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7 Chic and Eco-Friendly Ideas to Dress Up Walls Without Paint

By Derek Lotts, Guest Contributor If you’re tired of your bland walls but don’t want to make a mess repainting them, there’s always another way! Paint isn’t the only way to add some interest and color to your walls. Take a look at these chic...

The 7 Best Energy Efficiency Apps for Your Home (Infographic)

According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, about 40 percent of energy use in the U.S. is residential. What’s more, the U.S. alone is responsible for 18 percent of the entire planet’s energy demands. Are you an energy hog? Reduce your use with...

Sustainable Renovation Ideas

Planning an eco-upgrade to your home? You’ve come to the right spot for help! Click through to find articles with helpful tips and expert advice, inspirational before and after examples, and products galore to make your green dream home!

Home Resilience Product Showcase: Make Your Home Safe & Sustainable

2017 was a record-breaking year of catastrophic destruction due to weather and climate change, and with similar natural disasters expected to increase in intensity and frequency in the coming years, “home resilience” is becoming an imperative part of sustainable home design.

Measure energy efficiency with the Home Energy Score tool

Beyond giving homeowners the information they need to make their home more energy-efficient, the Home Energy Score can also showcase the energy investments you’ve made in your home to make it more attractive to potential buyers in the future.

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.

10 of the Cheapest Eco-Friendly Upgrades for Your Home

While many eco-home maintenance projects can cost a pretty penny, the good news is you don’t need to do all of them at once to reduce your home’s eco-footprint. Even better, there are steps you can take that can make a big impact for relatively little money.

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...

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