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How To Make Your Garage More Energy-Efficient

When it comes to energy efficiency, most of our attention goes toward our houses, and for good reason. Because we spend so much time and do so much inside our houses, much of the energy we emit on a daily basis is used there. What we don’t pay as much attention to is making our […]

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 […]

5 Ways College Students Can Be Energy Efficient While Living on Campus

As a college student, conserving energy may not be your number one priority. But being energy efficient while living in on campus is easier than you think. These simple tips can make a huge impact on our environment and help your campus become more eco-friendly! 1. Unplug your electronics. Shutting off your television and laptop […]

Going from Guzzler to Green: 4 Possible Makeovers for Creating an Energy-Efficient Home

No matter what color the paint on the side of your house may be, every home could stand to be a little more “green.” The truth is that homes are some of the leading contributors to global climate change and, unless we start making some pretty big corrections soon, we’re going to find out what […]

Net-Zero ‘Ready’ Schools: Energy-Efficient Design at a Whole New Level

Jody Richards Elementary photos courtesy of Sherman Carter Barnhart A few years ago I wrote a blog about Richardsville Elementary School, the first Net-Zero Energy public school in the United States. Well, it’s been almost two years since that incredible accomplishment, so I figured it was due time to give you an update on Richardsville […]

5 Bio-Friendly Mother’s Day Ideas Fit For Any Mom

Image by Heather Elias Mother’s Day is fast approaching. Do you have anything special planned for your mother? Are you taking her out to eat? Are you buying her gifts? Are you taking her to the spa? Well, if you don’t already have something planned (or even if you do), what about doing one of […]

Why Make Energy-Efficient Modifications to Your Home?

In recent years there has been a large increase in demand for energy-efficient appliances, residential solar panels, wind turbines, etc.  Some of that may have been as a result of people becoming more environmentally-aware, some because people wanted to lower their electric bills and some simply because of the Federal Tax Credits in place for […]