Water-efficient landscaping, or xeriscaping, if you’re feeling fancy, carefully plans out where plants, decks and patios are placed to maximize natural resources and native plants. Also, find out how it can help lower your water bill.
Most of us probably throw our excess paper in the trash, which is okay, right? It composts down at a landfill and goes back into the Earth. Well, kind of, but recycling paper is much better. Find out why!
At one point you’ve probably driven through a neighborhood and saw a house covered with solar panels on the roof. This type of home, known as an active solar home, simply has the addition of solar panels to the already existing structure. However, some people are taking advantage of solar energy without solar panels—creating a new style of home construction called passive solar homes.
So how can we improve our eco-friendly credentials while keeping costs down? I’ve got several quick fixes that will help you to reduce your consumption and energy bills without breaking the bank.
Why shell out money for water when you can collect tons of it for free? Learn about the benefits and ease of setting up a rain barrel system at your home.
While these unconventional home building materials may seem off the wall, they’re becoming more and more common. As recycling and sustainable living increases in importance, how we view scrap materials changes.
Do you plan to build a new LEED certified green home or do you need to replace the roof on your current house? If either of these happens to be in your future, have you thought about sustainable roofing options?
Before you start knocking down walls to remodel your home, why not plan out your renovation so it’s sustainable for the future? From the basement to the yard, the ReGreen Program can give you suggestions on how to make your next home improvement project an eco-friendly one.
Tankless, or on-demand, water heaters hit the market a few years ago as an energy efficient alternative to the traditional gas heated water tanks, but are they right for your home?
Do you want to save on monthly energy bills? Do you want your home to possibly sell for a higher price and faster once it goes on the market? Looking into a LEED certification may be the solution you’re looking for.