Green Homes

The ins and outs of green construction and natural building, with specifics on solar design, home insulation and more.
Plan a comfortable, energy-efficient home that saves you money on heating and cooling with these passive solar design basics.

Woodstove Decathlon Winners of the Wood Stove Decathlon
Looking for the best woodstoves on the market? Look to the Wood Stove Decathlon winners: the Ideal Steel Hybrid by the Woodstock Soapstone company, along with stoves by Travis, Wittus and New England Hearth & Soapstone.
Free Cardboard Boxes Free Cardboard Boxes for Dry Storage
Learn where to find free cardboard boxes for moving or storage.
Faucet Waste Not, Want Not: Conserve Energy by Upgrading Your Hot Water Heater
Conserve energy, and dollars, by upgrading your current home's hot water heater or purchasing a new high efficiency water heater recommended by Energy Star.
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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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