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Super-Easy Tips for Slashing Energy Costs

December 31 2009 Even in flush times, reducing energy consumption – and therefore energy costs – is the right thing to do for the environment. And when money is tight, the incentive for finding ways to whittle away at utility bills is even greater. Replacing an older furnace, swapping out single-pane windows for … read more

Energy-Efficiency Certification: A Green Seal of Approval for Your Home

October 31 2009 Provided your home meets a minimum threshold for energy efficiency, you may be eligible for certification under a range of national and regional energy-efficiency certification programs. Even if you don’t already meet required thresholds, a few inexpensive improvements may be all that stand in your way. Certification through programs such … read more

“Green” Mortgages Help Homebuyers Finance Environmentally Conscious Choices

September 30 2009 By purchasing a home built to meet greater energy-efficiency standards or committing to make energy improvements to an existing home, you could qualify for an energy-efficient mortgage (EEM) – also known as a “green” mortgage – which can increase your borrowing power, yield certain discounts, or both. A more energy-efficient … read more

Home Energy Ratings: What Are They and How Can They Help You?

September 30 2009 A home energy rating is the standard measurement of a home’s energy efficiency, which can be very useful when it comes to selling or buying a home. If you’re looking to buy a home, energy ratings let you easily compare the energy costs from one home to another and can … read more

Indentify Projects & Tips That Will Save Energy, Water & Money

September 30 2009 Is your home as efficient as you want it to be? Use our interactive tool, brought to you by Lowe’s to find out. Learn how you can save money by making your home more efficient through: Everyday Energy Savers Weekend Projects Big Payoff Projects Conservation Tips Click HERE to access the tool. … read more

Water Conservation Begins At Home

June 30 2008 Many countries around the world are running out of drinking water faster than nature can replenish it. According to the United Nations World Water Assessment and the University of Wisconsin, the average supply of water per person will drop by a third over the next 20 years because of population … read more

Eight Ways to Cool Your Home, Naturally

June 30 2008 With energy costs climbing annually, keeping your house cool in summer can be a wallet-emptying exercise. Finding natural ways to keep cool can save you hundreds of dollars in a single season.woman with fan 400x317 Plant deciduous trees on the south and west sides of your house where you receive the most sunlight. … read more