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VIDEO: How to Winter-Proof Your Home, With Eco-Blogger Starre Vartan

VIDEO: How to Winter-Proof Your Home, With Eco-Blogger Starre Vartan

If you're worried about keeping warm and cozy these next few months, look no further than our video on how to button up your home for the cold season and cut your utility bills while you're at it! We've

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7 Winter Home Improvement Tips to Save You Money and Energy In the Cold Season

7 Winter Home Improvement Tips to Save You Money and Energy In the Cold Season

This year's record breaking summer high temperatures and general worrisome warming trend don’t necessarily mean that the coming winter will be a walk in the park. Before the cold weather strikes, get

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GREEN BUILDING 101: Appliances, Electronics, and Responsible Energy Use

GREEN BUILDING 101: Appliances, Electronics, and Responsible Energy Use

Here at Green Building 101, we’ve looked at many ways that you can design, build, and renovate your home with more attention to your health and the environment. Now that you've been thoroughly educated,

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Eco Fashion Designer M Patmos Talks About Her Sustainably-Designed Brooklyn Apartment

Eco Fashion Designer M Patmos Talks About Her Sustainably-Designed Brooklyn Apartment

Marcia Patmos, the brains behind the much-loved M Patmos eco fashion line, applies her eco-conscious mindset to everything she does. When we saw the designer during fashion week, she mentioned her

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VIDEO: 6 Smart Home Products Which Will Cut Your Energy Bill

VIDEO: 6 Smart Home Products Which Will Cut Your Energy Bill

Feeling the pinch when it comes time to pay your monthly bills? Lucky for you there are a few simple steps you can take to cut down your energy costs. With just a few simple and inexpensive products -

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INFOGRAPHIC: How to Buy Green Electronics During Holiday Sales

INFOGRAPHIC: How to Buy Green Electronics During Holiday Sales

The Natural Resources Defense Council is helping turn Black Friday green with its annual guide to shopping for environmentally-friendly, energy-efficient electronics. In a blog post on the NRDC

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Green Building Labels 101: An Inhabitat Guide to Third­ Party Environmental Certifications

Green Building Labels 101: An Inhabitat Guide to Third­ Party Environmental Certifications

If you’re reading Inhabitat, you’re probably interested in green building, and if you work in the building and construction industry, it’s likely that you strive to build in as environmentally

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Haiku Unveils Ultra-Efficient Ceiling Fan With Built-in LED Lights

Haiku Unveils Ultra-Efficient Ceiling Fan With Built-in LED Lights

Haiku is currently rated by ENERGY STAR as the world’s most efficient ceiling fan - and the company just launched a new patent-pending fan with integrated LED lights that are 80% more efficient than

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Habitat World: Seven Sustainable Habitat for Humanity Projects

Habitat World: Seven Sustainable Habitat for Humanity Projects

Empowerhouse Habitat for Humanity Washington, D.C. The first Passive House in the District of Columbia, the Empowerhouse won first place in the affordability category of the U.S. Department of

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Washington DC Government Agencies to be 100% Powered by Wind Energy

Washington DC Government Agencies to be 100% Powered by Wind Energy

Photo via Shutterstock Washington D.C. has just announced a huge step forward in its quest to become America's "greenest" city. The District of Columbia Department of General Services (DGS) has signed

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Method Homes Unveils Net-Zero Prefab Paradigm Series at Greenbuild in San Francisco

Method Homes Unveils Net-Zero Prefab Paradigm Series at Greenbuild in San Francisco

Designed for Method Homes by New York-based Bogue Trondowski Architects, the Paradigm series is planned in its entirety to be as low-impact as possible. Clad in FSC-certified western red cedar (but

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15 Inexpensive Green Household Products That Can Save You Money And Cut Down Your Energy Bill

15 Inexpensive Green Household Products That Can Save You Money And Cut Down Your Energy Bill

If you've been feeling the pinch like we have, you've probably learned to shop smarter, pack your own lunch, and cut back on the gourmet coffee, but you might still be missing out on big savings if your

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7 Smart and Easy Tips to Green Your Kitchen

7 Smart and Easy Tips to Green Your Kitchen

TIP 1: Pay attention to your appliances One of the reasons that it's so easy to make an impactful difference on the overall energy-efficiency of your kitchen is that some of your home's largest

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USGBC’s LEED v4 Plays High Stakes With Industry Special Interests

USGBC’s LEED v4 Plays High Stakes With Industry Special Interests

With a flurry of controversial discussions surrounding the 4th installment of LEED (formally known as LEED 2012), the USGBC has found themselves on a collision course with powerful construction

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HP’s New Z1 Workstation Pops Open for Easy DIY Upgrades and Repairs

HP’s New Z1 Workstation Pops Open for Easy DIY Upgrades and Repairs

While Apple may offer some of the most popular computers around, Hewlett Packard will soon have them beat in at least one area of user-friendliness. The new HP Z1 workstation balances form, function, and

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EPA Under Fire for Considering Lowering Energy Star Criteria and Introducing New Fees

EPA Under Fire for Considering Lowering Energy Star Criteria and Introducing New Fees

The Environmental Protection Agency's decision to give the Energy Star program a bit of a makeover is not sitting pretty with their industry partners - the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) is up in

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The New GeoSpring is GE’s Most Efficient Hybrid Hot Water Heater

The New GeoSpring is GE’s Most Efficient Hybrid Hot Water Heater

Today GE announced the launch of GeoSpring, its most energy-efficient hybrid-electric hot water heater. They also announced the opening of their new GeoSpring manufacturing facility in Lousiville, KY,

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Gabled LEED Platinum Newcomer House in Georgia Cost Just $125 per Square Foot

Gabled LEED Platinum Newcomer House in Georgia Cost Just $125 per Square Foot

We would need about 5 pages to list all of this project's awesome eco-credentials, so we'll stick with a few of the major highlights. Not only does the Newcomer house use the same amount of energy as a

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LEED Platinum ‘Shoebox House’ Achieves Style and Sustainability on a Budget

LEED Platinum ‘Shoebox House’ Achieves Style and Sustainability on a Budget

The clients and architect designed the eco-friendly home using the Sketch UP program from opposite sides of the globe - Browne and Praxis are situated in Santa Fe and Rothstein and Meckler are in Bangkok.

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Green-Roofed CA Academy of Sciences Crowned the World’s Largest Double LEED Platinum Building

Green-Roofed CA Academy of Sciences Crowned the World’s Largest Double LEED Platinum Building

Today the California Academy of Sciences achieved a groundbreaking feat of sustainable design as the U.S. Green Building Council presented it with its second LEED Platinum certification, making it

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The Top 10 US Cities With the Most Energy Star Buildings

The Top 10 US Cities With the Most Energy Star Buildings

Energy Star-certified buildings are on the rise in the United States! In 2010 alone, the number of Energy Star buildings in big cities has doubled in size compared to the past ten years combined. A

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HGTV Green Home Lands LEED Platinum Certification

HGTV Green Home Lands LEED Platinum Certification

The three bedroom, two bathroom home was designed by Michael Woodley, AIA, Woodley Architectural Group, Inc., and built by Infinity Home Collection. Green materials and eco furnishings abound in the

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15 Green Lamps to Light up Your Life

15 Green Lamps to Light up Your Life

Different types of lighting Directional Lighting Directional lighting refers to light fixtures that focus illumination in a single direction. When set in a series, these fixtures provide dynamic focus

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Lakewood Church Wins 2010 Energy Star Congregation Award

Lakewood Church Wins 2010 Energy Star Congregation Award

Recently the United States Environmental Protection Agency awarded Lakewood Church with the 2010 Energy Star Congregation Award for excellence in energy efficiency for implementing energy management

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Bosch Factory Tour Unveils 5 Keys to Buying Greener Appliances

Bosch Factory Tour Unveils 5 Keys to Buying Greener Appliances

In the small, unimposing town of New Bern, NC (infamously known as the birthplace of Pepsi-Cola) lies the only US appliance manufacturer with complete lines of Energy Star-certified dishwashers, washers,

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14 Buildings Compete in EPA’s “Biggest Energy Loser” Competition

14 Buildings Compete in EPA’s “Biggest Energy Loser” Competition

In an effort to get buildings to shed some of their bulging energy usage pounds, the EPA has just announced the National Buildings Competition where they challenge “14 buildings and the teams inside

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Build It Green Certified Residence in Los Angeles

Build It Green Certified Residence in Los Angeles

The Jacobson Residence is a brand new construction in Los Angeles with a high eco factor - enough so that it is Build It Green and ENERGY STAR certified! If you're not familiar with Build It Green, it's

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GE Unveils New Omnidirection LED Bulb That Will Last 17 Years

GE Unveils New Omnidirection LED Bulb That Will Last 17 Years

GE will soon release to the public an updated version of the LED bulb that will be omnidirectional and long lasting. Right now, most LED bulbs project light in only one direction and aesthetically, the

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Energy Star Under Fire, Faces Major Overhaul

Energy Star Under Fire, Faces Major Overhaul

The Energy Star Program may be facing a major overhaul after congressional auditors reported that they were able to receive certification for a number of ridiculous fake products including a

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ECO LABELS 101: Green Certifications Explained!

ECO LABELS 101: Green Certifications Explained!

FSC CERTIFIED (Forest Stewardship Council) - This certification accredits forest managers, manufacturing companies, and controlled wood products that exhibit responsible consumption of forest products.

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