homes contribute far more to global
warming than most people realize, there are many different
technologies, adjustments, and replacements that home owners
can implement to reduce the environmental damage their house
is creating...and save money, too.
energy technologies are just one of the ways that home
owners can help solve the current energy crisis.
Home owners can also implement a wide variety of measures
to cut down on existing power sources. Heating a house takes
a lot of energy, and heat can easily escape through windows,
doors, and other areas of the house not properly insulated.
Replacing, repairing, or patching these and other areas which
are leaking heat is a good way to make a house more energy
merely replacing a light bulb, or the family fridge, can have
a big long term impact on the energy resources that each of
us use by simply choosing more energy efficient and cost-saving
versions of everyday electronic gadgets and appliances.
Also consider intelligent heating systems which can provide
big savings on household energy. Rather than leaving the heating
system on all day, an intelligent heating system can be programmed
to shut off when no one is home, and turn on again right before
Growing food either in a garden,
a greenhouse, or with hydroponics
can reduce your carbon
footprint, save money, and provide a healthier diet for
you and your family. Food recycling is yet another great way
for home owners to go green. It keeps recyclable waste out
of landfills and makes great fertilizer when properly composted
in the family garden.
information about green homes & energy savings around
- A beginners guide to building a green home from the foundation
up, along with extensive information on remodeling and retrofitting
tips for existing homes, product checklists, FAQ, related
Earth News - Green Homes
- Guides encompassing how to's on building green, expert advice
on energy saving remodeling, with related feature stories
and video reports, related blogs, discussion forums.
Ways to Go Green and Save Green - Brief but informative
fact sheet on ways to save money, energy & natural resources
with advice on transportation alternatives, water savings,
how to's on making homemade cleaning products, and related
tips for maintaining eco-friendly households and communities.