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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…

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…

Interactive Tools

The Web is full of interactive tools that allow you to figure out just how green your home and lifestyle are, and to learn ways to boost your green credentials. Below are a few of our favorites. More…

Green Renovation Checklist

Before you hang the drapes, get those windows up to peak performance. Common leaks occur around windows, doors, and other wall penetrations. Plugging those leaks with weather stripping and caulk, a simple task for anyone, can reduce your energy bill by $100 or more. More…

45 Ways to Green the Not-So-New House

By U.S. Green Building Council

There’s a reason so many builders are leaning green these days. After all, who doesn’t want a home that’s healthier, keeps energy costs and greenhouse gas emissions in check, and doesn’t squander water and other natural resources? But you don’t have to build from scratch to turn your not-so-new house into a dwelling that’s eco-friendly and more economical to run. More…

Green Home Checklist

Whether you’re a homebuyer or a renter looking for a green home, how do you know if a home is truly green? What should you look for? More…

Keeping Warm for Less

By John D. Wagner

A comfy, cozy winter doesn't have to break the bank or be an energy drain. More…

New York Tested: Tips for Efficient Use of Kitchen Space

By Erika Doering

When remodeling your kitchen, saving space and maximizing efficiency lead to energy savings, reduced waste, and more. Here are some design tips from an expert green interior designer. More…

Get Optimal Performance from a Tankless Water Heater

Tankless water heaters have caught the eye of many homeowners lately—as a way to reduce the 19 percent of total home energy use consumed by water heating. More…

Elements of a Green Bathroom

Green materials and ecological design are the cutting-edge ways to implement sound health and hygiene practices, ensuring that clean water, clean air, and healthy habitats remain available for all species. More…