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5 Best Practices For Building Inexpensive, Green Homes

Home builders need to save money, particularly those buying their home for the first time. Building green homes once was considered to be a luxury but now is affordable. Green home construction has some costs, but many of the green systems put in place save money in home maintenance. Communicating with Suppliers By working with suppliers, home builders will determine the best products obtainable from the manufacturers. This step will get the homes certified by the National Green Building St

Meghan Belnap

Meghan Belnap

Great Green Hope: 6 Positive Impacts of Green Technology

Green technology is becoming more on the forefront of everyone's minds as the worry of global warming increases. The many positive impacts of green technology are numerous and can be measured by the attention that green tech has garnered in the past decade. Below we will explore some of the specifics of why some types of tech are better than others. Solar Power Unlike non-renewable energy sources like fossil fuels, the sun is a renewable energy source that should stick around another 6 bil

Meghan Belnap

Meghan Belnap

5 Eco-Friendly Changes Every Homeowner Can Make

You’ve heard it before: caring for the environment starts at home. No change is too small and it’s easier than you think to have a green-friendly home. Making changes for the betterment of the environment can help your wallet too. Follow these simple tips and become an eco-friendly homeowner today. 1. Keep an Eye on the Thermostat Year-Round According to MSN Real Estate, as much as half of your yearly energy use can be from your air conditioner and heating systems. Save power (and money) by

Meghan Belnap

Meghan Belnap

Recycling Basics for New Homeowners - What You Need to Know

Preservation of resources does more than simply ensure they are around for future generations. Recycling accomplishes more than simply finding a way to reuse an item. For instance, preserving resources can mean saving a household money, others money, develop responsibility in the younger generation and help to build ties in the community by supporting a common cause. It’s important to teach the younger generation how to recycle and there are a few methods for doing so. Outings There is an ac

Meghan Belnap

Meghan Belnap

How Much Can Energy Efficient Appliances Really Save You?

The past decade has seen an energy revolution. Everything is becoming more and more efficient, appliances included. That means they take less of your energy bill and are friendly to the environment. But do the savings behind this new efficiency justify the purchase of a new appliance? To tackle this question, we talked to appliance experts from Atlas Appliances Ltd. They had a few bits of valuable information regarding this topic: Take Inventory Consider replacing the appliances in your h

Meghan Belnap

Meghan Belnap

A Green Home is a Happy Home - Modern Upgrades

With the rising cost and limited supply of nonrenewable energy sources, many businesses are looking elsewhere to power their buildings. Some companies reduce their carbon footprint by using solar panels; others use windmills to provide their energy needs. Some are turning to more unique and modern energy savers. A busy train station in Stockholm, for example, converts body heat into warm water that is then used to heat a nearby building. This saves them 25 percent on energy costs. Going green, h

Meghan Belnap

Meghan Belnap

Kick These 6 Eco Un-Friendly Habits Right Now

Many people today are becoming more environmentally aware. While we may not be able to solve all of the world’s problems, we can make a difference in our everyday habits. One of the first things you can do to help the planet is to stop doing things that are polluting it. Here are six eco un-friendly habits you should give up right now. 1. Using Disposable Shopping Bags It’s an unnecessary waste to get a new paper or plastic grocery bag every time you go shopping. Both paper and plastic bag

Meghan Belnap

Meghan Belnap

How To Become More Self-Sufficient and Rely Less on City Power

In today's society many environmentally conscious and thrifty individuals seek the freedom that comes from living off the grid. Innovations in energy and water conservation have provided avenues for many to become less reliant on city resources. Here are some examples of alternative energy sources and conservation methods that ordinary home owners can use on their journey to sustainable living. Take Advantage of a Wind Energy Windfall Wind energy is one of the main alternative energy product

Meghan Belnap

Meghan Belnap

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