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Cruel Summer is Coming: Protect Your Wallet

Summer’s cruel heat is headed your way – and with little escape from the impending sweaty season, you’ll most likely have to turn to your air conditioner for sweet relief. But don’t let the rising temperatures blow out your electricity bill. That’s right. We want you to use less energy. Luckily for you, using less […]

Dive Into an Eco-Friendly Pool (Part 1)

Dive Into an Eco-Friendly Pool (Part 1)

Few things say summertime like a warm evening spent with good friends around a pool; there’s just something about it that brings back the best of memories! As someone who likes to live life on the greener side, I have to resign myself to the fact that pools are a guilty pleasure as they fall […]

5 Simple Ways to Celebrate Earth Day Every Day

5 Simple Ways to Celebrate Earth Day Every Day

Mark your calendars, if you haven’t already, for Earth Day on April 22, 2015. It’s the 45th Anniversary of Earth Day, and it’s sure to be a great one! Though Earth Day is a special day, unfortunately it is only one day out of the year where people come together in masses to perform an […]

France’s New Environmental Legislation: What It Means for the US

France’s New Environmental Legislation: What It Means for the US

A new French law requires that all new buildings in commercial zones must be partially covered (50%) with either solar panels, or plants. The benefits are obvious. Solar panels generate electricity, plus roof-mounted panels also provide shading and help deflect the radiant heat. Plants provide cooling through shade and extra insulation, as well as preventing […]

7 Steps to Getting Your Attic Ready for Summer

7 Steps to Getting Your Attic Ready for Summer

Summertime heat is around the corner. Attics can get insanely hot under the summer sun —as high as 150°F. That heat adds onto your home’s air conditioning bill. Now, before the heat hits hard, is the best time to get your home’s attic ready for summer. While not all attics are the same, most share the […]