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The Parent Trap: Avoid Mistakes in Nursery Projects By Following Three Basic Principles

By following these three basic principles, you will avoid the usual traps that well-meaning parents often fall into. More…

A Homeowner’s Guide to Post Bubble Real Estate: Five Steps You Can Take to Better Protect Your #1 Investment

By Greenhomeguide Staff

Five Steps You Can Take to Better Protect Your #1 Investment More…

4 ways to make your home more energy-efficient with occupancy/vacancy sensors.

By Lutron (Sponsored Content)

Saving energy is simple—with occupancy/vacancy sensors. One of the easiest energy-saving solutions you can add to your home is an occupancy /vacancy sensor. More…

Choosing a Green Countertop that Works with Your Style and Your Life

Readers who have evaluated, installed and lived with green countertops share their advice about selecting a countertop material that works with your lifestyle. More…

Choosing Kitchen Countertops: Our Top Picks

Countertops are often kitchen showpieces, speaking to the style and environmental sensibilities of the homeowner. And because we prepare our meals on them, their environmental and health effects are intimately linked with our daily lives. 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…

Creating a Green Kitchen: From Resource Planning to Maintenance

The kitchen is the home’s work center and a top resource consumer. You can mitigate many of the kitchen’s environmental impacts—and provide a healthier environment for your household—by following these recommendations for the design, materials specification, construction process, and use of your kitchen. More…

Selecting Green Paint

In-depth comparisons of latex, natural, and oil paints. This overview covers the environmental and health impacts associated with most types of paint on the market. More…

9 Ways to Make Your Home More Energy Efficient

By Harvey M. Sachs, Ph.D.

The house is a system. You save money and improve performance when you take cost-effective measures that reduce building loads, and then install systems and appliances that are the right size to meet the reduced loads. In general, over-sizing worsens performance and increases costs. More…