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How To Seal Air Leaks In Your Home And Save Energy

May 16, 2012 0 Comments
How To Seal Air Leaks In Your Home And Save Energy

Air leaks in your home can drastically increase energy consumption. Sealing air leaks is therefore one of the first things you should think of if you want to lower the carbon footprint of your home. A professional energy audit is the gold standard when it comes to dealing with air leaks, but by following this […]

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LEED: The Infographic

May 15, 2012 3 Comments
LEED: The Infographic

LEED: The Infographic takes a look at LEED Certification which provides third-party certification of the environmental health of homes and buildings. LEED was created by the U.S. Green Building Council in 1998 and it provides a verification for both builders and building owners that their projects meet certain levels of sustainability standards decided on by […]

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Are There Health Concerns with LED Lighting?

April 22, 2012 0 Comments
Are There Health Concerns with LED Lighting?

Q: Are there health concerns with LED lighting, which may soon replace compact fluorescents as the green-friendly light bulb of choice? Indeed, LED (light emitting diode) lighting does seem to be the wave of the future right now, given the mercury content and light quality issues with the current king-of-the-hill of green bulbs, the compact […]

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No new Mining in the Grand Canyon

April 8, 2012 0 Comments
No new Mining in the Grand Canyon

Q: I understand that mining in the Grand Canyon and environs was banned. Why is that an important victory for the environment? Yes, in January 2012 Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced that the federal government was prohibiting new mining claims for the next two decades across more than a million acres of public […]

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Options for Replacing 60 Watt Incandescent Bulbs

March 21, 2012 1 Comment
Options for Replacing 60 Watt Incandescent Bulbs

Chances are, you have a few 60 watt frosted incandescent light bulbs in your home – they are very commonly used in table and floor lamps. Here’s the thing: There are other light bulbs out there that last longer, consume less energy, and provide up to 95% of the light output. When you’re considering cost, […]

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A Collection of DIY Solar Heaters

March 7, 2012 1 Comment
A Collection of DIY Solar Heaters

In June of 2009 I published an article outlining how one of my DIY solar heaters was made and how it worked. It was a solar heater made from soda cans and an old window, which upon completion I used to heat up my garage a little bit. A few months later, my landlord in […]

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