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Got a dream green home you’d love to build? Sure, you’ll probably want to include solar panels in the building… but that’s just one element. Green building involves making the most efficient use of the materials that go into the building, and creating a space that allows for sustainable use of resources needed to live in that home.
Afraid that you’re wasting money on heat? Here are the main spots in your house to check for leaks and gaps.
Want to cut your home energy use? Then spend some time with this infographic, which lays out the energy hogs in your home, and shows you the percentage of use they represent.
As temperatures start to cool and the weather gets wetter, the chances of finding unwanted pests in and around your home will increase. Homes provide the ideal environment for pests seeking shelter, food, water and hiding spots in preparation for the cold winter months. By using the green pest control tips below, you can ward off some of the most unwanted pests this Fall.
Here are six super simple, functional upcycling hacks based around common objects to help you organize clutter around the house.
For some reason, having an utterly bloated, massive “home” still appeals to some class of individuals. Mansions, they may call them, but they look and sound more like hugely oversized hotels and fortresses than anything else.
We’re all aware to some degree the energy savings that can be realized with the right windows in your house. And, many of us have faced the dilemma of moving forward with these efficiency upgrades while limiting the aesthetic architectural damage that might come to a coveted home as a result. Many of the finest […]
Solar air heaters are extremely environmentally friendly and they will greatly reduce your home’s carbon footprint and energy bills. They require little or no maintenance and they will last for years. Solar air heaters heat air in an “air collector.” The system absorbs and collects solar radiation and transfers the solar heat to a storage […]
As spring buds become summer blooms, it’s a perfect time to refresh and renew tired skin so that it better reflects the radiance of the season. Thankfully, all it takes is the right natural ingredients and a little know-how and you can treat yourself to an exhilarating at-home experience that rivals the most expensive spas. […]
You probably already know just how precious water is, and how important it is to conserve it, but here’s something you could do to take that one step further. You can save water off of your rooftop with your own rain barrel system. Do you have a garden that needs regular watering? Then this is […]
Dominique Browning, the former editor-in-chief of House and Garden, is partnering with Environmental Defense Fund to launch a new column called “Personal Nature: Dominique Browning’s distinctive take on all things environmental“. The column will highlight the human impacts of environmental threats like climate change and ocean pollution. Her first piece explores the language we use […]
Sean Daily, Green Living Ideas’ Editor-in-Chief, discusses small home living and the growth of New Urbanism with Sarah Susanka of Susanka Studios, author of The Not So Big House. [Courtesy of our friends at GreenLivingIdeas.com] Click Play Below,or The Not So Big House