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2005 September

  1. Ideas for increasing your home's eco-friendliness and reducing your energy bills
    It’s no secret that the cost of energy has been going up recently. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, the average...
  2. A step-to-step guide to harnessing the power of the sun
    The installation of solar panels at your home or business is a great way to take advantage of alternative, natural sources of...
  3. 5 steps to improve your home's energy efficiency and comfort
    In the United States alone, more than 46 million homes are under-insulated, according to the North American Insulation...
  4. A step-by-step guide to using the sun for cooking, plus tips on making your own solar cooker
    Solar energy can be used in many ways: to generate solar electricity, to heat buildings or water and even to heat food through...
  5. Learn more about energy-efficient appliances that can save the environment, as well as the money you spend on energy bills
    Appliances and home electronics are responsible for about 20 percent of the typical U.S. home’s energy bills, according to the U....
  6. Learn the best way to break down food waste with worms
    Worm composting, or "vermicomposting," is a simple and effective way to reduce food waste in your trash and create inexpensive...
  7. How to build a green home from the ground up
    If you're serious about eco-friendly living, consider developing a green home plan. Green home design is among the fastest-...
  8. How towns around the world are downplaying the hustle and bustle of urban living
    New Urbanism is an urban planning movement that advocates walkable, mixed-use communities. Its design principles are based on the...
  9. Why LEDs might be the future of lighting
    We've all heard the buzz about LEDs. But what exactly are they, and why is there so much talk about them? Let's take a look at...
  10. 6 pillars for designing a green home
    Sustainable design, sometimes called green design or eco-design, is a design philosophy that calls for the use of only renewable...
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