Incorporating Eco-Friendly Materials Into Your Decor

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Those of us with a flair for furnishing and an eye towards the environment often find the two clashing.

FEATURES


The biggest obstacle to a green home

Green home building is becoming a bigger part of the market, but more homes could be green except for one thing.

Tiny House design secrets to living large in a small space

The tiny house movement continues to gather steam as more people come to realize they can live a fulfilling life in a small home that's less resource intensive to build and operate.

Green Beam: LEDs Be Cra-Cra

Walk down the lighting aisle of any big-box store, and you’ll see something you wouldn’t have five years ago – half the light bulbs available are LED.

LED Lights help green home reach LEED Platinum

Energy efficient LED lighting will be one of the technologies that will help Ed Begley Jr.'s new home reach LEED certification.

Ed Begley Jr. nearing completion on high performance green home

A long-time environmentalist, actor Ed Begley Jr. is putting the finishing touches on his new net-zero solar powered home.

Tubular daylighting lets the sun shine in

Windows aren't the only solution for bringing natural light into every area in your home.

4 Foolproof Tips for Home Energy Savings That Add Up

When it comes to home energy savings, electricity is the one that typically costs us the most. It’s also the easiest to cut back on to save money on your bill and reduce your impact on the planet.

Green tech for your home: saving energy and money

Being a “green” homeowner means buying less, reusing more, and making do with what the Earth gives us - recognizing both its limitations and our own.

LED lighting now comes $10 for a 3 pack

Energy efficient lighting becomes more affordable as GE launched low-cost 60-watt replacements to entice customers to switch from CFL to LED technology.

Fans with LED lighting offer low-cost, stylish ventilation

The best ventilation fan is the one you don't notice, but works behind the scenes to clear the air in a home.

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NEWS


How to Boost the Resale Value of Your Home

Home buyers want to feel they’re getting something special at good value, and sellers want the highest possible return on investment.

Tips for keeping your home cool in the summer heat

The good news is there are things you can do to control summer energy costs.

Top 11 ways to add value to your home

With the real estate marketing heating up, it may be a good time to invest in making your home more desirable.

Mixed-use apartment complex aims for LEED Platinum

A new LEED Platinum-designed apartment building will create some of the most sustainable, livable, and innovative mixed-use buildings in the Pacific Northwest.

Top home technology for 2015

From interactive cooktops, to hologram entertainment the home of the future is fast becoming a reality.

First to the Future Home features LED lighting

A high performance demonstration home "First to the Future Home" features more than 200 LED lighting fixtures.

LED lighting helps preserve Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin West

Preservation is not a new science, but LED lighting technology is making it easier for historic landmarks around the globe to preserve their legacy for the 21st century and beyond.

Top 10 steps to prepare for a home remodel

Preparation is the key to making your home remodeling project a major win instead of a fail.

LED bulbs break $5 barrier in socket wars

Leave the lights on and you could still save money – if you have the new $5 LED bulb.

Hottest 2015 home design trends from Pinterest

Check out the hottest trends that are shaping home design in 2015, from the return of olive green to an obsession with metallic accents.

10 good reasons to buy a new home

Homebuyers everywhere are usually faced with the problem of where to buy, when to buy and should they buy a new home or and older one.

Take these steps to build a net-zero home

Whether it’s upgrading to a smart thermostat, planting vegetation in the right area or installing solar panels, the company points out, there are always ways to conserve energy.

Survey: LED lighting future still has room to glow

The lighting landscape continues to shift toward LED lighting as prices fall and more options come to the marketplace.

Graphic: top kitchen design trends for 2015

For the latest in kitchen design trends, check out the research from Pennywell, a designer and fabricator of countertops and worktops in Ireland.

The top 6 ways your home is losing energy this winter

It’s not too late to inspect your home for energy faux pas that could be costing you plenty.

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Installing energy-efficient lighting is one of the simplest ways homeowners can begin to create a green home. Learn more about low voltage indoor and outdoor lighting for the home.