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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 […]

Close Your Blinds in the Summer

Green Ideas for Apartment Living

If you are living in an apartment, let me first begin by saying that you are already on the winning side of being green.  As populations grow, as well as our appetites for large homes, those who opt for smaller dwellings are reducing their footprints in a number of ways.  All of this is a […]

Challenging Common Energy Misconceptions – Part One: Heating & Lighting

When it comes to saving energy, misconceptions and mistaken assumptions often mislead people, causing more problems or costing them more money. Some were part of standard building codes until research proved them wrong. The vexing thing about these misconceptions is that, at first glance, they seem to make sense. Only after closer examination do you find out […]

EnergyStar appliances

Shopping and Saving with Energy Star Appliances for Your Home

After reading plenty of articles with headlines like “Energy Star Homes Pay for Themselves,” I learned that many of them (like this one) forget to tell you exactly how that happens. Instead, you get some info-fluff making empty claims about a mere $7 in yearly energy savings from using an EnergyStar computer monitor – which is barely enough to buy […]

Get Connected with 5 Top Smart Home Gadgets from CES 2015

Get Connected with 5 Top Smart Home Gadgets from CES 2015

The annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) this past January introduced a number of Internet of Things (IOT) devices for the home. While some folks might not be excited by smart coffee makers or tea pots, innovation was still at work. For example, for the past couple of years, many smart devices (usually thermostat or other hub-based […]

4 Quick Tips for Surviving Winter Storm Juno

4 Quick Tips for Surviving Winter Storm Juno

Winter storm JUNO is bearing down on the northeast, bringing blizzard conditions, patchy ice in Virginia and Maryland, and snow fall accumulations anywhere from 3 inches in West Virginia to 3 feet in New England. Snowfall rates could be up to 2+ inches per hour and even include thunder and lightning. The storm is expected […]