EPA Green Homes Website

The Green Changemakers

Home owners, buyers and renters have a new resource for going green indoors and outdoors. The Green Homes Website addresses that need by providing guidance on approaches to greening each room of the home as well as the surrounding yard.

Put Plants In Your Home To Live Longer

Green Prophet

Summertime, and the green outdoors beckons. Our urban work places and homes are like sealed environments. A partial solution lies with Mother Nature – green your space. Green women stay mentally healthier, too. Cities environmental pollution green home houseplants

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Recycling Glass

Green Home Blog

Naturally occurring glass from lightning and volcanoes was used for tool making during the Stone Age, and manufactured glass first appeared in Egypt around 3000 BCE. Today, glass is used for a wide range of home products, including windows, bottles, light fixtures, and kitchenware, and is also important in optics and electronics. Tagged: compostable , green home , green living , household products , recycled , recycled material , recycled plastic.

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What Is Your Carbon Footprint?

Green Home Blog

Human activity over the last few decades is responsible for creating huge amounts of these gases, which is why reducing greenhouse gas emissions are such an important part of going green. Generally, the more energy you use – whether it’s gas for your car or electricity for your home – the larger your carbon footprint will be. The easiest way to reduce your carbon footprint is to be efficient with your home energy use. What is YOUR Carbon Footprint?

Top 10 Tips for a Greener Summer Vacation

Green Home Blog

These systems can be used to run electric appliances (coffee pot, blender, and toaster), grooming aids (electric razor, electric toothbrush), computers and peripherals, and small power tools for stop-and-go repairs. Turn off all unnecessary appliances in your home, for two points.

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Giving Back to Earth

Green Home Blog

And while you’re busy calculating, consider this: a new medical device which measures CO2 prior to and during surgery is also an excellent tool for determining individual levels of overall health. Giving Back to Earth.

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10 Green Ways to Get Your Garden Ready For Spring

Green Home Blog

10 Green Ways to Get Your Garden Ready For Spring. Green Gardening. If you’re like me you’ll have a lot of work to do to turn your winter wasteland into a summer paradise, which makes this the perfect time to focus on greening your garden routine. Clean green.

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Water, Water, Why Don’t You Save Yourself?

Green Home Blog

Greening to me means making the choice to be the type of person who respects the world’s natural resources and make an effort to conserve and protect them. Greening means being concerned with the state of all of our natural resources including the air we breath, the water we drink, natural habitat, rivers and streams and open space. I got started in green business in 1991 because I wanted to make a difference. We found Green Home while doing research on the internet.

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New Year’s Resolution #11 – Conserve Energy

Green Home Blog

That’s why reducing the amount of energy you use in your home is one of the most important things you can do to go green. The main use for energy in most households is heating and cooling – together they account for around half of all home energy consumption – which is why the quickest way to have a real impact on your home energy use is to take control of your thermostat. When you’re home, keep it set above 75° in the summer and below 70° in the winter.

The Coolest Solar-Powered Garden Features

Green Living Ideas

It’s easy being green! Cheap and easy to install, renewable energy can be used throughout the home to reduce energy costs and, ultimately, carbon emissions. Practical Garden Tools.

Four Home Energy Inefficiencies You Can Remedy This Weekend for $100 or Less

Green Living Ideas

Turning a standard home into a pillar of energy efficiency is often thought to be an expensive and time-consuming process, but this doesn’t have to be the case. Example of an energy efficient home. If everyone is at work or school, they can stop heating or cooling a home.

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5 Easy Ways Students Can Craft a Beautiful, Yet Green, Dorm Room

Green Living Ideas

But just because your room may not come automatically equipped with the necessary tools needed to make it “green” doesn’t mean you can’t take the initiative to make sure that your new dwelling is eco-approved. Eco Home Living Green Home Decor

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5 Ways to Reduce Your Chemical Exposure Before You Even Think About Getting Pregnant

Eco Chic

But what many women don’t realize is that there’s a long list of other toxic chemicals lurking in their homes and daily beauty routine at this very moment– which could harm her eventual baby, not to mention herself. Be sure to use the tool prior to making any purchases.

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Green Diva Holidays: Eco-Friendly Foodie, Gift & Decorating Fun

Green Living Ideas

I had fun doing some of my earth-friendly holiday schtick on Ebru Today last week – details about what I discussed on this timely, silly green holiday TV segment. Green Diva Foodie Fun. Green Divas Mizar, Meg and Jamie each offered one of their family favorite holiday recipes.

The Ten Benefits of Lighting Control

Green Life Smart Life

In a home, for example, during peak hours the system could dim the lighting down to 80% throughout the house. Green = Gas. Lutron has a useful energy calculator tool which calculates how much carbon dioxide is removed from the air based on your building’s energy savings. For residential applications, scheduling means the homeowner can leave home knowing that the house will operate according to their schedule.

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URI Energy Fellows Visit GLSL

Green Life Smart Life

The University of Rhode Island Energy Fellow students stopped by to take a tour of the Green Life Smart Life project last week. We at GLSL strongly believe that they are the future for a cleaner, more energy efficient planet, so we were excited to be able to share with them what we are doing in the home and hopefully we gave them some first-hand experience on what it takes to build a green home in Rhode Island. Tagged: touring a green home, URI Energy Fellows.

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And Just How Good is the Air in YOUR House?

Green Home Blog

Pollen – tests the pollen count in your home. Nancy Rymer’s take on why people care maybe be more professional than mine: She said that one of the reasons they felt the Jossam, Indoor Air Kit was beneficial is that more and more of the public are starting to make changes to their homes. What’s your personal definition of greening? . How did you get started in green business? . We solicited Green Home.

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What is LEED, and How You Can Qualify

Green Home Blog

Many United States homeowners would like to upgrade their homes. Almost as many would like to get “green” certification for their efforts, if it weren’t for a complex and maddening set of rules called LEED (Leadership in Energy and Efficient Design). As a result, LEED certification has resulted in fewer buildings that meet green best practice standards. The International Green Construction Code (IGCC) can stand alone or complement LEED.

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Green Cleaning with PaperlessKitchen!

Green Living Ideas

Paperless Kitchen is committed to helping you make cleaner, greener choices in your home. They offer a full range of eco-friendly cleaning tools and supplies to help you get your home spotless while decreasing your environmental footprint.

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Greenstone Revolutionizes Lebanese Building Industry One Green-Roof Villa at a Time

Green Prophet

This villa is part of a growing movement in Lebanon that is revolutionizing the green building industry. It receives part of its energy from solar-panels, recycles greywater, has superior thermal insulation that cuts energy consumption, and it also features a green roof.

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A Quick Guide To Checking For Leaks Under Your Sink

Green Living Ideas

The TP will be the most sensitive diagnostic tool for the job–you may just touch the piping, but your fingers may be moist from sweat or from not drying them thoroughly prior to testing the pipes. Turn off the water and call your local green plumber. Photo courtesy of Home Tone.

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Green Building Perspectives: Accoya® by Titan Wood

Green Life Smart Life

. . . We recently announced our latest building partners on the home. This week, our Green Building Perspectives come from one of those new sponsors, Accoya ® by Titan Wood. Titan will be outfitting the home with some of the most beautiful FSC certified decking that we have ever seen. What do you think of the Green Life Smart Life Project to date? Where does Titan Wood see green building going in the next 5 years?

Easy Maintenance Tips For Your A/C Unit to Improve Energy Efficiency

Green Living Ideas

Maintaining your A/C unit, regardless of style, is a great way to keep your home cool and using energy efficiently. Needless to say, your A/C unit represents a great opportunity to save both energy and money in your home. Your tool should have multiple sizes to choose from.

Sustainability Toolkit: Environmental Models

The Green Changemakers

[link] Image credit: Geos Net Zero Energy Neighborhood, Arvada, Colorado David Kahn Studio, Eldorado Springs, and Michael Tavel Architects, Denver, Colorado Tools are needed to put sustainable design theory into practice. Rating Systems Green Roads Rating System v1.0

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Back to Basics: Food, Clothing, Shelter

The Green Changemakers

If you're still in your home, and especially up to date with your mortgage, the first step is be thankful. This diagram shows Maslow's hierarchy of needs, represented as a pyramid with the more primitive, survival needs at the bottom.

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Kyocera's solar modules power England's first 'zero carbon church'


Green Products. Green Homes. Green Living. Green Tips. Home Appliances. KYOTO Corporation from Japan had been assigned to supply its solar modules for a leading project that has helped in renovating the old church building, equipping it with all required tools for generating power sustainability, with the use of solar energy. Oklahomas first zero energy home. Yeah, it is the first zero energy home built by Ideal Homes.

The Sunflower: A heliostat designed to light all dark corners of your.


Green Products. Green Homes. Green Living. Green Tips. Home Appliances. The Sunflower: A heliostat designed to light all dark corners of your home. As reported by the company no scientific knowledge or special tools are required for its installation. The Sunflower Home Heliostat is priced for $399 excluding the stand, which will cost $50. Tapis Rouge: A green installation by Marseillian artist. Please login. Sign In.

GhostManta: Electrifying underwater exploration with green gusto


Green Products. Green Homes. Green Living. Green Tips. Home Appliances. GhostManta: Electrifying underwater exploration with green gusto. 10 Underwater green structures powering themselves with renewable energy. Your World of Tomorrow - Living in Green, Sustainable Underwater skyscrapers. But the truth of the matter is skyscrapers are conceived primarily as tools of economy. Please login. Sign In. User Name / Email. Password.

Best green household products must for every home


Green Products. Green Homes. Green Living. Green Tips. Home Appliances. Best green household products must for every home. Every modern home needs items to help make living easier. In keeping with increasing demand for green products, manufacturers of household items are rolling out eco friendly and useful objects designed to making life easy. 5 Green products for avid campers. 5 Green products for greener offices.