Top 10 ProudGreenHome articles for July
Everything from Brad Pitt to decorating the HGTV Green Home and tips to help improve your summer landscape were among the top headlines on ProudGreenHome in July.
The top article was 3 ways to generate electricity at home — a long-standing favorite among readers, showing that saving money on utilities and finding renewable energy sources are among the key things driving interest.
Coming in second was when ProudGreenHome interviewed a Wolf chef about a new convection steam oven that debuted at the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show in Chicago in April.
Another popular article was all about decorating the HGTV Green Home 2012, which was the focus of this year's contest to give away the amazing home at Serenbe just outside of Atlanta, Ga.
Readers were also highly interested in Brad Pitt's charity foundation and the home that Frank Gehry designed in New Orleans.
The article ranking No. 5 on the list was also about HGTV, with the announcement of the winner of the Green Home Giveaway. (No, it wasn't us!)
Next up was an article about a new energy-efficient community in Maine that features net zero homes.
Readers were also excited about a piece on geothermal heat pumps, and another article written by ProudGreenHome's Approved Contributing Expert Russ Scott, general manager of Scott-Lee Heating Co. and an Enertech Global LLC geothermal dealer, where he discussed how to calculate your geothermal payback.
A seasonal feature on seven tips to help your landscape beat the summer heat drew plenty of readers as well.
And what rang in at No. 10 on the list? A feature story on finding out why your electric bill is so high. Once again proving that energy efficiency and utility bill savings are of great interest to our readers.
Stay tuned for August articles on similar subjects and more, with product reviews, sustainable communities and geothermal features coming up soon.
Teena Hammond Teena Hammond has published more than 2,000 articles in People and W magazines, Women's Wear Daily, and in dozens of newspapers and books. She also wrote a home improvement, remodeling and decor column that ran in Gannett newspapers nationwide. She's interested in all things green and would love to hear from you with your story ideas.