New filters fight chloramine in municipal drinking water

More than one in five Americans drink tap water that’s been treated with a derivative of chlorine known as chloramine. This disinfectant is formed by mixing chlorine with ammonia. Chloramine is often used alongside chlorine as a “secondary” disinfectant designed...

Insulation scammer fined $350K

If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. The Federal Trade Commission cracked down on scammers that inflated the performance of liquid coating and radiant barrier products they sold to unsuspecting homeowners. A federal court ordered a...

EPA celebrates 20th anniversary of Energy Star

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is kicking off the celebration of Energy Star's 20th anniversary by recognizing the 2012 Energy Star award winners for their leadership and commitment to protecting America's environment through superior energy efficiency.

EPA honors 19 organizations for leadership in clean energy

Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) presented the 11th annual Green Power Leadership Awards to 19 EPA Green Power Partners across the country.

EPA announces winners of Apps for the Environment Challenge

EPA announces winners of Apps for the Environment Challenge

The EPA announces the winners of an apps competition that feature ways to save on energy.

Green roof 101: Tips on installing a living roof

Green roof 101: Tips on installing a living roof

Green roofs provide beauty and environmental benefits to a community.

9 Home winterization projects to do right now

9 Home winterization projects to do right now

Take advantage of warm summer weather to do projects to winterize your home for the months ahead.

EPA announces top contenders in green building competition

Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Energy Star program announced the top contenders at the midpoint of the 2011 National Building Competition: Battle of the Buildings.

10 ways to keep cool this summer

10 ways to keep cool this summer

Conserve energy with these tips on keeping cool this summer.

New Energy Star requirements tighten for dishwashers and furnaces

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today that it is updating Energy Star requirements for home dishwashers and furnaces. Effective January 20, 2012, both standard-sized and compact residential dishwashers meeting the new Energy Star requirements will be between 10 and...

EPA and DOE launch 'most efficient' Energy Star program

For the first time, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S.

Sherwin-Williams wins EPA Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award

Sherwin-Williams is the recipient of the Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award. The award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognizes Sherwin-Williams' innovative new paint formulation, utilizing soybean oil and recycled plastic bottles (PET) in the substantial reduction of Volatile...

VIDEO: Save water and money in the bathroom with WaterSense-labeled products

VIDEO: Save water and money in the bathroom with WaterSense-labeled products

The WaterSense label guides consumers to water-saving devices for the home.

More than 400 green homes scheduled for a new sustainable community in New Orleans

More than 400 new green homes will be built to help New Orleans provide cost-efficient, low-maintenance homes for residents still seeking affordable housing after Hurricane Katrina. StalwartBuilt Homes pledged to build the high-performance, “Beyond Green” homes according to the Environments...

WaterSense Labeled Showerheads

Showering accounts for roughly 17% if residential indoor water use. By using the WaterSense label, consumers can identify showerheads that have been independently tested and are certified to use 20% less water while performing as well or better than standard showerheads.

Mold, Moisture, and Your Home

Molds have the potential to cause health problems in your home. Although molds are not usually a problem indoors, when mold spores come in contact with wet or damp areas they can begin to grow.

Introduction to Residential Green Building in New England

Green building design and construction practices significantly reduce or eliminate the negative environmental impact of homes. The purpose of the Residential Green Building Guide for New England is to provide a resource to homeowners in the New England area who...

Let's Go Green Shopping

Green purchasing means buying smart and shopping with the environment in mind. That means buying products that help conserve natural resources, save energy, and prevent waste. Everything you buy affects the environment, but some choices are better than others.

Green Roofs for Stormwater Runoff Control

Urban development has led to large areas of impervious surfaces such as parking lots and building roofs, and runoff from these areas is causing problems for many urban and suburban communities. Green roofs have been suggested as a means to...

A Green Home Begins with ENERGY STAR Blue

A Green Home Begins with ENERGY STAR Blue

The easy way to make sure a new home is energy efficient is to look for the blue ENERGY STAR mark, the government-backed symbol for energy efficiency.

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