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Tips and Advice for Building a Passive House

Did you know that the average home is massively inefficient when it comes to conserving energy? Most homes are losing energy from thermal bridging, air leaks, insufficient insulation, and other inadequacies that become especially harmful in extreme temperatures. This inefficiency plagues most of the homes in America. Fortunately, environmental awareness seems to be peaking right now. […]

Programmable Thermostat | Tuesday Tip

Programmable thermostats learn your habits so you’re more comfortable when you’re home and saving money when you’re not.

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An In-Depth Guide to Help With Buying Energy-Efficient Windows

Windows play an integral role in enhancing the visual appeal of your house, as well as providing many functional services essential to a balanced and sustainable lifestyle. The windows you have can play a significant role in the energy efficiency of your home. The question is, how do you know what type of window is […]

Free Your Fridge | Tuesday Tip

Double check to see if your refrigerator has the space it needs to work efficiently. Make sure to refer to the owner’s manual for safe instructions on how to clean your coils.

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Eco-Friendly Camping Tips and Survival Tools

Many outdoor enthusiasts have started to take up camping as a relaxing pastime, where they can spend the night away from their regular lives and comfort zone. However, what most people may not realize is they are doing something that not only allows them to enjoy the outdoors and experience the wild, but it is […]

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7 Tips to Create a Green and Sustainable Home Office

By working from home, and not commuting on a daily basis, you are already helping lessen the environmental footprint your company is making. However, we can all do more to help the planet. While some people believe having an eco-friendly home office requires a huge budget, it is simply not true. Keep on reading for […]

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4 Reasons Why House Construction Is Becoming More Sustainable

Sustainability is quickly becoming a construction industry trend. Most people know sustainable practices promote positive environmental impacts. However, many people don’t realize there are other reasons why construction is becoming more sustainable.  Sustainable construction presents an array of benefits beyond the realm of eco-consciousness. In fact, many supporters have jumped on the bandwagon thanks to […]

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Ways To Reduce Your Electric Costs During The Pandemic

Whether you are working from home, learning from home, or just sheltering in place to stay safe during the pandemic, you are likely noticing some unexpected consequences of spending more time at home. Many households are seeing that while they may be enjoying their extra time at home, their energy bill is higher than usual. […]

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6 Ways To Improve Your Home’s Energy Efficiency

While coronavirus may be the talk of the town at the moment, climate change hasn’t gone away.  With sea levels continuously on the rise, atmospheric carbon dioxide at its highest level for 800,000 years and plastic in the oceans at an unprecedented high, it can be all too easy to get sidetracked at this time […]

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Green Siding and Roofing Options that Cut Energy Costs

“Going green” and “sustainability” are two phrases you hear a lot these days – and for a good reason. The demand for eco-friendly products has taken the world by storm. We have green cars, green tech, green appliances, and more.  Being an environmentally-conscious consumer has become a moral imperative, and more people are looking for […]