Building Green With Cork

Building Green With Cork

Cork is a 100% natural, renewable resource harvested from the bark of cork oak trees. Outer castings from the tree are harvested without harm to the trees.

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Home Energy Worksheet

Home Energy Worksheet

Download this guide to determine your HHI, or home heating index--a measure of your home's energy intensity. Homes with an HHI of 2-8 are pretty efficient with little room for improvement, 9-13 is average with some room for improvement, 14-20 is inefficient, over 20 is a very inefficient older home with many "opportunities."

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Fundamentals of Xeriscaping and Water-Wise Landscaping

Fundamentals of Xeriscaping and Water-Wise Landscaping

Although the concept of xeriscaping began in Colorado as a result of severe drought, the idea is rapidly gaining followers throughout the country. This relatively new method of landscape design and maintenance uses less water than traditional techniques

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Exeriscaping

Exeriscaping

This relatively new method of landscape design and maintenance uses less water than traditional landscape techniques. The goal of xeriscaping is to create visually appealing landscapes that use plants selected for their natural water efficiency, including native plants and drought tolerant exotic plants.

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CFLs

CFLs

Compact fluorescent lamps last significantly longer and use less energy than standard incandescent bulbs.

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Do It Yourself Recipes For Eco-Friendly Cleaning

Do It Yourself Recipes For Eco-Friendly Cleaning

Most commercially produced cleaning products contain a variety of solvents and artificial fragrances. There are many natural alternatives that are just as effective for cleaning, without the added chemicals and fragrances.

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Greening Your Home Office: 102 Tips to a More Eco-Friendly Home Office

Greening Your Home Office: 102 Tips to a More Eco-Friendly Home Office

Making eco-friendly choices in your home office can help you save energy and conserve resources.

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Facts About Ultra Low Flush Toilets

Facts About Ultra Low Flush Toilets

Today's ultra low flow toilets have been redesigned to improve performance. With toilets accounting for over one-third of the water used in most homes, installing an ultra low flow toilet will save thousands of gallons of water each year and can reduce your bathroom water use by more than half.

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Bathroom Remodeling: Strategies For Energy Efficiency

Bathroom Remodeling: Strategies For Energy Efficiency

A bathroom remodeling project offers many opportunities for improving energy efficiency. The five key areas for energy efficiency in a bathroom remodel include hot water savings, lighting, proper insulating, air sealing. and adequate ventilation.

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Do It Yourself Home Energy Audit

Do It Yourself Home Energy Audit

A diligent tour of your home, with the checklist included in this document, will help you determine how well your home currently operates and what upgrades are needed to improve it's energy performance. This guide will also help you determine which upgrades will give you the biggest bang for your energy efficiency buck.

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Easy Ways To Be More Energy Efficient At Home

Easy Ways To Be More Energy Efficient At Home

Save money and energy in your home with easy to follow tips that can help you cut your energy consumption. Use these tips to lower your home's energy use while still maintaining your home's comfort level.

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What About Caulking And Weather-Stripping?

What About Caulking And Weather-Stripping?

The greatest source of wasted heating and cooling energy in a home is through air leaks.

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