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Top Ten Green Refrigerators, Part Two

Article: Top Ten Green Refrigerators, Part Two

Welcome to the best green refrigerators of 2008! Within this post you will discover the next two refrigerators on the top ten list. 9) Bosch – Evolution 800 Series Refrigerator [www.boschappliances.com] In addition to being one of the most energy efficient fridges in this top ten list, this fridge features some fancy configuration options that…

Easy Money-Saving Retrofit: Programmable Thermostat

Article: Easy Money-Saving Retrofit: Programmable Thermostat

You do not always have to start from scratch when you want to save energy. While it is true that building a LEED certified building from the ground up can net you the best energy efficiency for your heating and cooling needs, you can get really close to that same efficiency by investing in new…

Check Out The "Energy Star Home Advisor" at the EPA

Article: Check Out The "Energy Star Home Advisor" at the EPA

There has been a lot of grumbling about the US governments seemingly sluggish response to the world wide climate crisis occurring in today’s world. While it is important to demand leadership and excellence on environmental issues, it is also important to applaud and support the government when it partakes in initiatives that could actually produce…

EnergyStar could be useful for your home

Article: EnergyStar could be useful for your home

In case you have heard about Energy Star but aren’t sure what it means, this is a joint program by the US Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Energy designed to encourage the use of energy-saving appliances, building supplies and other products. To receive an official “Energy Star” badge, each of these products must adhere…

Home Energy Use: By the Numbers

Article: Home Energy Use: By the Numbers

It’s easy for people like us TreeHuggers to sit back and say, “Follow our advice; be greener; it’s better.” We have good reasons for saying so — things like using less energy, reducing greenhouse gas output and lowering our individual and collective ecological footprint — but those are sometimes difficult to contextualize and put into…