Ten simple but effective tips for your home that can save you energy & money when the thermometer soars this summer!
Mixing water and electricity can produce dangerous results. But their vital interconnections and vulnerabilities are even more shocking and less often understood.
Well-designed landscaping can not only increase a home's curb appeal but can also lower its heating and cooling costs, and help reduce water use.
With better aesthetics, filament LEDs could help speed the switch from the 7 billion incandescent lamps still lighting the planet.
Almost 90% of the energy consumed by your washing machine is used to heat water. Switching to cold-water clothes washing gets clothes just as clean as hot water, while using less energy and money.
An Israeli company is working on a light-filtering paint that can help actively cool buildings using zero electricity.
A radiative cooling technology for air conditioning could help cut energy consumption – and carbon dioxide emissions – in new buildings by nearly 70 percent.
You don’t need a special contractor to make your home more energy efficient. In most cases, it takes less than two hours to perform a few home "hacks" (detailed below) that can save anyone, from dorm-dwellers to apartment renters to homeowners, upwards of $135 a year.
Big oil is starting to challenge the biggest utilities in the race to erect wind turbines at sea, which might help drive down costs of wind power.
A zero-carbon home in England’s East Sussex runs entirely on clean power and generates more energy than it consumes, bringing in a net income of £2650 ($3,300 USD) per year.