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Tips for Energy Savings in a Snowy Winter Climate

You want to help the planet, but the planet doesn’t always make it easy. In a cold, harsh climate, when snow begins to fall and ice accumulates on your windowpanes, reducing your home’s carbon emissions often comes at the cost of your comfort. But it doesn’t have to be a compromise. In case you want […]

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The Ultimate Guide To Creating An Energy-Efficient Home

There have always been environmental reasons to “green” one’s home. By decreasing the amount of energy used, it’s possible to reduce your carbon footprint. This, in turn, helps to preserve Earth’s natural resources for future generations. But there are increasingly economic reasons for becoming more energy efficient as well. Nationwide, utility prices keep trending upward, […]

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7 Eco-Friendly Changes You Can Make to Save Energy and Money

While it’s going to take some major changes on a global scale to have a significant impact on the environment, it is often the smaller changes we make that get the ball rolling. If you’re looking to make some eco-friendly changes in your life, particularly those which could help you save energy and save money […]

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Chicago Is Going Green: The Infrastructure Plan That Will Reduce Energy Consumption

One of the largest cities in the United States, Illinois’ Chicago, is a favorite around the world. Recently in the midst of different conversations, Chicago has caught onlooker attention thanks to the various projects it is planning to see through. One of the most recent statements has been the intention of reducing the energy consumption […]

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Light Bulbs and Energy Saving: A Checklist for the Home and Office

We live at an amazing time in human history, and we’re lucky to be blessed with so much abundant technology to make our lives easier and more comfortable than our ancestors ever could have dreamed. Still, there’s a tendency to think that because this technology is almost always right there when we need it, it […]

How Small Businesses Can Be More Energy Efficient

As news continues to come out about our environment’s issues, it is becoming more important to become more eco-friendly. One of the ways we can do this is to become more energy efficient. But, businesses are no different. Executives who want to help their companies go through a financial detox can do so by auditing […]

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How to Fix the Biggest Energy-Wasting Areas in Your Home

Energy is necessary for many devices in our lives, but it’s also very easy to waste. Every little bit of wasted energy is wasted money. While many areas of the house unnecessarily consume energy, these are the worst culprits. Heating and Cooling Systems By far, the biggest users of energy in the home are heating and […]

Energy Saving Checklist For Commercial Buildings

No doubt, every commercial property owner today has heard of green building concepts. Across the country, businesses and commercial property owners are taking steps to reduce their consumption of natural resources and become more energy-efficient. This can have numerous benefits beyond the good PR it generates. Businesses and commercial properties that reduce their energy consumption […]

Energy Efficiency and Resilience: Shaping the Green Housing Era

Energy Efficiency Built In More and more homebuyers are looking for energy-efficient and resilient building features throughout the whole house. Desired features are not limited to energy-efficient appliances and electronics put in place after the home is built, but actually being designed in the planning stages and constructing of the house. As homebuyers are being […]

Renewable Energy: Wind Turbines On a Smaller Scale

Wind turbines are a sight many people are used to seeing, if not in and around their cities and towns, at least on the news. Collecting energy from the power of the wind is one of many renewable energy sources. It’s right up there along with solar and hydroelectric power. Here in California we see wind […]