Greening your home can provide numerous financial, health and environmental benefits, but with so many options to undertake, where do you even begin? In our first Green Home Expert Series, eco architect and green building expert Eric Corey Freed distills all the elements you need to take into consideration into five easy steps: increasing insulation, getting a thermostat, conserving water through smart technology, overhauling your roof, and upgrading your lighting. Be sure to take some notes – Freed is bound to get you thinking green in a grand way!
Creating a comfortable space to call home seems like a no-brainer for most, but as Sarah Susanka will tell you, creating the right conditions for a tranquil state goes far beyond a few throw pillows. With a mantra of “build better, not bigger,” Susanka takes sustainability to heart when remodeling a home. In this installment thought leader, author and acclaimed architect Susanka shares her top five tips on how to do more with less when it comes to revamping your space.
Cutting back on energy use is one of the most obvious ways to bring down your electricity bills, but if you really want to beat those bills, there are a series of other improvements you can make to transform your home into an energy-efficient machine. Green visionary and sustainable pioneer David Johnston shares over 30 years of experience to give us his top 5 ways to reduce your home’s energy consumption by up to 50%! – from upgrading your power distribution to efficient insulation, reducing your air exchange rate, and even changing your windows.