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Renewable Energy

Tweet When you’re trying to find a house at night, there’s nothing more frustrating than not being able to find the address numbers. Whether you’re expecting guests or waiting for a food delivery finding your address could be made way easier with this solar powered address sign. Here’s why:  It is internally lit. The font […]

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Tweet Jingle Bells or Messiah – You Pick Many holiday songs praise the wonder of our natural world, so good stewardship of our resources is cause for celebration. Here is the next idea in our 12 part series: If you’re lucky to get a snowy-white Christmas, imagine bringing the Hallelujah choir with you sliding. Inside […]

Tweet Clever elves decorate with Solar LED lights Start the holidays right and avoid senseless holiday expenses at home. That means use green building ideas to manage your extra decorating and entertaining costs or you’ll end up with financial troubles in January – and beyond. In this series, we’ll focus upon one of 12 smart […]

Tweet 2011 tax credits help you have a greener home Yippee! For the third year in a row, you can get federal tax credits (and more) for your green home building or remodeling. Many people mistakenly believe the $2,000 federal tax credit for new, energy-efficient homes ended in 2010, but Congress extended the perks through […]

Tweet For the next minute see how easily you save green by going green with this reliable water heater. (Click below for a fun video!) Solar Water by Build That Green

Tweet Your Turn: I’m interested in using a solar tube to light a half bathroom. It sounds like a smart way to capture free sunlight. We are building a one-story addition onto the north side of the house where there’s no sunshine in any season. Is it still possible to get enough natural daylight? I […]

Tweet Here’s What They Said: Renovation Project Makes Old House Environmentally Friendly Click thru Photos 8 to 15 Many Thanks to our Green Partnership Sponsors and Companies for such great efforts on our 2010 Green Remodel Idea House: General  Contractor:       Showcase Construction Plumbing fixtures:           Moen – shower room Plumbing fixtures:           Kohler – […]

Tweet It’s not always fun to haul the recycling down from my daughter’s third floor apartment but in Germany I’m told, nothing goes to waste. She actually has a charming view across her balcony to the farm next door. I’ve enjoyed watching the neighbors walk their dogs and ride their bicycles (despite the February chill) […]

Tweet Today’s weather – Mostly sunny, a thunderstorm in spots this afternoon – High 97.  Really with the combined solar and humidity factors it feels like 105 o F.  Yesterday it felt like 102o F. These are the true dog days of summer.  (Queue rattling cicada’s in the background.)  Even the hardiest Southerners can’t help […]


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