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Get tips on minimizing your footprints. You'll find discussions on renewable energy, alternative transportation, green building, sustainable gardening, conscious financing, and recycle/reuse ideas.

 

Green Buildings: The What & Why of Sustainable Buildings


Posted: 08-09-2012 4:26 pm

Blog0812_GreenBuildingOverview_thAccording to the US Energy Information Administration's Annual Energy Review, the residential sector is responsible for 21% of carbon dioxide emissions from energy consumption in 2010. It is time for us to seriously think about building green. An overview of what green building is, and how it is being rated.



Evolution of the yurt


Posted: 08-07-2012 2:11 pm

Art12_Yurt30FootInterior_thWhat are Yurts? If you enjoy being close to nature, you have probably seen or stayed in a yurt. How do they get from being shelters of Asian nomads centuries ago to becoming lodges in America today? Learn about the modern yurts and how they are being used today to provide comfort with a sense of nature.



Eco-Friendly Retirement Housing


Posted: 05-08-2012 1:40 pm

clip_house_thTo satisfy the demand for the aging popultation that is environmentally conscious, there is increased options for green living for the senior. Here are some tips on favorite eco-neighborhoods, co-housing, and eco-friendly assisted living.



Leeding the Way


Posted: 01-10-2012 2:19 pm

greenies_0112_LEED_thLEED, "Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design", is a rating system used to certify buildings that meet certain environmental metrics like a reduced CO2 emissions, water usage, and overall improved energy efficiency.  Here is a quick overview of LEED, its shortcomings, and the birth of LEED2012.



Get Green @Home! | Greeen Living


Posted: 08-23-2011 1:46 pm

Art11_snoPUD1_thMany municipals are offering incentives to residents to promote conservation in buildings. Incentive programs may encourage weatherization and heating efficiency, efficient appliances, recycling, and energy-efficient lighting. Here is an example from Snohomish PUD. Check with your local authorities to see if you qualify for their programs.



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