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6 Ways to Optimize the Efficiency of Solar Panels

Maximize the benefits to the planet and your wallet.

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How to Qualify for a Passive House Certification

The rigorous standards increase home value and lower costs.

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These 5 Hacks Will Lower Your Energy Bills

Don't let high utility payments get you down.

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What Defines a Tiny Home?

They're less than 400 square feet.

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Are Air Purifying Plants a Myth?

Most homes are too porous for plants to matter much.

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How to Clean a Solar Tube Skylight

Renew the view to the stars.

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5 Tips for Replacing Aquarium Gravel

The process is more important than the gravel.

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Compost Benefits of Biodegradable Soap

There are a variety of sudsy options to consider.

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Wood vs PVC Wind Turbine Blade

Wood is flexible, but it's heavier.

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Three Reasons to Select Furniture with Sustainable Design

Hint: It's better for the planet your individual health.

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Sustainable Design: Eco-friendly Windows

Windows are a pivotal part of any eco-friendly design.

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Green Home Cooling Options

Six ways to reduce toxic emissions and energy costs while keeping your house cool.

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How to Remove Old Grout from Used Travertine Floor Tile

Out with the old and in with the new, but not that easily.

A solar water pump.
How to Build Your Own Solar Water Pump

It will help you transfer water from a well.

A wind turbine.
How to Build a Replacement Wind Turbine Blade

These can easily break, but they're not hard to repair.

Sliding glass doors on a tiled shower.
Recycling Your Old Glass Shower Door

Replace it and use the old version for new things.

A bathroom with wood cabinets and floors.
7 Alternatives to Bathroom Tile

Not into traditional bathroom tiling? Try something new.

A bathroom with a shower.
Going Green: How to Refinish an Old Stone Shower Pan

They're attractive and sustainable.

Ironing a shirt with a purple cased iron.
Ceramic vs. Iron Soleplate: Which to Buy

They offer different advantages in different situations.

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Building a Portable Solar Power Radio

Portable solar power energy can have many practical uses.

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The 5 Best Materials for Building Green Furniture

Building your own green furniture is a great way to put your eco-friendly ideals into practice. Understanding

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How to Use Green Insulation

Gone are the days of hazardous fiberglass. Insulation these days can be made from recycled denim or even sheep wool, with just as much efficacy.

A toilet.
How Long Does a Low Flush Toilet Last?

A low flush toilet is a porcelain unit.

A concrete driveway.
How to Remove an Iron Stain from Concrete

An iron stain is rust-like in color.

A shower with a glass door.
Going Green: How to Clean a Glass Shower Door

Here's how to clean those pesky glass doors.

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Troubleshooting Common Problems with a Solar Inverter

There can be several basic issues with an inverter.

Cork flooring options.
How to Install Cork Flooring

It's soft, eco-friendly, and easy to install.

What Home Devices Cost You the Most on Your Power Bill?

You can reduce your energy costs by limiting big consumers.

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Adding Radiant Floor Heat to Your Home

Whether you are planning on adding radiant floor heat to your existing home or to a new build, there

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Are Ceramic Tiles Sustainable?

The use of recycled and natural, sustainable materials, such as ceramic tile, in building construction

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6 Advantages of Using Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells

Dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs), also known as Gratzel cells, are new inventions in thin-film solar

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Upcycle Kitchen Trash Into Pretty Planters

Turn trash into treasure with some quick, easy crafting.

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Create an Energy Efficient Home Room by Room

Overwhelmed by energy efficiency? We break it down for you.

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Pros and Cons of Bamboo vs. Cork Flooring

Ditch hardwood and opt for an eco-friendly flooring option.

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Repurposed Materials that Make the Best Shower Curtain Liners

Upcycle other materials into a useful shower curtain liner.

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4 Tips for Sizing a Solar Battery System

Calculate the needs of your system for long-term success.

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How to Affix a Console Sink to the Wall

Add some character to an older bathroom space.

bathroom vanity and washing supplies
Going Green: How to Fill a Chip in a Vanity Sink

A chip in the vanity is an eyesore, so fix it up.

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7 Surprising Uses for Silicon Solar Cells

Silicon solar technology is advancing every day.

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4 Recycled Materials Used for Aquarium Stands

They can be beautiful as well as functional.

solar irrigation pump
5 Tips for Using a Solar Irrigation Pump

It can save time and money, while increasing production.

A limestone fireplace.
How to Make and Apply Your Own Limestone Sealer

Not only is it healthy, it's good for the environment.

A beautiful stained and finished living room, bamboo wood floor.
Bamboo Flooring - Cleaning, Sealing, and Refinishing

Don't let your beautiful bamboo floor go to waste.

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6 Indoor Plants That Will Cool Your House Down

The right houseplants can help cut your AC bill.