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Energy Efficient Homes – Building Design Trends Happening Now

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Whether you’re building a new home or renovating an older one, you want to make it as energy-efficient as possible. An energy-efficient home will save you money on energy costs, increase its productivity, and help protect the environment.  Homebuyers these days are more cognizant of their energy use than in the past. One major incentive…

Renewable Energy – The Only Clean Alternatives That Matter

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Renewable energy is a way to generate energy from renewable or unlimited resources. In a nutshell, it means that we’re able to replenish the resources in a natural manner and quicker than we consume them. We need renewable energy because it improves public health, diversifies our energy supply, and contributes less to global warming. There…

The Griswold Family Christmas Lights: Questions Answered!

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One of the most iconic holiday movie scenes of all time occurs when Clark Griswold finally succeeds in lighting the family Christmas lights: all 25,000 of them (not counting the Santa, the eight tiny reindeer, and the “Merry Christmas” sign).  Once lit, the Griswold house in National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation is so bright that the…

Your Guide to the Smart Grid Interoperability Panel (SGIP)

Smart Grid Interoperability Panel

If you’re looking for information on smart grid standards, this Smart Grid Interoperability Panel (SGIP) guide by Green Building Elements is a perfect place to start. SGIP is a public-private partnership created to develop and promote voluntary consensus standards for the smart grid. What Is the Smart Grid Interoperability Panel? The Smart Grid Interoperability Panel…

11 Tips for Living Without Electricity (Survive & Thrive Off-Grid)

Living Without Electricity

The need to live without electricity isn’t easy for many people. Understanding how to create energy, store food and water, and stay warm can be daunting. But it’s not impossible. This article will offer tips to help you get started on your journey to off-grid living. 1. Stock Up on Essential Items Off-grid living can…

Tesla Powerwall Review

Tesla Powerwall Review

With sustainability and global warming, a hot topic of conversation, companies are constantly competing to find the best solution before everyone else. One of those companies is Tesla.  Tesla prides itself on producing high-quality products aimed at bettering the world. They offer a wide range of products with the most popular being their incredible electric…