Conservation

Why Less Really Is More

The best way to conserve natural resources and save money is to conserve energy. The cheapest unit of electrical power is the one we don’t need to generate at all. So energy efficiency should be our number one priority. Think of it as our first, best fuel. We can all generate it.

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Tips for energy efficient laundry

October 23rd, 2017|Comments Off on Tips for energy efficient laundry

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.

Light-filtering paint that cools buildings when exposed to sunlight

October 13th, 2017|Comments Off on Light-filtering paint that cools buildings when exposed to sunlight

An Israeli company is working on a light-filtering paint that can help actively cool buildings using zero electricity.

Is space the secret to efficient air conditioning?

September 13th, 2017|Comments Off on Is space the secret to efficient air conditioning?

A radiative cooling technology for air conditioning could help cut energy consumption – and carbon dioxide emissions – in new buildings by nearly 70 percent.

Hot tips to keep you cool this summer

June 20th, 2017|Comments Off on Hot tips to keep you cool this summer

Ten simple but effective tips for your home that can save you energy & money when the thermometer soars this summer!

Earth Day Special: Hack your home and save money on utility bills

April 20th, 2017|Comments Off on Earth Day Special: Hack your home and save money on utility bills

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 replacing rigs with wind turbines

March 25th, 2017|Comments Off on Big oil replacing rigs with wind turbines

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.

Zero-carbon home generates income by generating more energy than it uses

March 6th, 2017|Comments Off on Zero-carbon home generates income by generating more energy than it uses

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.

How to reduce your carbon footprint

February 3rd, 2017|Comments Off on How to reduce your carbon footprint

From properly insulating your home to contacting your local representatives and investing in clean energy, here are 15 ways we can help reduce global carbon emissions.

How much can you REALLY save with energy efficient improvements?

January 11th, 2017|Comments Off on How much can you REALLY save with energy efficient improvements?

Why not take one easy energy-saving step in 2017, and then feel good about having achieved it for the rest of the year? These helpful tips will help get you started.

What’s a greener way to heat my home?

December 6th, 2016|0 Comments

GREEN HOUSE: When it comes to greenhouse gas emissions, are heat pumps or high-efficiency gas furnaces a better way to heat your home?

LED there be lights this holiday season

December 3rd, 2016|0 Comments

FACT: During the short period that holiday lights are used each year, they consume enough energy to power 200,000 homes for a year.

How planting trees in cities can save thousands of lives

November 5th, 2016|0 Comments

THROWING SHADE: A new study from The Nature Conservancy suggests that planting trees in cities can result in cooler temperatures, which can save up to 48 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity annually and avoid up to 13 million tons of carbon dioxide emissions each year, reducing air pollution for millions of urban residents.

Watch out for energy vampires!

October 22nd, 2016|0 Comments

Beware the energy vampires lurking in your home, disguised as normal appliances and electronics!

Fall and winter energy-saving tips

October 15th, 2016|0 Comments

CHILL BILL: Based on the latest winter forecast, Americans can expect to spend more than they did last year for natural gas, electricity, heating oil and propane to heat their homes.

Money-saving gadgets: Go green & save money with smart lighting, smart heating, hybrid computers & more

October 6th, 2016|0 Comments

GET SMART(ER): Technology is often expensive and relentless to keep up with, but these smart gadgets can help us be more efficient in our energy use – and save money!

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