Guest Post: 3 Tricks to Light Your House this Winter and Stay Green Anyway

For this reason, the matter of lighting your home can be a huge draw on power at this time of year. Also, it can be a source of anxiety for anyone keeping an eye on the environment. Make sure your house conserves energy and remains environmentally friendly through the winter with a couple of easy technological tricks.

The Tesla Supercharger Network Revealed

Tesla Supercharger Station

On September 24th, Tesla Motors revealed that it had been hiding a bit of a secret. It seems that the much anticipated network of Tesla electric car charging stations was not only designed and ready for construction, but a mini-network of an initial six stations was already operational in California, having been built in secret.

Blowing Insulation: An Easy DIY Project With A Huge Payback

blowing cellulose insulation using a power blower

Blowing insulation into an attic space is a remarkably simple home energy retrofit project that can have truly enormous financial and energy saving payback. Insulation is one of the cheapest components of a home, yet has the largest potential for saving money over the course of the life of a building. In fact, many insulation…

Guest Post: Why You Need A Solar Water Heater

When it comes to burden on the environment, traditional water heaters could have the biggest impact among sources that no one ever thinks about. Water heaters (gas, electric and tankless) actually produce as much, if not more, CO2 than your typical automobile. At nearly 6,400 kilowatt hours of electricity per year, the water heater produces about eight tons of carbon dioxide annually, which doubles that of the standard automobile.

Guest Post: Guide to Picking the Best Solar System Components

The choice of components is a critical one. If you pick the wrong pieces of equipment, you may encounter unexpected problems, such as premature failure of the components or a low efficiency of the panels themselves. A reliable system will lower your energy bills for years to come, even to the extent that you might make money selling the surplus power. A poorly constructed system will cost a small fortune, as you need constant repairs and replacements.

Green Building: The Game

The policies, while all based in real life, are only a minor part of the game of GBO Hawaii, where players can invest in green businesses across the state of Hawaii in order to help the state become more sustainable. Hawaii currently imports 90% of its food and burns imported oil for about 90% of its electricity, and state planners are desperately trying to change all that before oil prices get *really* out of control.

Guest Post: Four Environmental Innovations That Have Revolutionized Architecture

The green revolution has impacted almost every sector of the economy. Now, eco-friendly technology is revolutionizing the way we think about architecture. Every part of the architectural process is undergoing huge changes. When people think of green architecture, they often picture simple modifications, such as the substitution of environmentally friendly materials for less sustainable ones….

Guest Post: Fiber Cement Siding for a Greener Home

Fiber cement siding is a practical, eco-friendly exterior addition you can add to your home. It is functional but also meant to be pleasing to the eye. Siding is meant to insulate your home, making it easier to hold in heat during the colder months as well as to keep it cool during the summer.

Guest Post: How to Get a Clean, Sparkling Bathroom Avoiding Unnecessary Chemicals

Many toilet cleaners, antibacterial sprays, and drain cleaners contain harmful chemicals that if inhaled, can lead to breathing problems, irritation, and more serious health problems. At the same time, air fresheners and other cleaners can contain DEA and TEA chemicals that can lead to serious health problems. It is possible, however, to still be able to maintain a clean and sparkly bathroom, while avoiding unnecessary chemicals. This can be achieved through using alternative, eco-friendly cleaners, which can be applied to particular jobs.

Plug-In Solar: Moveable Solar Power For Renters and Do-It-Yourselfers

Rapidly falling prices of solar electricity equipment mean that the most costly part of installing residential solar power systems will soon be system design and installation. A new line of plug-in solar power equipment made by SpinRay Energy of Rhode Island can be installed by plugging the on-board microinverter into a 110 volt or 220 volt power outlet.

Guest Post: How To Make Your House Greener

It’s becoming increasingly important to make your house greener. Benefits include helping the environment by cutting down on the amount of CO2 emissions released from your home, as well as committing to recyclable materials. At the same time, it’s possible to make your house greener by cutting back on bad habits when it comes to using power, while keeping an eye on the kind of products that you use. By doing so, you can make a contribution to environmental health. These approaches, and more, are detailed below:

SunWize Partners with Clean Power Finance to Expand Portfolio of Residential Solar Financing Solutions

Solar finance products such as leases and power purchase agreements (PPAs) are crucial tools for solar professionals who want to expand their business. Clean Power Finance’s financing solutions offer solar professionals and distributors a variety of solar leases and PPAs, driving competitive prices and allowing installers to tailor options to homeowner preferences.

Guest Post: Explore the Benefits of Used Appliances

Buying used appliances can be a very cost-effective method to get the most out of a household budget. Today’s consumers are a different breed of those from years past. It used to be that the only time someone sold an appliance was because it no longer had any useful life left in it. Most old appliances were sold for scrap and the money gained went towards the purchase of a replacement item.

Ten Facts About Solar Panels

There is an increasing awareness in Australia about the obvious advantages and benefits of switching to solar power. Not only does it contribute to a more ecologically sustainable environment, but in the long term, it also saves you money on power bills.

Guest Post: Green Changes For Infrastructure Evolution

It would seem like an inopportune time to go green. In reality, however, the opposite is true: by making your business more environment-friendly, you can succeed in saving money and appealing to potential consumers – outcomes both of which are especially alluring during a time of economic stagnation. Here are a couple ways to go about making this happen:

Guest Post: Go Green with Easy Things for Making Eco-Friendly Kitchens

However, when faced with the steps that are hyped in the media, it’s all too easy to feel inadequate in terms of what you’re doing. After all, there are a lot of eco-friendly tips out there, many of which require time and money. Don’t get discouraged! First, always remember that no gesture is too small when it comes to protecting the environment; second, there are plenty of easy things you can do to bring some green into your home.

Guest Post: Effective Measures to Consider in Choosing an Electrical Contractor

There are certain things that one needs to keep in mind while availing the service of an electrical contractor, the prime reason of this being the fact that there are several electrical contractors in the league today and they all provide a competitive service. In order to get the best service by choosing the best contractor, you need to keep in mind a few things that would ensure a smooth competition of your project.

Guest Post: How Green is Your Office?

Companies are catching onto the fact that going green makes them more popular, and it is something worthy of talking about in various forms such as press releases. It adds to the company image and can now be a big deal breaker when people are considering purchases and hiring for services. So the question is; what can you do to make your office more environmentally friendly?