• Save on Cooling, Stay Cool

Save on Cooling, Stay Cool

As the summer months roll on through, we are faced with the dilemma of creating the perfect indoor environment. In some regions the sun blazes hot, while other areas of the country enjoy more […]

  • My Sustainable Business Practices & 2013 Goals

My Sustainable Business Practices & 2013 Goals

I am fortunate to work from home which really cuts down on the commute! A great start to my sustainable lifestyle in both my personal and professional life. So here are some of the […]

  • Green Certified homes sell for 9% More

Green Certified homes sell for 9% More

 Here’s a great article from  the LA Times regarding studies conducted right here in California that illustrate the value of green certifications for residential real estate.  “Green-certified homes sell for 9% more, study in California […]

  • BRIGHT IDEAS: ENERGY-SAVING LIGHTING

BRIGHT IDEAS: ENERGY-SAVING LIGHTING

Did you know CFL bulbs last 5 to 10 times longer than incandescent bulbs and use 75% less energy and LEDs last 15 to 50 times longer and use 80% less energy than an incandescent bulb.

Yet […]

  • Sustainable Vacation Tips

Sustainable Vacation Tips

Try a no-fly, no-drive vacation by opting for destinations that you can reach by train or by bike. If you do fly or drive, reject the upgrade to an SUV at the car rental […]

  • Cooling Down Fridge Costs

Cooling Down Fridge Costs

Here’s some simple steps homeowners can take to reduce energy costs associated with refrigerators and freezers. 

Given the extra money everyone is spending to run air conditioners during the heat waves this summer, everyone can […]

  • Home Owner Guide to Sustainable Incentives and Resources

Home Owner Guide to Sustainable Incentives and Resources

Did you know the cost of green improvements to your home can be significantly offset through federal, state, local, and utility credits and incentives?
Federal

Home Improvements – Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation […]

  • Why Go Green

Why Go Green

There is a variety of reasons to go green, but most come back to supply and demand. We have a limited amount of resources available and more and more people using them up. If […]

  • Energy Star® Homes Have Market Leg-up

Energy Star® Homes Have Market Leg-up

 

A 2011 study by the North Carolina Energy Efficiency Alliance indicates that ENERGY STAR® homes have a leg-up in the market. The group looked at data in a five-county region around the North Carolina’s […]

  • Water Saving Tips for Landscaping

Water Saving Tips for Landscaping

 If saving water using rainwater harvesting is just the start to your water savings then  check out these landscape changes that can get the job done!

1. Shrink the lawn.  Consider tearing out or drastically […]