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Tackle these four essential fall cleaning chores to make your home more efficient and comfortable for winter.
Living in a high-efficiency home can be a bit of an adjustment. Follow these four expert tips to make the transition go more smoothly.
Can you craft delicious home cooked meals without eating up a ton of energy? Discover whether your slowly cooked Crock-Pots are any more energy efficient than stove top or oven cooking.
Switch out old, rusted windows for new, stylish ones while cutting down on energy costs by choosing new windows wisely.
When it comes to “going green” at home, the purpose is clear: to conserve and manage your home’s energy intake and expenditure. A good start, especially during the hot months of summer, would be to take a look at fiberglass windows.
The Geothermal Exchange Organization provides geothermal heat pumps to help reduce heating costs during this brutal winter.
Made from recycled aluminum and stainless steel, MasterShield Gutter Protection can protect gutters from falling debris and inclement weather and can earn a home LEED points.
Jessica reports about all the fun and wonderful information at the Mother Earth News Fair in Puyallup, Washington.
Building homes using dangerous and impactful industrial chemicals--in the name of energy efficiency--is not sustainable or ecological, a green building veteran says. His Health-Based Building model is an important step forward for green design.
In my quest for the most energy efficient ceiling fan, one model blows the rest away. Now is the time to install ceiling fans for lower electricity bills this summer—here's how.
Our “needs” for the latest gadgets elevates our energy consumption, even with the onslaught of energy-efficient appliances and consumer electronics in recent years.
Sixty-one percent of Americans say they understand our nation's energy issues, but more than half have never heard the term 'smart grid.' We have a lot to talk about.
Silicon-based LEDs, expected to hit the market in two or three years, could lower prices by as much as 75 percent.
Now playing in select theaters, Carbon Nation is a non-preachy, solutions-based documentary that proves the benefits of a low-carbon economy.
Architect and Passive House consultant Mark Miller shares discusses the lack of energy-efficient, insulated doors in the U.S.
Architect and Passive House consultant Mark Miller pinpoints areas where unconditioned air could be leaking into or out of homes.
Architect and Passive House consultant Mark Miller explores high-performance windows, a key element in reaching the Passive House standard.
Two new federal programs, the Home Energy Scoring program and the PowerSaver program, make it easier for homeowners to save energy.
Architect and Passive House consultant Mark Miller continues his introduction to the Passive House standard.
Architect and Passive House consultant Mark Miller offers an introduction to the Passive House standard, including what makes Passive Houses energy-efficient and how they differ from passive solar homes.
Follow along as architect Mark Miller takes his energy-efficient design skills to the next level with the Passive House standard.
Researchers at the University of Bath are all set to test the efficiency of the HemPod, a building made from a hemp-lime composite.
The Home Star Energy Retrofit Act of 2010, which passed the House on May 5, would provide $6 billion in rebates to homeowners who make energy-efficient upgrades to their homes.
Conserve your iPod’s energy with these eco-friendly tricks.
Of our daily water use, 75 percent is consumed in the bathroom. Changing our habits can cut back on our use. Natural Home editor-in-chief Robyn Griggs Lawrence advises on how to save water and energy in the bathroom.
Jessica discusses her new car, a Volkswagen Passat, fuel efficiency and her lead foot.
Jessica talks about her recent travels to Wisconsin for the Midwest Renewable Energy Fair and gears up to find an energy-efficient vehicle.

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