Energy

Heat and Cool Your House With A Geothermal Home System

What is geothermal heating and cooling, and what are the benefits? Geothermal heating/cooling systems are 300-600% more energy efficient than traditional systems. They use less energy even during the coldest winters, emit less CO2 into the atmosphere, and last longer. See how they are used and why one may be right for you.

Fresh Air For Your Family: Deciding Whether an ERV or HRV is Right For You

Home building has come a long way in the last 50 years. New standards for improved insulation values and air-tightness have enabled huge boosts in energy efficiency. But these improvements come with a risk of poor indoor air quality and moisture retention. Heat Recovery Ventilation (HRV) and Energy Recovery Ventilation (ERV) are air exchange systems that not only offer great benefits for your home and your health, but can also help in saving money from your utility bills.

A 9-Step Checklist for an Eco-Friendly Kitchen Remodel

Nothing totally transforms the feel of a home like a freshly-updated kitchen. And when it comes to green remodeling, the kitchen may be the absolute perfect candidate – as anyone with remodeling experience knows, there are just about a million different ways to do it!

From Carbon Neutral to Carbon Positive: How Your Home Can Give Back to the Planet and You!

Carbon positive homes take the concept of carbon-neutral design one step further by producing more energy on-site than the building requires to operate — sending energy back to the grid and setting a new standard of sustainable living. We achieve carbon positive homes by building with low embodied carbon materials and creating an energy surplus under operation.

12 Rules for Buying Eco-Friendly Building Materials [Infographic]

Plenty of factors determine a material’s green factor, including renewability, efficiency, resource conservation, recyclability, and more. This infographic, courtesy of BuildingGreen, gives an incredibly fresh perspective on the important factors that go into choosing sustainable materials — including some components that are often forgotten.

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