Tag Archive | green

Are you looking for energy savings in all the wrong places?

Our energy costs are going up because too many of us are making the wrong judgment calls about how to save energy. Here’s why we’re having a disconnect. Energy costs are always going up, partially because we have more things to plug in than ever before. Image: Ann Rosener, photographer/Office of War Information/Library of Congress […]

Seattle Building One of ‘Top 10 Green Projects’ in U.S.

The new U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Seattle District Headquarters is one of this year’s “Top 10 Green Projects” in the nation, the American Institute of Architects announced Monday. The program “celebrates projects that are the result of a thoroughly integrated approach to architecture, natural systems and technology,” the AIA said. “They make a positive […]

10 Ways to Remodel Greener

Push past the hype and learn what really makes a renovation kind to the earth and easy on your wallet. Let’s get to the nitty-gritty of what it means to remodel green. Being green starts long before you think about where you want to put the tub, and the effects last into the future long […]

Most Americans Want Eco-Friendly Homes – And Would Pay More For Them

Eco-friendly homes have gone mainstream: most people would trade in their swimming pools for Energy Star appliances and CFL lighting, according to our survey of realtor.com users. The desire to be eco-friendly has increased dramatically in recent years. We may commemorate Earth Day in April but many people make a concerted effort to go green in […]

6 “Green” Terms: Which Ones Can You Trust?

Does “natural” mean organic? Should you buy anything labeled “non-toxic”? Here are the truth and eco-facts about many of the green terms you find on product labels. What’s really green? Soon you’ll have a little more confidence about green product marketing claims, such as “biodegradable” and “recyclable”: The Federal Trade Commission, which sets standards for […]