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Posts Under Green Living

Geothermal heat pump systems: The future of home heating?

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Remodeling 2013: 4 innovative products for DIYers

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Green kitchen remodeling: 3 eco-friendly countertops

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Is It Green, or Is It Sustainable?

These days, you'll find the words "green" and "sustainable" tossed around like chocolate chips in articles and blogs about home improvement, construction and energy efficiency. The words are not interchangeable [...]

Vote for the Best Siding Projects

One sure way to develop an appreciation for the work that can be done with vinyl siding to transform a home is to see before and after shots of the [...]

Insulated vinyl siding and energy efficiency

Once the butt of comedian's jokes, vinyl siding has been improved by leaps and bounds and today has captured a large share of the American market. Its relative ease of [...]

New apps for home improvement DIYers and contractors

Smartphone applications for contractors or home remodeling buffs have one incredible advantage over other tools: they don't require room in your tool bag! I scoured the blogosphere for some apps [...]

A look at Phillips new LED light bulb

Would you buy a 20-year light bulb for $50 if it will save you $165 in energy bills over its lifespan? But Phillips, the Dutch electronics giant, released its new [...]

What you need to know about solar heat gain

Controlling solar heat gain is one of the best ways to fight back against rising utility bills and protect your investment. Here's all you need to know from the start: [...]

Going green with alternative building materials

Building materials found in nature are not just for flings with green or sustainable trends. In reality, materials made from woods, plant matter and clay have been used successfully for [...]