Recent How To Save Energy Articles

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Using Concrete the Green Way

Posted by Katie Marks | Oct 02, 2013

Visitors to Italy often take time to visit ancient Roman sites, and marvel at the fact that these structures continue to remain standing today. The extant infrastructure of the Romans...

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The "Starter Home" Just Got a Lot Bigger

Posted by Katie Marks | Aug 19, 2013

According to the US Census Bureau, the average size of a home in the United States has grown by 50% in the last 40 years, even as households are actually 15% smaller. In other words,...

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What Would Happen if the Globe Used AC Like We Do?

Posted by Katie Marks | Aug 16, 2013

It's summer, and those air conditioners (central and window-mounted alike) are chugging away ferociously to beat the heat in the United States. No wonder, with the weather being hot...

11 Ways to Keep Your Garbage Down

Posted by s.e. smith | Aug 12, 2013

If you pay for garbage service, getting that monthly bill can sting, especially with prices rising across the US in response to rising costs for handling fees and programs intended...

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Simple Weatherizing for Summer

Posted by Laura Foster-Bobroff | May 17, 2013

Weatherizing a home to reduce energy usage and maximize savings is something homeowners think about in cold weather. The fact is, energy efficiency is just as important during summer...

The Ultimate Guide to Saving Energy During Christmas

Posted by Chaya Kurtz | Dec 10, 2012

According to University of University of Minnesota economist Joel Waldfogel, Americans spend about $65 billion a year on Christmastime gifts. Add to that the increased cost of wintertime...

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Tips for Buying an Energy Efficient House

Posted by s.e. smith | Nov 14, 2012

Buying an energy efficient home can be a great investment that will save you money on energy costs in the long term in addition to increasing the resale value of your home, when you’re...

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Easy Tips for Greening Your House

Posted by s.e. smith | Sep 10, 2012

Sometimes it seems like greening your home requires a master’s degree, a lot of money, and endless amounts of time. Fortunately, there are actually some very easy ways to green...