Green water saving Advice

Conserving Water: 5 Tips to help you cut consumption and costs.

By Greenhomeguide Staff

For many years, potable water was taken for granted. Utility rates did little to discourage wasteful water practices until about 15 years ago. That’s when prices began to rise, and they haven’t stopped. 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…

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…

15 Green Projects for Under $500

By Jeanne Huber

Next to your refrigerator, your dryer is likely the biggest energy-guzzling appliance in your house. And while we wouldn't ask you to store your food in a vintage icebox, an old-fashioned clothesline is actually a pretty good idea. More…

Take Steps toward a Poison-Free, Natural Lawn

By Sherri Osaka

Lawns have gotten a lot of bad press lately—and not undeservedly. They use a tremendous amount of water and gasoline, and they pollute streams and other water resources with herbicide- and pesticide-laced runoff. But it doesn’t have to be that way. More…

Sustainable Landscaping Saves Water, Cuts Environmental Risks

By Tom Ash

Studies by public agencies across the country show home landscapes waste as much as 50 percent of the water used outside. In addition, residential application of pesticides per acre is typically 20 times that of farms, according to the EPA. 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…

5 Tips for Choosing a Low-Flow Toilet

Whether your motivation is environmental responsibility, saving money, or meeting building codes, installing a more efficient toilet is an effective and easy way to upgrade your home. More…

8 Steps to a Water-Wise Bathroom

A leaky toilet can waste up to 600 gallons of water per month! To check for leaks, put several drops of food coloring into the tank. If the color makes its way into the bowl, the toilet is leaking. More…

Making Your Bathroom Healthy, Efficient, and Comfortable

The bathroom is one of the most resource-intensive rooms in the house. As the largest user of water and a major energy consumer, it’s a great place to target to reduce your home’s environmental impact. You can have a healthy, resource-efficient, and comfortable bathroom; below are the most significant steps you can take toward reaching this goal as you remodel. More…