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5 Things to Know About Geothermal Power

Currently, the U.S. leads the world for installed geothermal capacity, with more than 3.7 gigawatts (GW). With continued R&D successes and strong industry adoption, geothermal could meet more than 10% of U.S. electricity demand. Here are some interesting facts about geothermal energy.

18 Trends for Sustainable Homes in 2018

Think sustainable home design is just a fad? Think again. Green is growing and growing and growing. Whether you’re already on the bandwagon or you’re just starting to dip your toes in, here are 18 trends for sustainable homes in 2018, so you can start planning your eco-upgrades for the coming year.

Passive Solar Home Design 101

Passive solar design takes advantage of a building’s site, climate, and materials to minimize energy use. A well-designed passive solar home first reduces heating and cooling loads through energy-efficiency strategies and then meets those reduced loads in whole or...

Passive Solar Design 101

Passive solar design is the harnessing or directing of solar energy through non-mechanical, non-electrical means. It is a key principle of green building, often applied in designing buildings for maximum solar heating during cold winter months and maximum protection...

Cradle to Cradle: Optimistic Design [Video]

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How to Power Your Home with Renewable Energy: Buy and/or Make It!

You can take advantage of clean, renewable energy by buying "green power" or by making your own electricity with a small home renewable energy system. Learn the purchasing options available in your area, or learn how to plan your own system and choose the right...

9 Must-Read Net Zero Energy Home Books

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The Greatest Green Gifts for High-Performing Homes

Are you looking for unique gifts for the super-savvy, sustainability-loving people in your life? Or something eco-intriguing to get your not-so-green friends and family on board? We have the perfect list for you. Sure, you could go for more typical green gifts like...

Sustainability at Home: Raising the Bar

By Christina Stowers, Communications Specialist in the Office of Weatherization and Intergovernmental Program at the U.S. Department of Energy When I say “sustainability at home,” you may already know what that means. You’re probably imagining the steps you take in...

What is a Home Energy Score?

Like a miles-per-gallon rating for a car, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Home Energy Score is an easy way for homeowners, buyers, and renters to get directly comparable and credible information about a home’s energy use across the housing market. Shown in a simple 1-10 scale (10 being the most efficient), a Home Energy Score report can be used to estimate a home’s energy use, the associated costs, and provide affordable suggestions to improve its efficiency.

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