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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...

9 Must-Read Net Zero Energy Home Books

NOTE: We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites. Interested in making your home a net zero energy home? In never...

Interested in Zero Net Energy Homes? We Want You to Have One

What if your home was so efficient that it produced as much energy as it used? What if you never had to pay another electricity bill? Green dreams like this are coming true all over the world. Whether you’re building or remodeling, a net zero energy home is well...

The Top Tips for Energy Efficient Homes (Get to Net-Zero!)

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...

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...

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.

How Much Can You REALLY Save with Energy Efficient Improvements?

By Allison Casey, U.S. Department of Energy National Renewable Energy Laboratory Colorful leaves, cooler weather, cozy sweaters, pumpkin spice everywhere—it’s definitely fall! While you’re snuggling in and sipping a warm drink, we hope you’ll join us...

Fight Climate Change with Net Zero Energy Homes

World Green Building Week (WGBW) is September 25th – October 1st and the focus this year is on net-zero energy buildings. Since buildings consume roughly 70% of the energy in this country and account for about 40% of CO2 emissions, transitioning to net zero...

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