Green Homes

The ins and outs of green construction and natural building, with specifics on solar design, home insulation and more.
A reader wonders how often to change furnace filters to keep the air clean in her home. Learn the frequency with which homeowners should replace a furnace filter.

Heating With Wood Sustainability of Heating with Wood
Save money and keep your home warm during the winter by heating with wood.
Tiny house My Tiny House Saga
Find out how one couple went from living large to decluttering and building a tiny home.
Zero Energy House Free and Clear Living in Net Zero Energy Homes
You can experience a higher quality of life in your own house by converting to a net zero energy home. These powerhouses are able to produce as much energy as they use.
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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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