Green Homes

The ins and outs of green construction and natural building, with specifics on solar design, home insulation and more.
Architect Debra Rucker Coleman discusses the many benefits of working with the sun, and what to consider when building a home using passive solar design.

Attic insulation How to Insulate Your Attic
Adding attic insulation is one of the easiest ways to reduce your energy bills. Here's how to know whether you need more.
Wash Cloths in a Bundle Creating a Reusable 'Family Cloth' System
Recycling toilet paper is expensive. Here's an alternative, reusable option called the "family cloth."
How I Turned My Home-Lighting Smart and Sustainable for Less Than $500
From choosing affordable floods for the bedroom remodel to switching out the over-hood incandescent, Jennifer details how much it cost to light her house sustainably, as well as forecast her long term savings.
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Green Patios, Walkways & Driveways of Porous Pavement and Pervious Concrete
Consider one of these innovative and attractive options instead of old-fashioned concrete.

Install Your Own Windows
Reduce the cost of new windows by putting them in yourself.

Eco-friendly Roofing Options 
Choose from a variety of durable and environmentally friendly roofing materials.

Serious Energy Savings With Passive House Design
If you’re dreaming of a home that’s the ultimate in energy efficiency, take a look at the Passive House standard.

Your Green Dream Home: First Things To Consider
Before you hire a contractor or start building, read this expert advice.

Low-Cost, High-Efficiency Home Improvements that Pay Off
Here are some commonly agreed upon suggestions for relatively easy and low-cost home retrofitting projects.

Go Solar and Save Big
Every homeowner needs to know that passive solar design results in huge savings on energy bills.

Essential Advice for Owner-Builders
Here’s what you need to know about building codes before you build a house.

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