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From Guest Blogger Lizzie Weakly: How Installing a New Roof Can Make Your Home More Energy Efficient

Roofs are one of the most essential items that comprise the structure of your home. Without a sound roof, you’re more than likely to experience problems with heating and cooling your house coupled with high energy bills.

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From Guest Blogger Lizzie Weakly: How Bad Plumbing Can Affect Your Home Efficiency in the Winter

Winters can be beautiful, but these extreme temperature can have an effect on your home in more ways than expected. One aspect that some homeowners overlook is how plumbing and a chilly winter can affect a home. The following should

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From Guest Blogger Emma Sturgis: Eco-Friendly Escrow–Your Guide to Buying a Green Home

Energy-efficient homes are more popular than ever, but buyers should expect to pay more if they aren’t careful. In some markets, green homes are sold for as much as nine percent more than the average home. For those that are

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What the Migration to Renewable Energy Looks Like

A reader notes: Renewable power generation technology faces three inherent problems: transmission, storage, and intermittent generating dynamics. Large scale economically viable storage solves the problems of all three to a major extent. We can but live in hope, and encourage all those

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From Guest Blogger Joel Smith: Increase Your Home’s Energy Efficiency

Have you considered an energy audit on your home lately? You might be wondering if it is worth the trouble of having someone come out to audit your home. What does it do? Why is it necessary? What will they

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From Guest Blogger "Sustainafreak": Easily Reduce Your Home’s Heating Usage

Everyone wants to make spending cuts these days, from the government to the average homeowner. Whereas the bills passed through in Parliament may or may not have a direct impact upon your life, making significant changes to your home certainly

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From Guest Blogger Blake Meredith: Five More Eco-Savvy Tips for Prepping your Place for Winter

If you’re concerned about protecting your home against the ravages of winter, as well as skyrocketing energy costs, you should begin to safeguard your property now, while the weather is still warm. As a companion to our recent article on

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From Guest Blogger Jeannette: The Philippine Paradox: The Weather, the Attitudes and the Sustainability in Construction

Contrary to popular belief, the Philippines has four kinds of weather, namely: hot, very hot, rainy, and very rainy. To say that the Philippine weather is unpredictable is an understatement. It may be hot and dry in one minute and

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From a Guest Blogger: Five Ways to Use Less Water in the Office

Although life on earth could not subsist without water, the waste of this precious commodity causes many environmental problems. Worldwide, millions of people do not have easy access to safe, clean water, yet in first-world countries, few people think twice

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High-Efficiency, Power-Dense Electric Motors for Moving Large Volumes of Water

I wrote this post yesterday, when I was a few minutes early for the start of an event at the downtown Los Angeles office of the Nature Conservancy. I had come into the city for four separate meetings, of which

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