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10 Trustworthy Green Product Databases for Building or Renovating Your Home

How many times have you seen a green claim on a product and wondered if it was legit? If you're like most consumers, it's been too often to count. Luckily, green product databases – developed by credible institutions – are becoming increasingly common. Still, they're...
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The Top 11 Things You Didn’t Know About Saving Energy at Home

Did you know that on average, households lose about 20 percent of their heated and cooled air through the duct system to the outside? Click through to learn what to do about it and 10 other important facts about saving energy at home.

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Solar for Everyone! Find What Works for You

Good news! There are now ways for everyone to use solar energy at home. Solar is now more affordable than ever and, no matter where you live, the various options for using solar make it possible to choose a setup that works great for you.

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Crossway Passive House: An Unbelievable “Eco-Arch” in the Countryside

Architect Richard Hawkes of Hawkes Architecture, renowned for his sustainable designs, built his family home in the English countryside using Passivhaus (passive house) techniques. The iconic feature of this pioneering house is a scarily thin soaring arched roof. Watch this video to see inside and learn more about this magnificent home.

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BROWSE PRODUCTS WE LOVE

Tesoro Woods Sustainable Flooring

Tesoro Woods is a certified advocate of sourcing sustainable materials and using eco-friendly, low- VOC finishes and glues to minimize the impact on indoor air quality and health.

Alpen High Performance Windows

Alpen High Performance Products is an American window and door manufacturer that designs and builds some of the most energy efficient window and door products in North America and the world. 

Tesla Solar Roof Shingles

Solar Roof shingles are both green and gorgeous. With an integrated Powerwall battery you’ll effectively turn your home into a personal utility! Plus, they’re so durable they’re warrantied for the lifetime of your house, or infinity, whichever comes first. 

Brondell Dual Flush Toilet Retrofit Kit

Start saving water today with the Brondell Simple Flush. Simple Flush is an easy, economical way to save water, it installs on your existing toilet in minutes, and provides dual-flush functionality at the push of a button.

EXPLORE TRENDING TOPICS

How to Choose the Greenest Heating Option for Your Home

Though your heating system might not be something you think about unless your utility bills are high or your abode isn’t cozy enough, there are several home heating options that both provide adequate heat and are more resource efficient. Keep reading to get general tips about making smart heating decisions, and learn about possibilities you can pursue.

Top 5 Ways to Insulate Your Green Home

Not all insulation is created equal. Some insulation might get an A for fire prevention, but receive Fs in health and safety thanks to its chemical components. Others may be easy on your energy bill but hard on the environment. Here are the top 5 eco-friendly options that also protect your indoor air quality.

The Complete Guide to Wood-Burning Stoves

There’s nothing quite like the warm glow of a fire on a chilly night. A gas fireplace or furnace heating system may warm the body, but a wood fire warms the spirit. Traditional fireplaces, however, can be resource demanding, messy, and inefficient. So what’s the best way to experience the magic of a fire in your home? Read on for our complete guide to wood-burning stoves.

The Complete Guide to Eco-Friendly Insulation

Insulation is designed to reduce energy costs, so in that sense, any insulation could technically be considered green. But the manufacturing process, materials, and toxicity are other highly important factors to consider.

7 Green Technologies That Are Changing HVAC Sustainability

Companies in the U.S. and worldwide are involved in research to create more energy-efficient traditional systems as well as new types of systems that run off alternative energies, such as geothermal or solar. Here are 7 technologies leading the way.

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