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Jun 30

Energy Efficiency Advice for Pole Buildings

If you are thinking about opting for a pole barn home, energy efficiency is something you will want to carefully consider. You are probably already aware that pole barns are generally much more cost efficient than a traditional home. However, you do need to consider the costs on the whole, and this includes assessing your …

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Jan 04

How to Easily Maintain Home Energy Savings

Studies show that American families spend an average of $2,000 a year on their home’s energy. Just think what else that sort of money could buy. What about an overseas holiday, an extravagant week of dining out, or a designer handbag? It’s true that energy bills are unavoidable, but they being so high isn’t necessary. This …

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Nov 20

11 Easy Water-Saving Tips & Tricks

In our developed country, sometimes it can be hard to remember that water conservation is an important part of keeping our resources sustainable as the global population grows. And although our blue planet is covered in water, less than one percent is actually available to us for consumption. And that limited resource is an important …

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Jun 25

Can Your Roof Save the Planet?

Now I’ve never been on the Family Feud, but I can guarantee that if you ask one-hundred people what the best way to save money on household energy costs is, you’ll see close to the following breakdown: About 50 of them will say windows and making sure they’re not leaking hot or cold. Another 20-25 …

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May 28

Infographic: Energy Star Certified Homes are Green out of the Box

Everyone knows that Energy Star products use less energy than those that don’t carry the label. While they may cost a little more they will reduce energy usage bringing savings on future bills. However, most people do not know that new homes can also be granted an Energy Star label. To qualify, homes must demonstrate …

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May 24

Green Living 101: 5 Tips to Installing Eco-friendly Appliances in the Home

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Being eco-friendly is a concern for a lot of people these days, for many different reasons. Some people feel that it is their turn to help out the environment and make sure that energy is conserved. Others are simply looking for a way to save money. Being eco-friendly is probably one of the best ways …

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May 15

It’s Never Too Early to Talk to Your Kids About Saving Energy

Did you know that about 70 percent of the electricity we use comes from power plants burning fossil fuels? The lights we use, the electronics we charge and heating and cooling systems we turn on and off all have an impact and contribute to climate change. That’s why it’s so important to instill energy efficient …

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Apr 08

6 Steps You Can Take for a Greener Office

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With Earth Day fast approaching, 22nd April for those interested, now is the perfect time to start considering the impact your business and office could be having on the environment. Earth Day aims to promote the value of our planet, encouraging people to take steps to protect it. While at times it seems like forces such …

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Feb 27

Eco-Friendly Trends in Assisted Living – Retiring with a Small Carbon Footprint

Being able to retire in a responsible way is on the minds of many older folks today. With the move towards more sustainable lifestyles, eco-friendly assisted living communities are becoming a popular way to do this. In many cities, the development of green retirement homes are an integral part of society, to lessen the negative …

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Feb 22

Green Labels Boost Real Estate Values

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  Buildings that are marked with an Energy Star or another type of green label have higher real estate rankings than buildings or homes that do not. This is just the way that it is. A lot of people, however, find themselves wondering why exactly energy efficient buildings are worth more. The answer to this …

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Jan 10

Tips on Buying Energy Efficient Home Appliances

Energy Efficiency and its Importance Energy Efficiency is a hot topic of discussion almost everywhere as Green Energy and its importance has become one of the major concerns of all nations. The effect of pollution on the greenhouse gases and its devastating impacts on our environment is the major reason for the Green Energy movement. …

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Nov 13

5 Simple High-Tech Tips to a Smart Green Home

Using technology to help you manage your home’s energy usage is easier than ever before. High tech solutions to green living are affordable and widely available, and any conscientious homeowner can lower their energy consumption, use clean and renewable sources of power and make the most out of existing materials to make a more efficient, …

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