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.
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Landscaping offers more than just curb appeal to your home. When it’s used strategically, it can also help you save money on your home energy bills.
Are you thinking about getting new carpet for your home this year? Have you thought about getting eco-friendly carpeting? It’s a better, healthier and just as affordable as traditional, chemically made carpet.
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.
As with most technology, scientists and researchers have found a way to make solar panels smaller and easier to work with – enter solar panel film! Learn more about this new solar energy development and how it can play an important role in energy-efficiency in your home.
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.
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.
With more advantages of installing energy-efficient upgrades emerging daily, why wait to start making changes to your home? They’ll help save you money through tax incentives and cheaper energy bills, and, according to many real estate experts, these improvements help sell your home faster.
If you plan on redoing some insulation in your home to prepare for winter or you happen to be building a brand new house, let’s take a look at some alternative and environmentally-friendly insulation options.