Green Home Guide roundup: Renewable energy sources, waste reduction and more cooling tips
On Fridays, USGBC shares green home-related content curated from around the web. If you see a great article on aspects of environmentally friendly home living such as green building, renovation, energy use or cleaning, please send it our way.
- It's the dog days of August, and we're all trying to stay cool. Check out the Department of Energy's article "Spring and Summer Energy-Saving Tips" for tips and resources about ways to keep your home cooled efficiently.
- This beginner's guide to renewable energy by Adam Kirk covers five types of renewable energy and how to determine which choices will be right for your home: solar cells, solar heating, wind power, geothermal heating and biomass heating.
- Reynard Loki's recent article on Alternet reviews the numbers on how much waste Americans really produce: over four pounds of trash a day per person. Take a look at the overall and state-by-state details, and scroll down for tips on how to reduce your waste generation.
Graphic by Save on Energy.