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Green Home

The hidden costs of not going green

Going green has a reputation for being expensive. But the price we pay for our choices does not reflect the full cost. For example, whatever we buy probably comes with packaging. Then we have to pay to discard it. And we have to pay for the energy it takes to go to the store and get it.

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How to have an awesome sustainable home

Sustainability begins at home. That is, we can’t demand that governments or businesses or our society in general act sustainably until we do ourselves. You can practice sustainability at home by adopting such habits as reducing waste or conserving water. But what is a sustainable home?

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How to choose the right thermostat for your home

Choosing the right thermostat for your home is more complicated than it used to be. Not long ago, you only had a choice among brands of manual thermostats. You can still get a manual thermostat if you want. But now you need to consider the features of programmable thermostats and smart thermostats.

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Your eco-friendly green home

When I was in junior high school, my dad painted our house green. That’s not what we mean by a green home today, is it? We mean a sustainable home. Today, you can build a home to earn LEED certification. (That’s Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design.) LEED is green. But can you have a green home that wasn’t built that way?

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