill and energy bill, and you may receive rebates and incentives to make the switch, too. More…

What is Light Control?

By Lutron (Sponsored Content)

Light control is the ability to regulate the level and quality of light in a given space for specific tasks or situations. Controlling light properly not only enhances the experience, it helps to save energy by using light when and where it is needed most. More…

Green Homes 101

Making your home a greener place is a commitment to yourself, your family, your community, and the world. But more than that, it is a learning process. As exciting new technologies, products, and scientific breakthroughs constantly emerge, staying educated on the hows—as well as the whys—of maintaining a green home is the best way to ensure your efforts are as effective and beneficial as possible. More…

Tips for Living Green

Having a home that contributes to a healthy environment is important, but a home is only as green as the people who live in it. In and out of the home, there is a lot you can do to help protect the world’s air, water, land, wildlife, and climate. More…

Natural Pest Control

Ants, rodents, termites . . . Keep what's bugging you outside—where it belongs. More…

Green Retrofit Checklist

CFLs can be a huge energy saver and typically have a much longer life than other bulbs. Changing five of the most frequently used bulbs in your home can save you $100 per year on electric bills. More…