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Green Home Remodeling: Making Your Home More Sustainable

By Bob Gorman Your home is your greatest opportunity to make an eco-friendly impact on the world. From your appliances to your roof, you can make your home more sustainable and create a more eco-friendly footprint as you live a greener lifestyle. Every little bit matters! Start with a professional energy audit Even with all the blog posts in the world, you won’t be able to create an accurate assessment of your energy footprint without a little bit of outside help. Have a professional energy auditor go through your home and assess how much energy you’re using and where you can most effectively make positive changes. Look closer at your roof The goal of your roof is to keep the …

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Eco News Roundup: Communities around the country find ways to care for Earth

Communities around the country find ways to care for Earth

How have attitudes and best practices in the built environment translated to a better understanding of sustainability? This first article shows examples of living better harmony with our surrounding environment. Communities around the country find ways to care for Earth Sustainable living has gone mainstream. Whether they live in a LEED-certified vacation development in the Columbia River Gorge in Oregon or a quaint New England town with a goal of reducing carbon emissions, Americans celebrated Earth Day this year finding ways to better exist in harmony with the environment and their local communities. (Photo: Gary Hall Photography) Click here to view original web page at www.usatoday.com   Next we look at how community partnerships: Kessler Homes is the exclusive builder for …

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The Increased Popularity and Necessity of Sustainable Homes

Homeowners are awakening to the need for more sustainable homes

By Bob Gorman The housing market is starting to bounce back with full force, but it’s certainly never going to be the same. Consumers have learned their lesson, and the market will show it. For too many years, home sizes and their accompanying energy demands have just kept growing and growing without regard to the effect on the environment. After the housing crash, consumers had an awakening, and now sustainable homes will be the future of the real estate market. Not too long ago, LEED and Energy Star rated homes were just an occasional oddity. However, sustainable homes are quickly becoming mainstream. Long gone are energy wasting McMansions and unaffordable home loans. From here on out, homeowners will want low …

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Modernizing Your Home: Five Ways to Make Your Home More Green

Greening your home in five simple steps

By Kandace Heller As more people embrace a green lifestyle, they are looking for ways to make their homes more energy efficient. Fortunately, there are several ways a homeowner can improve the energy efficiency of his house. By using the latest green technologies, you can reduce your carbon footprint and energy costs. In some cases, you can even get tax credits or rebates for making such home improvements. Replace old windows In older homes, there are often air leaks around the windows. Older windows are also often single pane glass. By replacing all the windows in your home with new Energy Star rated windows, you keep your home more comfortable while lowering your energy bills. You can get double or …

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Organic Pest Control For Your Home Made Easy

Using common household materials is a great way to get started with organic pest control

Organic, simple, cheap, and effective ways to control pests both in your home and outside

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Eco Friendly Companies Enjoy Many Positive Returns

Eco friendly businesses find good returns both economically and environmentally

The primary effect of becoming an eco-friendly business is the obvious one – it helps to sustain our environment, and we’ve only got the one. But researchers are now finding even more positive outcomes for businesses that decide to become green friendly. For example, a 2012 study by professors at the University of California Los Angeles and the University Paris-Dauphine examined employees at more than 5,000 French companies. The study measured employee productivity by taking a company’s revenue minus expenses and then dividing by the number of employees. What they found is that employees at “green companies” – those that follow eco-friendly practices – were on average 16 times more productive than workers in companies with no green initiatives. Why? …

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The Surprising Link Between Owls, World Peace and Organic Pest Control

How owls contribute to world peace and organic pest control

In the Middle East, barn owls are being used to control the pest population, and their presence may even become a tool for peace as well.

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Throwing a Birthday Party: How to Have an Eco-Friendly Bash

throw a green birthday party

Parties don’t have to be expensive, wasteful affairs. By following a few simple tips, you can host a green event to be proud of.

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Getting Off to a Great Start: Green Living in 2013

Green living starts with a few simple steps

Making a few simple changes in your home can improve its “green” factor and help you live a healthier life.

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UN Global Environmentalists Sacrifice Paper to Save Trees

saving paper at Doha climate talks saves trees

United Nations Secretary General is on a mission to save trees by making the UN paperless.

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