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Content for making or keeping your home as energy efficient as possible. #KeepItGreen

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Fantastic Ways to Make Your House Cleaner and Greener

Most home owners and renters fail to realize that their homes are unhealthy environments filled with toxic substances that can cause a wide variety of health problems including asthma, immune system dysfunction and even cancer. Although you can't remove every hazard, you can reduce the amount of exposures by following these four tips. Use Homemade Cleaning Supplies Many people have heard stories from relatives, friends or co-workers about the fantastic benefits of using natural cleaners over

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Every Penny Counts: How Your Home Can Be More Energy Efficient

Energy waste and misuse is at an all-time high. This poorly coincides with the current state of the economy and job market. Home owners need to carefully conserve both resources and their hard earned money through being energy efficient. Below explains four tips to make your home more energy efficient. Energy Conservation One of the appliances that consumes the most energy is the water heater. Ensure that the water heater temperature is below 120 degrees. This will save energy and avoid potenti

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6 Things to Update in Your Home for a More Energy-Efficient Household

Homeowners that want to cut back on their energy consumption should start thinking of their house as a complete system instead of individual areas that do not interact with one another. Small changes anywhere in a home will affect its overall efficiency and can make a big difference over the course of their lifetime. Here is a look at 6 upgrades that are sure to lower your utility bills in the coming years. Insulation Older insulation rolls do not have a tight enough fit to perfectly insulate a

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Efficient Energy: How Utility Companies Can Go Greener, Faster

Consumers are increasingly looking for ways to reduce their carbon footprint and patronize companies that are "green." Utility companies can lead the way in the global effort to go greener and do it faster. Utility companies can use these four strategies to reduce resource usage and to make better use of renewable forms of energy. Investing in Renewable Energy One way that utility companies can go green is to make investments in renewable energy. Wind turbines are growing in popula

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Greening Up Your Home: 5 Decoration Ideas You Should Consider

In the recent past, doing your part to save the environment meant recycling plastic containers, buying organic vegetables and using canvas tote bags. Today, there are more ways to live green than ever before. In fact, a few simple changes can help you create a greener, healthier home. Here are five decorating ideas to consider. Marry Your Interior and Exterior Home One of the easiest ways to green up your home is to blur the lines between the interior and exterior living spaces. Opening your d

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5 Advantages to Energy-Efficient Vehicles You Didn't Know

With energy costs on the rise along with pollution and traffic congestion, energy-efficient vehicles are excellent investments. Most of us own vehicles and depend on them for daily transportation. It makes sense to get one that can save money while also helping to keep the environment clean. The benefits like environmental friendliness and savings on fuel are well known; however, there are a few other benefits that you may not know about. Lower Costs The cost of gas is not the only expense wit

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5 Ways Businesses Can Operate in More Earth-Friendly Ways

Businesses utilizing strategies to help with the environment are always worth looking up to. There is no need, however, to downright change your entire lifestyle and how you work too much in the world of business. Just a few small changes to how you do business can make a big difference to the Earth. Implement these environmentally techniques to make a small change to the world. Organic Office Furniture Not many people realize the power in the world of simply buying organic furniture.

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Green Manufacturing Processes and How to Improve Them

Most manufacturers understandably focus on essential business systems like Kanban, Six Sigma and lean manufacturing. However, green manufacturing processes will also lower costs and increase revenues. Here are three major benefits of implementing green manufacturing into your business. Reduce Energy Costs Energy and water bills are very high for most manufacturing companies. A large portion of these expenses are actually caused by long periods of equipment standby and downtime. Strateg

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5 Things You Didn't Think Of Adding to Your Energy-Efficient Home

You may be surprised to hear that private homes account for over 40 percent of all energy consumed within the United States. If you are ready to cut back on your family's energy consumption and start saving on monthly bills, then take a look at these five affordable upgrades with an excellent return on investment. Tankless Water Heaters An older water heater can be one of the biggest energy consumers in a home because they keep an entire tank of water hot at all times. Tankless water heaters (o

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5 Commonly Asked Questions About Essential Oils and Their Use

Essential oils have long been used by mankind to treat a wide range of skin ailments and stomach problems, as well as to clean and improve the smell of a home. Recently, essential oils have received positive press in the media, and this has attracted more and more people to them. Yet, since there are many people who are not completely familiar with their use, there are some questions that arise. What Are Essential Oils and How Do They Work? All essential oils come from plants. The oil is extra

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Green Production: How Manufacturing Facilities Can Look Out for the Environment

Business owners are in a unique position to look out for the environment. You have the capacity to conserve resources, reduce the use of materials and encourage recycling. You can also strive for a greater level of efficiency. These tips will help you to look out for the environment by making upgrades, working with industry professionals and making green purchasing decisions. Making Energy-Efficient Upgrades Manufacturing facilities could lower operational costs and look out for th

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Can Your Office Go Green? 5 Ways to Make It Happen

The desire to create a greener office space is driving business owners to re-think office organization and to institute protocols that make the most of materials and energy usage. A number of systems can be integrated into the average office to use less energy, lower the amount of emissions, improve work efficiency and provide a healthier environment for workers. Recycle Paper Even in the computer age, the amount of paper that is generated creates a problem for disposable and a waste o

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Green Manufacturing Practices and Equipment for any Industry

Environmentally friendly manufacturing methods are commonly referred to as green manufacturing. Developments in equipment and technology over the past several years have resulted in green manufacturing making sense financially in addition to showing respect for the environment. Respect for the environment can be shown in a number of ways including reduction of waste, prevention of pollution and energy savings. Energy Savings Saving energy shows respect for the environment because it me

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How to Recycle Scrap Metal and Reduce Waste

When you are concerned about the environment, you will want to recycle scrap metal to reduce the waste that can damage the earth’s water, soil and air. Not only can you save the environment by reducing metal waste, but also, it is possible to earn cash from certain types of metals. Here is what you need to know about scrapping metal correctly to follow the recycling guidelines. Learn How to Disassemble Recyclable Materials It is important to understand how to take items apart to ge

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Keys for Creating a Greener Global Economy

One of the biggest issues facing the world over the next couple of years is the environment. There are a lot of studies that show just how much the environment is impacted by human policies around the world. Although developing nations were thought to be the source of a lot of issues, now many first world countries like the Unites States have a larger carbon footprint than “smaller” countries. Here are several keys for creating a greener global economy. Technology The only thing that p

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How Chemical Manufacturing Can Be Made Safer and More Earth-Friendly

Unfortunately, one of the largest sources of pollution in industry is chemical manufacturing. The byproducts of chemical manufacturing processes are often very harmful to humans, plants and animals. Once released, this pollution can keep affecting the environment for many decades into the future. However, if a strong effort is made to lower the risks of chemical manufacturing for both living things and the environment at large, this problem can be solved. Below are a few ways how. Move Towa

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5 Modern and Energy-Efficient Furnishing Ideas for Your Home

In the 21st century modern furnishings has several important characteristics. They include functionality, simplicity, and are aesthetically pleasing. Go further by adding these with Eco-friendliness for an evolutionary component. Here are some ideas for blending these attributes together while decorating a home. Lighting This idea continues to make energy-efficient lists due to the variety of innovative options. For example, pendant lights in diverse shapes of environmentally-friendly bulbs ar

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5 Practical Ways to Safeguard the Environment

You have a lot of impact on your natural environment. Whether large or simple, the effort you put in will play a major role in maintaining the good health of our environment. The rate at which people impact their environment negatively can be moderated through several ways. Change Daily Habits To save energy, switch off any gadgets that use electricity when they are not in use. Also, walk or use a bicycle instead of using electronic exercise machines. Conserve water by taking short s

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Air Quality: How Does Your Home Measure Up?

Many people are surprised to learn that the air inside of their homes can contain more contaminants than the air outside near a busy freeway or factory. According to Indoor Air Quality, Inc., 96 percent of homes have at least one indoor air quality problem. Ventilation Ventilation is essential to your indoor air quality. When cooking, use the exhaust fan on the range hood to disperse the steam and odors. It is also a good idea to turn on the fan or open a window when showering. Let

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4 Ideas to Help Simplify and Streamline Production Facilities

Selling goods is an art form. You want to produce a quality product so as to attract a loyal customer base, yet you need to minimize production costs whenever and wherever possible. The key is to have a production facility that is both streamlined and simplified in order maximize profits in the long run. Consider the following 4 ideas to accomplish just that. Manufacturing Tasks Made Simple It is important to simply manufacturing tasks within any production facility in order to increas

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How a New HVAC System Can Reduce Energy Consumption

A new HVAC system can be a major investment, but this is one upgrade worth considering. Depending on the local climate and age of your current system, a new system could potentially pay for itself in just four or five years. Here is a closer look at just a few of the benefits of modern HVAC systems. They Maintain Consistent Pressure Just because newer units are more powerful doesn’t mean that they draw extra energy. The ducts inside your home are designed to handle a certain amount

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Green and Clean: 4 Ways Contractors Can Protect the Earth

Now more than ever, companies are more sustainably aware of their immediate environment, including contractors. In addition, homeowners are more apt to hire a contractor who is Eco aware. As a contractor, there are numerous ways you can be green and clean to help protect the earth. Using Eco-Friendly Materials Today going green is not just about saving the environment but it allows for more efficient heating and cooling. In fact, Energy Star HVAC systems lower your utility bill, h

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5 All-Natural Ways to Eliminate Pet Odors in Your Home

Pets make a welcome furry addition to any home. Unfortunately, they often generate unpleasant smells that can be hard to remove. The following are five natural remedies for getting rid of pet odors. Vodka and Essential Oils Vodka is a powerful tool in removing pet odors from the home. What makes vodka work so well is that it can quickly absorb any odors. Since it is made from alcohol, it evaporates fast. One recipe for a vodka air freshener includes 3 cups of water, 1 cup of inexpensive vodka,

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Green Building Initiative: Useful Tools to Get the Job Done Right

Many business are going green to benefit the environment and their bottom line. Green building initiatives show corporate responsibility. By investing in these useful tools, you can go green efficiently and make investments that could ultimately save your business a significant amount of money. Solar Panels A building's roof has the potential to either absorb a great deal of the sun's energy or reflect it. One way to create a green roof is to install solar panels. Solar panel technolog

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5 Ideas You Should Incorporate into your Organic Diet Plan

When it comes to buying organic foods, there is a lot of controversy about whether or not it is a worthy consideration. Organic food is produced without the use of synthetic additives to include antibiotics, growth hormones, pesticide or fertilizers or any other artificial means. Organic farmers utilize environmentally conservative practices in regard to soil, water and overall food production procedures. For a product to be labeled ‘USDA Organic’, it must undergo a stringent certification proce

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